Speaking with ETonline she talks about her new movie, Always Shine (posted trailer below), and how she feels that "strong female character" roles can be “just as flat as not-strong female characters because it’s still an undigested version of what a woman feels like.”
As for Halt and Catch Fire and it's final season, she says, “I feel so grateful to AMC for sticking with the show, but I don’t think you need seventy hours of television to tell our story.” and is thankful the characters on the show don't have the opportunity to become unrealistic or repetitive.
Regarding her recent role in Black Mirror's "San Junipero" she says, “That was so thrilling”. In this episode she plays Yorkie, a shy woman who is instantly attracted to the confident and flashy Kelly (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), whom she chases through time in order to be with. The episode came at the heels of GLAAD reporting how it's dangerous for lesbian characters on TV. In San Junipero, Yorkie and Kelly [Spoiler (click to open)]eventually find each other and eternal happiness.
Though unaware of the impact of the episode until after it aired, she states, “I’ve learned so much about the episode and the world in which it exists and what it means in the great community since watching. It’s really good to be part of the conversation of a culture I’m not part of and which you need to be invited to. This has been an invitation to hear about concerns that don’t impact me but are concerns that matter to me nonetheless.”
Two friends, both actresses (Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis and Masters of Sex’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship, but also of their own identities.
Always Shine opens in select theaters on November 25th.
BONUS : Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones recently did an AMA on Reddit, and a fan asked them to confirm or debunk a popular fan-theory regarding the inspiration for San Junipero based on this picture. Thread has links to NSFW content, just a heads up, but it was good to see them talk about this haha. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/59cppq/were_charlie_brooker_and_annabel_jones_the/d97e1al/
How far would you go to enjoy your entertainment? Also, very thankful that AMC is allowing Halt and Catch Fire to properly finish its story. Definitely one of those shows out there that needs more love!
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