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Helen Reddy Biopic ‘I Am Woman’ Press Conference Highlights [TIFF]

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On Friday, I Am Woman, the new biopic of Helen Reddy, the Australian singer, actor and activist, received its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, and Evan Peters are amongst the cast of the new film, which will release in cinemas later this year.

Official synopsis:

It’s 1966, and 24-year-old Helen (Cobham-Hervey) travels from her native Melbourne to New York City in search of stardom. But she discovers that the uniformly male gatekeepers to the record industry don’t take her seriously, look down on her single motherhood, and seem to believe that female-driven acts have scant chance in the Beatles-mad pop market. Fortunately, Helen finds an encouraging friend in fellow Australian Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald), a journalist who’s made some headway into her own male-dominated field.

Everything changes when the fiercely ambitious Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) sweeps Helen off her feet and rapidly becomes both her husband and her manager. Jeff’s dogged insistence ensures that Helen’s golden voice gets heard. The family relocates to California, that coveted recording contract finally arrives, and Helen soon has a string of hit records. But fame and fortune come with new pitfalls. And how long is Jeff willing to play the role of Helen Reddy’s husband?

The press conference for the film took place at the TIFF Lightbox on Friday lunchtime with the cast, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, and Evan Peters all in attendence, along with screenwriter Emma Jensen and the film’s director Unjoo Moon. Watch the highlights package where all talk up the film, in the player below.


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