Tessa Thompson blasts 'dumb' Hollywood writers over female action characters
London [UK], September 4 : Hollywood actress Tessa Thompson is the latest addition to speak out against male writers portraying female action stars.The actress, who will be seen in the upcoming movie 'Thor: Ragnarok', said that she has issues with the way female characters are being written for action films, reports The Independent.
While talking to a leading daily, Thompson shared, "There's an unfair position that women are sometimes put in, in the context of superhero movies and action movies where at once they have to be very strong and fierce, but also sexy."
The actress also revealed the one word that she hates seeing in scripts.
"There's one word I hate in all scripts in Hollywood at the moment in describing women, and that is the word 'badass'. That word has just crept into every script that is pushed around this town now," shared Thompson.
Adding, "It's a dumb male writer's way of saying: 'Ah, uh, she's like, she, uh, she's tough.' Then straight after that it's like: 'She's badass, but she's got a beauty about her. And she's sexy. Unconsciously sexy."
She added that she and director Taika Waititi have worked on making her character - the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie - more relevant for 2017.
Thompson described her as an elite warrior who has "sort of lost her way".
Helmed by Taika Waititi, 'Thor: Ragnarok' stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular character with Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson in pivotal roles.
The flick is all set to release on October 27 in UK.