“Every time someone writes that I play 'strong women,' what they're implying is that most women aren’t,” Jessica Chastain tweeted last year while promoting "Molly’s Game." “How about I just play well written parts?”
"We just need many, many more people given opportunities so people are able to try things and figure things out as they go," Ridley says. "And in the Star Wars world, we now have a lovely, rich, diverse universe and to be headed by a woman would be the next step. It would be great."