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I try to do what is right: Judd Apatow on feminism

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker Judd Apatow said women feature prominently in his films and TV shows, because he tries to do what is right whenever he gets the opportunity.

The 49-year-old producer of the Lena Dunham-fronted TV show "Girls" said he does not see himself as a feminist in the strictest terms.


"I don't, at least not in those terms. I just try to do what's right whenever I see the opportunity. I'm sure I make mistakes. But I'm not working with Lena because I want women to do better; I'm working with Lena because she's so inspiring," he told Vulture when asked if he considered himself a feminist.

Talking about his hit drama "Bridesmaids", Apatow said he did not start the film thinking that it will "open doors" for women.

"With 'Bridesmaids', I never thought, It'd be great if there was a movie that starred a lot of women and maybe that will help open some doors. It's great if that ends up happening, but that sort of thinking is never the starting point.

"Same thing with 'The Big Sick'. I'm not thinking about representing minorities. I'm not thinking about society. I'm thinking, no one else's ever made a movie about someone like this. That means it's not going to be hacky. It'll be new. Now let's make it great," he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 09:22 IST
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