Natalie Portman Responds to Rose McGowan's Critics of Her Feminist Dress

At the Oscars 2020, Natalie Portman had chosen to wear a dress embroidered with the names of directors absent from the nominations. Criticized by Rose McGowan on this process, the actress decided to answer him.



At the Oscars 2020, Natalie Portman had chosen to wear a dress embroidered with the names of directors absent from the nominations. Criticized by Rose McGowan on this process, the actress decided to answer him.


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At the Oscars 2020, Natalie Portman had chosen to wear a dress embroidered with the names of directors absent from the nominations. Criticized by Rose McGowan on this process, the actress decided to answer him.

His passage on the red carpet had not gone unnoticed. On February 9, Natalie Portman appeared at the Oscars 2020 wearing a special dress. One could find there the embroidered names of directors, absent from the nominations. "I wanted to subtly pay tribute to women who have not been recognized for their incredible work this year", she explained then. An initiative that had not really convinced Rose McGowan.

"Courageous ? Not at all. We are rather on an actress who plays the role of someone who has something to do with it. Like most of them do. I find Portman's type of activism deeply offensive to us who do all the work. I'm not writing this out of bitterness, but out of disgust (…) You have a production company that has hired only one female director: you. What is the concern with the actresses of your category? You stars could change the world if you take a stand rather than embody the problem."posted one of the first actresses to testify against Harvey Weinstein on Facebook. These were harsh words that led the main interested party to speak and speak on the subject.

"I agree with Ms. Mcgowan that it is inappropriate to call myself "brave" for wearing a garment bearing the names of women. 'Courageous' is a term I most strongly associate with actions like those of women who have testified against Harvey Weinstein in recent weeks under incredible pressure ", she explained as reported Variety. The Oscar-winning actress for her performance in Black Swan then spoke about her career and the failed projects they had attempted to carry. "It is true that I only made a few films with women. In my long career, I have only had the chance to work with directors a few times. I have made short films, commercials, clips and feature films with Marya Cohen, Mira Nair, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anna Rose Holmer, Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat … Unfortunately, the films I have tried to make are ghosts"said Natalie Portman. She then concluded by reaffirming her determination to make a difference and her willingness to support projects led by women.

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