'All the Money in the World is feminist'
Michelle Williams says her forthcoming film All the Money in the World explores what "it is like to be a woman in a man's world."
All The Money In The World revolves around oil tycoon J Paul Getty. It follows Getty's grandson John Paul Getty III, who was kidnapped by an organized crime regime, and his mother Gail's attempts to convince his wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom. Williams plays this mother.
"It's a suspenseful drama of course, but I also think it's a feminist piece," the actor says. "She innately understood that in order to really be taken seriously, she had to gather all her faculties and powers to fight to keep control, so that she could have a seat at the table. There are so many scenes in which she is dismissed, marginalised, kept on the outside because she is a woman," she adds.
Williams says she loves "those kinds of characters, tough nuts who are real and complicated with spikey little bits. Gail cannot fall apart, she has to keep her eye on the prize, but the route to achieving that changes day by day, as the situation morphs, often based on events and people well beyond her control."
All the Money in the World is scheduled for release in India on Friday.