'She had been working on that story for ten years and it was very close to her heart,' Riseborough told Metro.
'The first time I met her she asked me for tea because she's very fond of an English cuppa.'
Riseborough continued: 'I really respect how she allows her femininity to drive her. And I think that's not something we are really encouraged to do. 'P*ssy' for example - why is that an insult?'
'Or, 'Don't be a girl!' If you used those same insults in a racial context, it would never be allowed.'