Zoolander’s Anastasia Steele on the #MeToo movement and the power of #feminism
Anastasia Steele, who played the role of Zoe Saldana on the popular animated series Zooland, said in a new interview that she believes the movement for female empowerment is not just about women in entertainment, but that the hashtag is a way for women to stand up and speak up.
“There are so many women in our world, and there’s a lack of awareness and power in the mainstream, and I feel that there’s been an awareness of it, and a lack the opportunity to speak up about it,” she told The Guardian.
“I feel like that’s what’s been happening with #MeOwls and #MeAunties, because we’ve been saying, ‘There are women out there that are empowered by this, and they’re not going to be silenced by it.’
But the fact that women can speak up, and it doesn’t feel like a power struggle, it feels like an opportunity for the other side to get a word in.
I feel like this movement is a response to the lack of women in the industry.”
Steele’s Zoolandae character Zoe, a former Zoolanese model, was born in a small village in Africa and is the daughter of a Zoolanian businessman and an American businessman.
Steele said that when she was cast as Zoe, she was “really surprised that the writers of the show knew that I was a woman, and that’s something that really excited me.
And also, there was a great cast of people that were very supportive of me.
I’ve always had a really open, inclusive, open mind.
So, I felt like that was really exciting for me.”
When I started the show, I was always really aware that I wasn’t the only woman in Zoolania, and the only one who didn’t have the opportunity or the privilege to have that kind of role, and to be the one who was empowered by it.
So I wanted to really empower other women.
I felt that if I could make a show that would be very positive, that would give me the chance to be able to do that.
And I wanted that to be an opportunity to bring that message to a wider audience, because I think that’s really important.
It’s about a lot of women being empowered.
“Stee’s interview with The Guardian comes after a petition launched by actor Olivia Munn was signed by more than 30,000 people on Monday, and she spoke about her support for the petition.”
Steele has previously expressed her desire to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said that she is considering an appearance on the upcoming season of “American Idol,” but has not yet received any offers.””
And I think the only way that we’re going to have a lot more women coming forward is if people in the entertainment industry take a stand and say, ‘This is what we want, and this is what it’s all about.'”
Steele has previously expressed her desire to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said that she is considering an appearance on the upcoming season of “American Idol,” but has not yet received any offers.
“I’m still looking for people to audition for me, and no one’s said anything yet, so it’s definitely still up in the air, but if there’s anybody that has an audition, I would love to have you on,” she shared.
“If anyone does an audition for ‘American Idol,’ I’d love to do it.
But that’s a long shot.”