Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano has opened up about being a woman in the role of director and in the entertainment industry at large.
Reed explained that she thinks it’s great that a woman gets to direct this particular show, but that she also doesn’t feel limited to directing only female lead projects.
“Look, it’s a really good time [to be a female director]. If you make something that’s subversive and really draws attention, no matter who you are, they’re going to push you along. But it’s helpful that I’m a woman because that’s the cool thing now — to have a woman director. All of a sudden, it’s trendy. I’m trendy! (Laughs.) And after [Handmaid’s], it’s like anything and everything is coming my way.”
She also spoke out about the best feedback she’s heard about the show.
“‘It feels like a movie,’ which was a great thing to hear. I remember the day I found out we were going to have commercial breaks, and I almost started crying. That’s probably the only issue I have with how Hulu has to function. Obviously, that’s their model, but no one told me, and I was like, ‘Holy fu***ng sh*t, this changes everything.’ Bruce was like, ‘No, no, no, you can still shoot it as if there are no commercials,’ which is what I did. Him telling me to ignore that was probably the best advice I could have received, and I treated it like a movie.
More in News
Can’t Wait for ‘Krypton’? Check Out ‘Smallville’ on Hulu
On Wednesday, Syfy will premier the first episode of Krypton, a science fiction series that travels back in time to examine...March 19, 2018
‘Will & Grace’ Revival Picked Up for a Third Season
The finale of its first season back on the air wraps on Thursday, April 5, but the cast and crew are...March 19, 2018
Shooting on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Scheduled to Begin Next Year
Hitting theaters on July 10, 2020, director Steven Spielberg announced on Sunday that the fifth Indiana Jones film would begin shooting...March 19, 2018
Kay Cannon Is Climbing Into the Director’s Chair for R-Rated Comedy ‘Blockers’
Over the course of the last six years, Kay Cannon has risen through the ranks of Hollywood’s writers with three successive,...March 16, 2018
Nickelodeon in Talks to Reboot ‘Clarissa Explains It All’
A reboot of the popular Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All is in the works, as the Viacom-owned network is in...March 16, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy Visit Earth in Final ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer
While in previous trailers audiences saw the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with Thor, the final one for Avengers: Infinity...March 16, 2018