Zoe Kazan isn’t particularly surprised by some of the criticism that some have leveled at the main female character in Wildlife, the acclaimed period drama she penned with her partner, Paul Dano.
“I think some of the criticism about ‘Oh, is she unlikable? Is she unsympathetic?’ feels really misplaced to me. It feels like it has more to do with the way we as a society think about who and what a mother should be and what a wife should be than it is really about this character,” Kazan told me in a recent phone interview.
“I think that we have impossibly high standards for women, and we treat them as sort of like sacrosanct or like imaginary in some ways, when, really, everybody in this world is just struggling to get by.” Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.