London, July 3 : Actress Helen Mirren urges that the film industry needs to have more female directors.
Oscar winner expressed her views after receiving the lifetime
achievement award at the European country's annual Karlovy Vary
International Film event, reports express.co.uk.
"When I was
making those (early) films, they were very, very few female directors,
and there were certainly no women on set, which made taking one's
clothes off all the more difficult," she said.
"Things have moved
on, but as far as I'm concerned, they haven't moved on enough. I don't
know how many female directors are presenting their films in this
festival. I very much doubt that it's 50 per cent. Not too many, I'm
sure," she added.