What female stars, from Reese Witherspoon to Sally Field, really want to discuss on the red carpet
Filmmaker and the Representation Project founder Jennifer Siebel Newsom ("Miss Representation," "The Mask You Live In") feels that women have much more to discuss at events than simply the designer of their dresses. So, in 2014, she launched the #AskHerMore campaign, encouraging reporters to ask actresses substantive questions that address more than just appearance.
Variety polled some famous female awards season vets on which questions they'd be most intrigued to answer on the red carpet.
Reese Witherspoon: "What is the greatest female story that has not been told?" or "What do you do when you feel scared of a scene or a part?"
Gabourey Sidibe: "What's your favorite music to listen to on the way to a red carpet? Do you have a fight song that helps to pump you up to feel like a superstar on the carpet?"
Sally Field: "Is there one ingredient or essence that has stayed with you from a particular character, that became a part of you, or was already within you? If so, what was it?" or "When you look back upon the most gratifying moments and achievements in your life, how do you think nominations and awards will rank?"
Taylor Schilling: "What are you reading right now?" or "Are there any performances that have particularly influenced you — now or growing up?"
Rosario Dawson: "How do you feel about doing red carpet interviews? Do you feel pressure to answer in a certain way?"
Jennifer Siebel Newsom: "What social cause are you most passionate about and why?"