Actress Keira Knightley, who was just nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in The Imitation Game, wants to know when Hollywood films will start to feature female geniuses.
The 29-year-old starlet (NDLR: glups!) (...)
“You’re asking if I’ve ever been offered a biopic about a female genius?” She asked. “No! What is up with that! Go on, you’re a writer, write one. I would love to play a genius.”
The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, is about British mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician, and computer scientist, Alan Turing.
(...) Knightley further pressed the writer on who he would choose to write a film about. “What about the mathematician who’s just won the — God, what’s the biggest maths prize? Fields Medal. What’s her name?” she asked. “That’s even worse. I can’t remember her name.”
(Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was the woman Knightley was referring to.)