Malala Yousafzai is an author and activist, but she’s also a young woman who enjoys binge-viewing shows on her television. Just like everyone else, she’s happy to see diverse representations on their screens.
On the occasion of Variety magazine’s celebration of women, she talked about her interests and dislikes in a rare interview. Now, of course, she stars in “Stranger Things,” Dustin Henderson is her favorite character. She also discussed her interest in the entertainment industry and political arena.
Malala describes how she spends most of her time binge-watching Netflix shows and talking about education issues. Speaking in the Swat Valley, Malala talked about watching TV so that she would be able to get better at English and understand American culture.
Malala’s Desire To Work With Angelina Jolie
Malala Said “Forms that are about the profession are hard for me to fill because I feel like I’m an activist and a storyteller. I don’t think NGOs are the only ones who can change things. Throughout my activism career, there’s been more than just a change in me – I’ve changed others too.”
She expressed her wishes to one day work with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie who is known for her humanitarian work but also as an actor, and believes they could collaborate on a documentary or film. She wants to share experiences through it that might be childhood, refugee, or women and girls.
Contract With Apple TV+
Yousafzai signed a multiyear programming pact with Apple TV+ to bring dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series to the table to inspire others around the world. Every piece of content from Yousafzai will center on human rights and social justice.
Yousafzai points out that in Hollywood, characters who are too young, too brown, or too Muslim are dismissed. She believes as media people around the world change their thinking and stop overlooking certain groups they will be able to see the entertainment industry evolve into something new.
“I am a woman, Muslim, Pashtun, and Pakistani. I watched Succession, Ted Lasso, and Severance TV show where the leads are white people. If we can watch those shows, then audiences can watch shows that are made by people of color, produced and directed by people of color with people of color in the lead.”
This girl wants to bring women of color and Muslim writers and directors to the table. She also wants to challenge some stereotypes that are present in society. In short, she wants the content she creates to be entertaining not just sensationalism.