At the press conference for Nothing But the Truth, Rod Lurie's fictional retelling of the Judith Miller-Valerie Plame saga:
At least the lack of opportunities for women is being discussed. That's the first step.
The conversation then turned to a discussion of women in film, the lack of good roles for women, and the recent comments of a studio exec who, on the heels of the Jodie Foster-starring revenge pic The Brave One tanking at the box office, said his studio would produce no more films with a woman in the lead role.
"You mean he's not going to do the Sarah Palin story?" said Alda.
"Kate and I are going to do it," said Lurie. "I'm going to write it for Kate."
The hit film The Devil Wears Prada was mentioned as proof that a smart, well-written film starring women can attract a crowd.
"Half of the best actors in the world are women," said Lurie."Slightly more than half," Beckinsale replied.
Nothing But The Truth: TIFF press conference diaries (National Post)