Most young blondes in those days (50s) were not taken too seriously. I had wanted to work on a project (directing) all my own from beginning to end for many years. I had managers who said, `Look, you`re an actress. You`re not supposed to do that other business.` And now I look at all the women today who are doing it, and no one`s batting an eyelash.
Science-fiction films were so involved with lots of screaming, and here comes a monster. It was a certain genre they had fallen into.
Each one wanted to be the one who teaches her about life.
She was Daddy`s good little girl. That was of that era. She`s not ditzy. She`s very intelligent. And innocent to the ways of (Earth) that the men had come from.
Both groups played at a very high level.