Naomi Watts: Stop male comparisons
Published 16/05/2014 | 15:12
Naomi Watts has said she's had enough of female directors constantly being sized up against their male counterparts.
The Impossible star said that "female directors and actresses have a different voice, different stories".
"It's not helpful to be compared to men," added the Oscar-nominated actress.
The under-representation of women in directorial roles has been a hot topic at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with Jane Campion - the first female filmmaker to have ever won the Palme d'Or - sitting as jury president.
"Jane Campion is right to say that there's an inherent sexism in the film industry. But there's also a lack of women putting themselves forward," Naomi added.
The star was among several actresses who attended Calvin Klein's Women In Film party at the annual festival.
Naomi wore a pink strapless dress and long Bulgari white gold and diamond necklace as she mingled with actresses including Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o and Rooney Mara at the event.