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.
I guess there’s a vulnerability in seeing a female character trying to get out of something really drastic.
In ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ every female character was three-dimensional.
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.
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 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 want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character.
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 think that Hollywood misconstrues actresses saying, ‘Oh I wanna play a strong female character,’ like we all want to play, like, superheroes or something.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 loved seeing a lead female character who isn’t perfect and isn’t demonized for it.
I don’t believe that a female character needs to surrender her femininity in order to be an action hero.