Gemma Chan believes women shouldn’t be questioned on when they want to start a family
Gemma Chan, the actress from The Crazy Rich Asians, is now the star of British TV network Channel 4's upcoming drama I Am Hannah - which deals with the issue of being childless in your 30s.
In the show, Chan plays a woman facing increasing questions on whether or not she plans to start a family and agrees that several aspects of the show mirror experiences she and her friend have gone through.
"I think it's interesting that women do get asked a lot about what their plans are - are they going to have kids, do they plan to get pregnant - perhaps more so than men get asked," she told BBC News. "And to a certain extent I do think that that is someone else's business and we shouldn't be necessarily asking them that.”
While Chan admitted she isn't certain I Am Hannah will change people's behaviour, she hopes it will prompt some to reflect on whether they should reconsider their questioning.
I Am Hannah is one of a trilogy of stand-alone female-led TV films being broadcast by the network. Other that have previously been broadcast include I Am Nicola, starring Line of Duty's Vicky McClure, and I Am Kirsty, with The Walking Dead star Samantha Morton.