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Tessa Thompson can't play stereotypical girlfriend roles

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Thompson says it is important for her to not to the idea of a conventional girlfriend in the movies.

The 35-year-old actor, who stars as in "Creed" franchise, said she was determined to see her character ''buck convention'', reported Contactmusic.

''It was important to me, from the first film, (of the first 'Creed' movie) and I had so many conversations about that, and we really wanted to try to buck convention in that space," Thompson said.

The said she finds the typical portrayal of female love interests in movies to be "obnoxious".

''So often women are tasked with - not just in boxing movies, but just in movies in general - I won't say which, but I was watching a film last night on the plane and I was just like ... man, women! We just show up in movies to function to support the male character in ways.

"Like, we die for them, we live for them, it's just obnoxious actually. We wanted to do something different with (Bianca), so we tried to do that," she said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 13:30 IST