Actress Carey Mulligan says the team behind “Suffragette” never wanted the film to look like a costume drama so as to keep the focus on the real issue.
“Suffragette” is the first film ever to tackle the women’s vote movement in Britain and the 30-year-old English actress says the biggest responsibility was to present the real life story in right way, reported The Wrap.
“We always wanted it to feel real, we didn’t want it to feel like a costume drama. With makeup and wigs and such, it can feel a little bit removed from costume drama… My makeup calls were 10 minutes long. Put my dirty, unwashed hair back and put some mud on my face, and that was it,” Mulligan said.
The actress feels the suffragette movement is still a relevant issue. “Luckily, we’ve come a long way in the Western world. In Sudan, the legal marriage age is 10, and there’s no consensual age for sex. These issues happen all over the world. Sixty-two million girls don’t go to school, 22 per cent of parliament is made up of women and the rest are men.
The imbalance is so massive in so many parts of the world that the film is still so relevant. So many women are fighting the same struggles that we were 100 years ago,” she said.