In her new movie, “Flower,” Zoey Deutch portrays an opportunistic, morally ambiguous teen who turns to vigilantism to take down a sex offender. Deutch’s Erica isn’t the usual teen protagonist, nor is she a female character we see much of in film. And, per an interview with Vulture, that’s exactly why Deutch wanted to be a part of “Flower” in the first place.
“I felt at times that I was on the sidelines watching dudes play these types of parts,” she said of her character. Before booking “Flower” she hadn’t had many meaty roles — she was usually the requisite woman in a man’s story. “I have played one-dimensional female characters in male-driven comedies,” the “Before I Fall” actress confessed. “I have to say, it is the hardest thing as an actor that I have yet to do.