Speaking to Radio Times about that women’s opportunities and color-blind casting inside the film industry ‘s nucleus, she stated: “I’ve been working as an actor for 13 years and there’s a definite shift in what I’m being put up for now.
“I recently saw The Personal History of David Copperfield [starring Dev Patel] and the casting was incredible. There’s a way to go, but I’m seeing definite improvement.”
Chan continued to point to acclaimed TV shows such as Fleabag ‘s favorite Phoebe Waller-Bridge and I May Destroy You as perfect examples of the changing mindset towards women’s art.
“There have been improvements over the past few years. But for a long time, the perception was that programmes like this were just for women.
“The pressures women face had been something I’d been talking to my girlfriends about for a while,” she added. “Women have far more options than they used to – there’s a chance to work and have a family, but also an expectation that you can have it all.”
The 37-year-old actress has gradually advanced from the successful UK shows like Fresh Meat and Humans to the big-screen box office successes over the last decade.
Outside the superhero genre, Chan will be next star in the comedy Let Them All Talk, by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, opposite Meryl Streep.