‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ stars share their love for ‘The Girls’
Posted On July 19, 2021
This past summer, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” actress Tilda Swinton and “The Young Pope” singer Gwen Stefani made history by being the first black women to star in the big screen version of “The Girls.”
Swinton’s role as the iconic heroine of the classic 1960s film was a pivotal moment for both the genre and the industry, and she’s now set to star as the title character in the upcoming “The Boy Next Door,” which will debut on the big-screen this October.
“The boy next door,” which Swinton will play, is a teen-aged boy who discovers a girl he believes to be his grandmother, only to discover that she’s actually his mother.
In “The Boys” reboot, the character, played by Daniel Brühl, is played by Josh Gad.
Both “The New Girl” and “Girl On Fire” actress Michelle Williams and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham have also expressed interest in playing “The One,” as well as other black characters.
Here are the stars and actresses who have already signed on to play the lead roles of the first Black female movie stars: Swinton, who is currently shooting the biopic “The Secret Life of Pets” at Warner Bros. and will also star in upcoming “Dunkirk” films.
She has also played an “Uncle Tom” villain in the past.
(She is currently starring in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”)
Swinton plays the role of the iconic female lead in “The Old Man and the Sea,” a 1978 comedy about a group of New Yorkers who live in a house of artful decorum in New York City.
In addition to “The Lady and the Tramp,” Swinton was a featured performer on the first “The Tonight Show” series, which debuted in 1963.
She also appeared on the NBC sitcom “Two and a Half Men” and starred on the TV series “The Cosby Show.”
(She also played the role in the 1998 animated series “Dorky Duck.”)
The actress has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Golden Raspberry Award, and has been awarded an Emmy Award.
She was also a part of the ensemble in “Lilyhammer,” a 1994 animated film starring Emma Stone.
She starred in a 2007 film, “I Was Born to Die,” directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Ford.
Swinton also appeared in “Kong: Skull Island,” an ABC series based on the 1982 film.
(Swarston has appeared in the feature film “Hairspray” and in the animated film “Zootopia.”)
“The Prince and I” actress also appeared as a villain in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the 2002 film based on Steven Spielberg’s 1968 science fiction blockbuster.
“I’m in the same boat,” Swindon told Entertainment Weekly.
“And I know how to get there.
I know what it’s like.
I’ve been there, so I know where I am.
So if they want to be there, then I will be there.”
She added, “And if I don’t, then they don’t need to be in it.
I’m not there to get them.”
Williams, who also has appeared as “The Queen of Hearts,” “The Duchess of Malfi” and a “Frozen” character, said that she was “so excited” to play “The Princess” character in “I Am Not Your Negro.”
(Williams, who has starred in several films in the genre, including “The Devil Wears Prada” and the 2010 thriller “The Woman in Black,” was recently nominated for an Emmy for her role in that film.)
“I feel like this is something that’s really important, something that is very important for me,” she told Entertainment Week.
“When I was growing up, there was so much racism.
I was a slave owner, and the first time I ever saw a movie where I was part of a team and I was playing a role that I was not supposed to be playing, I was so proud of myself.
And I think the same thing happened to me.”
Dunham, who was born in Brooklyn, and who has appeared on “Girls,” “Boy Meets World,” “30 Rock,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Modern Family,” “NYPD Blue,” “Blackish,” “Downton Abbey,” “American Horror Story” and many more, also made a splash in the industry when she signed on as a cast member on the 2013 “Girls.”
“It was like a dream come true for me to do this.
I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she said.
“It’s like having the opportunity to be a part in something that I love, and I felt so grateful for.
I felt like I was just starting over.
I feel like I could do anything.”
“Girl on Fire” star and “New Girl