Sundance Video: Rose McGowan on the ‘Softness’ of American Male Actors – ‘That’s Why We Import Them’

“I want somebody who looks like, in another time, they could swing a pickaxe”

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:09 PM

As a director, Rose McGowan understands perfectly well why Batman is Welsh, Superman is British and Thor is Australian.

“There’s not a lot of men anymore,” she said. “A lot of the male actors in America, they’re not overly masculine. That’s why we import them from Australia, England, Ireland and other places, whereas the ones here, they grew up as child actors. They have a softness to them.”

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McGowan stopped by TheWrap studio in Park City to talk with film reporter Jeff Sneider, who asked about the casting of her male lead for the short film “Dawn.”

“I want somebody who looks like in another time they would look like they could swing a pick-axe,” she said.

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