Amanda Seyfriend and Lily James have suggested that actresses are forcing Hollywood to finally catch up with TV when it comes to strong and relatable female characters.
There is so much more available, in TV, so much TV that its… we could go and write something and if its good we could get it made if we wanted to create our own characters, Amanda tells Metro.co.uk, and thats what a lot of people are doing.
And all the different channels – Netflix and Amazon – and theres just so much material, adds Lily.
Both stars got their break on the small screen – Amanda in Veronica Mars and Big Love and Lily in Downton Abbey – but both have successfully transitioned to the sbig screen and are next starring together in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
For several years now women, including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies, Amy Adams in Sharp Objects, Carey Mulligan in Collateral and Emma Stone in Maniac, have flocked to TV both behind and in front of the camera, for better roles after years of female characters on the big screen being relegated to supporting characters, or even worse, wives and girlfriends who serve no purpose to a story.
When asked if Hollywood may ever catch up with TV, Amanda says that the women are forcing it to, smiling and adding: Were not taking no for an answer, which is nice.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is out in the UK on 20 July.