Why 'Dark Places' Author Gillian Flynn Doesn't Need 'Likeable' Female Characters

What’s not to like in Gillian Flynn’s worlds?

In “Gone Girl” and now “Dark Places,” it turns out to be quite a lot when it comes to some of the women.

“It’s funny to me, that idea that female characters have to be likeable,” the bestselling author tells Made in Hollywood. “To me, that should never be the question.”

In the latest movie adaptation of a Flynn book, “Dark Places” has Charlize Theron playing Libby Day, a woman who uncovers secrets behind her family’s brutal murder 25 years ago.

“The question is, are they interesting?” Flynn says of female roles. “And are they somewhat relatable in some sort of way? Are they a human being you can feel for?”

Nicholas Hoult and Chloe Grace Mortez are also part of the film, which hits theaters on Friday. — Written by Dahvi Shira

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