Hannibal Lecter. Daniel Plainview. Tyler Durden. These macho men of the movies have been hailed not just for their fascinating characterizations but for their strong portrayals in the hands of actors like Daniel Day Lewis, Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt.
But what if women were given a crack at some of cinema’s favorite tough guys? In Glamour’s new series Role Reversal, we get to see just that as Abigail Breslin, Julia Garner and Golden Globe nominee Uzo Aduba take on some of the movie’s most iconic male roles.
“In a time when women actors complain of the absence of meaty roles to sink their teeth into—and women make up only 30 percent of characters who even get to speak in top-grossing films—Glamour is proud to showcase some of this generation’s most talented young women taking on these memorable roles,” said Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.
Watch Uzo Aduba slay as the dastardly Hannibal Lecter in the video above, and click through to catch Abigail Breslin and Julia Garner deliver seminal monologues of their own.