“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and “First Man” star Claire Foy covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine photographed by Anaïs and Dax.
On running into a counter-protester holding up a sign that says, “#MeTooFraud” during the Kavanaugh hearings: “How dare you write #MeTooFraud on a placard?” Foy says, her eyes wide with disbelief. “It just breaks my heart, how other human beings just care so little about people. That person must not have any idea of what those women have been through. I have a real problem with people not understanding the effect that they have on other people.”
On what could make a man angry enough at women: “They feel vulnerable because women are becoming more powerful,” she says, “so they want to put us in our place to let us know we’re weak and we’re feeble and we’re emotional. Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous?” She posits a theory: “We are really powerful. We can bring people into the world. We have the capacity to hold children in our bodies. They can’t do that. I admire men and think they are amazing. So why does it have to be a competition?”
On playing Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”: “Her objective is to make men pay. Lisbeth puts them in a position where they know what it’s like to be vulnerable,” Foy says. “She does it by questionable means a lot of the time, but her morals are so clear: If someone does something to another person that’s wrong, they should come to justice.” Foy shares the emotion behind the vengeance, if not the impulse to enact it: “What’s wrong with being an angry person if it’s anger toward something we are terrified about?”
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[Photo Credit: Anaïs and Dax/The Hollywood Reporter, vogue.com]