‘Fast Color’ Filmmaker Julia Hart on Getting Hired to Direct Disney’s ‘Stargirl’ at 5 Months Pregnant (Exclusive Video)



Julia Hart, director of the SXSW feature “Fast Color,” was excited to talk about her next project: an adaptation of the YA novel “Stargirl” that will one of the first original films for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
“We’re not supposed to think this is cool because we think this is what people should do, but Disney hired me at five months pregnant to direct this movie,” Hart told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman Sunday during the second annual BE Conference in Austin.
“That’s what these studios and companies are supposed to do but we all know as women, you say the P-word or the M-word — pregnant, mom or whatever it is — and people get anxious and nervous about it,” she said, as her husband and producing partner, Jordan Horowitz, laughed and nodded beside her.
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Her most recent feature, “Fast Color,” stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Saniyya Sidney, David Strathairn, and Lorraine Toussaint.
It follows a woman who is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered and she goes to hide in her home — although she abandoned her family years ago.
The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival on Saturday.
Watch the video above.
The Scene at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast Austin 2018 (Photos)

TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin took place on March 11, concurrent with the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman, Play Big Inc. founder Nancy Giordano, Fusion Media President and CCO Camila Jimenez Villa, IFC EVP of Original Programming Christine Lubrano, Flipboard managing editor Gabriella Schwarz, and Pussyhat Project founder Jayna ZweimanJayna Zweiman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast Austin.
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Flipboard managing editor Gabriella Schwarz and Pussyhat Project founder Jayna Zweiman at the Power Women Breakfast.
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Katie Couric speaks with other attendees at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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TheWrap’s CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman welcomes attendees at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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Katie Couric speaks at the Power Women Breakfast, Austin.
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Katie Couric speaks with Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Katie Couric speaks with Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Attendees listen at the Power Women Breakfast Austin.
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Katie Couric speaks with Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Katie Couric speaks with Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Katie Couric speaks with Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Attendee asks Katie Couric a question at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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Katie Couric embraces Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Attendees at the Power Women Breakfast.
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President and COO of Fusion Media Camila Jimenez Villa speaks on the #MeToo panel.
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Nancy Giordano, founder of Play Big Inc., speaks on the #MeToo panel.
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Camila Jimenez Villa, Christine Lubrano and Nancy Giordano at the Power Women Breakfast.
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#MeToo Panel at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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Camila Jimenez Villa speaking on the #MeToo Panel
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Nancy Giordano speaking on the #MeToo panel
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Camila Jimenez Villa speaks on the #MeToo panel.
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Nancy Giordano speaks on the#MeToo panel.
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The #MeToo panel at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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An attendee listens to the #MeToo panel at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Austin.
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The Pink Ceiling CEO Cindy Whitehead listens to #MeToo panel.
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The Pussyhat Project founder Jayna Zweiman listens to the #MeToo panel.
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Jayna Zweiman speaks to Gabriella Schwarz, managing editor at Flipboard.
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Katie Couric listens to Jayna Zweiman and Gabriella Schwarz.
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An attendee at the Power Women Breakfast.
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Katie Couric and attendees at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Jayna Zweiman mingles with Power Women Breakfast attendees.
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Attendees mingle and share photos of the Power Women Breakfast Austin.
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Sharon Waxman and Katie Couric taking a selfie at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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Attendees exchange contact info at Power Women Breakfast Austin.
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Sharon Waxman with attendees at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast.
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