Nia Vardalos is a successful actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. She has been praised for her realistic portrayal of women, and for including strong women in her casting. She has most recently been on the road doing a press tour for her new film “Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”. Vardalos mentioned how independent her 8-year-old daughter was in a recent interview. Verdalos said that her daughter asked to leave a movie after realizing that hardly any of the characters were women. Vardalos didn’t know the reason for leaving the film at the time, and was astounded that she even noticed.
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