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Female Character Quotes

We’ve collected the best Female Character Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Elisha Cuthbert, Khandi Alexander, Madchen Amick, John Singleton, Alexandra Daddario. Use them as an inspiration.

There’s nothing worse than having a very strong female character and then suddenly having it go away.
Khandi Alexander
Usually, witches are the little side character… a bad female character that comes in and leaves.
In ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ every female character was three-dimensional.
It’s cool to be a female character who gets to be really strong and tough.
Joanna is a strong female character, and I love playing her. But one of the things about her is that she always says exactly what she’s thinking.
Stephanie Corneliussen
I do feel privileged to play Elektra, because definitely she is a strong female character. She’s a strong character. It would be nice if eventually we’d just say she’s a strong character, not a strong female character.
I don’t fully understand my wife‘s emotions – and I’m supposed to write an excellent female character and unravel the secret of women?
Evan Goldberg
I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.
I wouldn’t know how to write a weak female character. I read so much epic fantasy growing up, where you have these sword-wielding, in-your-face warrior maidens.
Richelle Mead
If you can remove a female character from your plot and replace her with a sexy lamp and your story still works, you’re a hack.
Take ‘Ex Machina.’ Everyone said it was one of the great feminist works of science fiction. But what I found disappointing is that everything about the main female character is defined by men.
I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character.
Shannon Elizabeth
Even in stories that I like, with a female character that I love deeply, it always feels like there’s something that she has to prove to the male characters before she can even get started.
I’m difficult to cast. In comedy, if there’s a female character, usually written by a bloke, she’s either the ditsy good-looking one, or the sexually aggressive one. I never fit into those.
Daisy May Cooper
I won’t take parts where the female character has no substance.
I see the portrayal of any believable female character as feminist.
The funny thing with Ophelia is that I remembered her being this really cool, awesome female character when I read ‘Hamlet‘ in high school, and when I went back and read it, no, she’s not.
There’s no need for a female character that does things like a male character; that’s not what makes interesting female characters in my view.
When I was just starting out, I had two choices: I could be the beautiful girl on the main man‘s arm as decoration, or I would have to do a little independent movie to get any depth in the female character.
I can’t live in a world where there are only, like, four kinds of women. Or where every woman is obsessed with cake. The very least I ask is that we have one female character in the world who likes savory things! I don’t have any role models who like cheese!
I think that Hollywood misconstrues actresses saying, ‘Oh I wanna play a strong female character,’ like we all want to play, like, superheroes or something.
I do love that witches haven‘t really been explored that much. Usually, witches are the little side character… a bad female character that comes in and leaves.
I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.
I read the script for ‘Guncrazy’ in 1985 and loved it because it was one of the few scripts I’d come across that revolved around a strong female character.
Sometimes, there can be a slightly condescending assumption that anything unlikable about a female character is a mistake, as if they’re a contestant in a beauty pageant and have to seem charming and upbeat all the time.
As a feminist, just to speak to what women go through, I think women are put in a box way too often. What I love about ‘You’re the Worst‘ is that no female character is portrayed as a black-and-white cartoon character. We’re all complicated, messy human beings.
I’d like to do something where there’s a strong female character and some action. I’ve done a few stunts in the past.
Vicky McClure
I started watching ‘Daria’ when I was in college because I didn’t have cable growing up. It’s such a smart show with a different type of female character.
In my mind, every single female character I’ve written is plus-size.
We just don’t subscribe to the conventional wisdom that you can’t have an action series led by a female character. It’s kinda nonsense to us.
I grew up on comics in the 1960s era, when ‘Wonder Woman‘ was rather silly. She was an interchangeable female character plagued by bad stereotypes. She cried at the drop of a hat, she was worried about how she looked, all of that.
I have a real passion for playing a role that’s a strong female character, that’s just not typical, with a lot of heart, not an easy sell of a movie, not real commercial. It doesn’t have to be a big movie, but I’m just looking for something that I really, truly, 100 percent believe in and am behind.
Ambition alone cannot define a progressive female character.
A show that I loved as a kid was ‘Maid Marian And Her Merry Men’. It was a really strong female character making fun of the boys, an inversion of gender politics. But it was very funny, too. I always wanted to be one of the village people messing about in the mud and being stinky.
I take great pride in portraying a strong female character who is independent and can take care of herself. I don’t think we get to see that enough in television.
I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.
In 1996, Shakespeare‘s ‘Twelfth Night‘ was removed from classrooms after a school board passed a ‘prohibition of alternative lifestyle instruction‘ act. Apparently, a young female character disguised as a boy was a danger to the youth of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
It’s interesting to play a female character who’s not ever using feminine wiles to get things done.
If screenwriters have to kill off a female character, they love to give her cancer. We’ve seen so many great actresses go down to the Big C: Ali MacGraw, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon.
Oftentimes in films, the female character, if she’s not the protagonist – and often, even if she is – feels like an imitation of what a woman is.
I always say, if a guy writes the same lead female character type over and over, we are not seeing their writing chops so much as their dating website wishlist.
I loved seeing a lead female character who isn’t perfect and isn’t demonized for it.
I’ve worked with Lars von Trier on many films, and there’s always a female character that’s like an open wound – everything just pours out of this person.
I don’t believe that a female character needs to surrender her femininity in order to be an action hero.