Well, @RCArmitage Survived and Thrived With Yaël Farber, so…

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  1. RA’s women costars seem to embody the strong woman archetype–from Carol, to Margaret, to Gerry, to Marian, to Ros, and to Katie, etc. I like that about him–choosing roles wherein the lady costar is a partner/colleague and not an appendage.

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  2. I don’t know how much real choosing was involved in some of those earlier roles, and he was in two films where there are no women. I don’t think strong women have figured into his equation, which doesn’t mean he isn’t comfortable with it. I don’t know if I consider Carol or Katie strong women. Margaret was headstrong, IMO, and not necessarily strong – though she was no appendage. Who’s Gerry?

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  3. I think one thing is clear both in his choices of roles and what he has said about his acting: Richard is comfortable in roles that portray his character as vulnerable some of the time. In fact, I can’t really think of anything he has done where that was not the case (although perhaps Pilgrimage will prove an exception). And as a consequence, it is natural there would be some strong women co-stars in the mix to expose that vulnerability. In my opinion, both Carol and Margaret, like Richard’s corresponding characters, were a mix of strong and vulnerable.

    Regardless of roles, Richard seems to be attracted to working with talented people who have a strong and unique vision (e.g., Yael Farber, Peter Jackson, Bryan Fuller). He says he is starstruck by Cate Blanchett. He outwardly shows respect for his female co-stars. He speaks very proudly of his mother. I too get a sense he is comfortable working with strong women, at least from the glimpses we’ve seen in his professional life.

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