The problem is, we feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what’s the worst that can happen? What’s the worst that can happen? You fall flat on your face, then hopefully you get back up again and go for it again and try something else. We’re all going to die one day.
Meryl Streep has quietly set the standard. Of her last eleven features, women have written and directed five, and a woman wrote the sixth. That’s no accident. If Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Lawrence (who got her start with a woman director), Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Bullock did the same there’d be a revolution!