Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cristina/Owen: Challenging The Traditional Gender Roles

According to Shonda Rhimes things are to get about worse for Cristina and Owen before they get better, and she explained to E! Online that with this storyline she wants to challenge the traditional gender roles and the sterotype that all women want to have children. Read her explanation below:

Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd): "It's going to get darker, people! It's going to get darker before it gets better," Shonda reveals. Say it together now, "Crowen" fans: But whhhhyyyy?  
"Cristina has gone through tremendous personal growth," Shonda explains. "For me, I was really interested in exploring [how] Cristina is, first and foremost before she's anything else, a surgeon and she's a person of gift. When that happens in men, everyone accepts it. When it happens in women, it's a very different thing. 
I was really interested in exploring that with that character because there's something really wonderful about this idea of this extraordinarily talented, gifted woman who is unapologetic about her desire not to have children and to have things sort of go her way and what that means when you're in a relationship. It's very complex." Understatement!

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