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Marion Cotillard: 'I don't qualify myself a feminist'

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Count Marion Cotillard among celebrities who don’t label themselves feminists. “Filmmaking is not about gender — you cannot ask a president in a festival like Cannes to have, like, five movies directed by women and five by men,” the actress reportedly told Porter magazine. “I mean, I don’t qualify myself a feminist.”

“We need to fight for women’s rights, but I don’t want to separate women from men,” Cotillard continued. “We’re separated already because we’re not made the same, and it’s the difference that creates this energy in creation and love. Sometimes in the word ‘feminism’ there’s too much separation.”

Many fellow female stars would disagree: Connie Britton, Shonda Rhimes, Patricia Arquette, and Ariana Grande are just a handful of famous feminists who’ve recently voiced their views on equal rights. Even Alan Rickman is onboard, and he spoke for many when he said, “I always think feminist just means common sense.”