Rachel Weisz enjoys role of female character ‘fighting injustice’
Washington: Rachel Weisz has revealed that she enjoys playing the role of a female character who is “fighting injustice”.
Weisz, 41, who recently married Daniel Craig, said it is a “gift” to portray the role of a normal woman in a David vs. Goliath-type situation during a motion picture.
“My favourite genre of movie - if you could call it a genre, because there’s not so many of them out there - would be the ordinary woman doing the extraordinary thing, the David vs. Goliath-style fighting, one lone woman fighting injustice,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
“And I love it, I love that kind of thriller, the ordinary person who, because of their character, it’s their character that leads them. As an actor, that’s a kind of gift,” she said.
The actress currently stars as the lead character in ‘The Whistleblower’, which tells the story of police officer Kathryn Bolkovac, who is hired to work for a UN peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and risks her life trying to highlight a child sex-slave and human-trafficking scandal involving the US.
“It’s her character that leads her to what she did, as she’s unravelling this cobweb of lies and corporate corruption, the State Department covering for the corporation, covering for the private contractor, covering for the UN, she’s unravelling this web because it’s her job,” she explained to the Huffington Post.