"I haven’t seen Sucker Punch, but I think the main issue with female empowerment is the sexual objectification of women. Looking at the poster of Sucker Punch, I would say that is perpetuating the sexual objectification, therefore I can’t see how that is empowering…I don’t really believe in irony. I think irony is a kind of hiding place for dishonesty. It’s an intellectual trick, but there’s no heart in irony. There needs to be heart in our social change."
As for Anna Karenina, for which Tom Stoppard is adapting the novel, the dyslexic Wright -- who missed out on a university education -- says it's "thrilling, terrifying, and hugely satisfying…To sit in a room with Tom Stoppard for three days and have him illuminate Anna Karenina is the most wonderful opportunity."
Wright also spoke with the NYTimes about Hanna and the influence of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. The NYTimes says "Hanna leaves ample room for otherworldly atmospherics and a Lynchian mix of humor and menace," and Wright further adds: “Lynch’s films are fairy tales far more than Disney’s are. It’s ironic these days that a fairy-tale ending is thought to be a happy ending, when most fairy tales are very, very dark. The little mermaid commits suicide. Hansel and Gretel put an old lady in an oven…[Hanna is] not set in the real world, but a kind of mystical world just beyond rational perception. It’s a dream of adolescence — or a nightmare really.”