French actress Julie Delpy expressed her feisty feminist side during scriptwriting sessions with Before Sunset co-star Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater.

Delpy, who is reunited with Hawke in the sequel to the 1995 hit BEFORE Sunrise, found it a challenge being the only woman working with two men.

She explains, "Ethan writes a thing, then Rick edits a few things. And we bounce each others ideas. Sometimes I'm like, 'It's s**t. If we put it in there I'm out.' That's what we did on Before Sunrise.

"I'm writing with two guys so I'm the one that has to stand for the female stuff and I'm such a feminist.

"I mean, I'm not a feminist wearing overalls and hating the male gender. But I'm a definite feminist. I don't want to make Before Sunset into a little male fantasy, ever."

23/07/2004 19:41