In an exclusive, Jenkins dishes on her Military B.R.A.T. background, childhood global relocations and how this cross-cultural lifestyle framed her storytelling
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Director Patty Jenkins worked exclusively with Colorado’s Culturs magazine to discuss how growing up cross-culturally shaped her work on the making of Wonder Woman 1984, which premieres in U.S. theatres and on HBO Max Christmas Day.
Having made her first trip abroad at six months old, Jenkins grew up in South East Asia, Europe and multiple U.S. states as her family followed her fighter pilot father when he served in the military.
Jenkins spoke with the Editor-in-Chief of Culturs, Doni Aldine, on set in London and through interviews, to unfold key elements of the director’s cross-cultural upbringing and how that provides a more comprehensive worldview than expected. It’s a storyline that those who grew up military, current military children and individuals who grew up globally or geographically mobile can relate.
Speaking on the current upheaval of many of our social systems, Jenkins uses her platform to try and be part of a positive change. Jenkins said,
“I was so proud to be a part of the gender conversation in the last movie, but Wonder Woman is about saving the world, and we have big problems. Interestingly she is talking about what we’re going through right now in this movie which is: We can be better than this,”
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