I’ve never been more aware of a duty than I was in this deal. I was extremely aware that I had to make sure I was being paid what the male equivalent would be.”
- Born in California, raised in Kansas
- Father was an Air Force captain and fighter pilot and also her inspiration
- Cooper Union Advancement of Science & Art & AFI for film directing
- Husband is an author and firefighter
- Directed Monster and Wonder Woman
- First female director of any DC or Marvel “Superhero” film.
- Negotiated salary for $7-9 million to equal male director salaries (women make 80c to men’s $1)
- Decided to work in TV instead of films to spend more time with her newborn son, stressing that this was her decision.
- Shrugged off James Cameron’s criticism that Godot’s Superwoman was an “objectified icon”
- Self-identifies as “last-wave feminism” (which technically would be fourth-wave)
“I have always wanted to be last-wave feminism, where you’re so feminist, you’re not thinking about it at all.”