Pan Am might be a hit television show on ABC, but for the ladies who once worked for the real airlines in the 1960’s it was a way of life in a different time. The actresses who portray some of those women were on The View Thursday morning discussing the time the hit show is set and how different it was compared to 2011.
The four main characters, all stewardesses from the show shared how the conception of the show is different than what most people think of stewardesses. Christina Ricci, Kelli Garner, Margot Robbie, and Karine Vanasse each shared how the hit show has really struck a chord for women globally.
“It shows just how these women were empowered. Back in the 60’s in a society where that was so difficult to branch out and lead their lives the way they wanted to do it. It is really amazing,” said Margot Robbie.
Robbie wasn’t the only one who questioned whether there was an actual story in the pilot of the idea. Christina Ricci also didn’t think much of the idea until she was introduced to how the ladies who took care of the passengers did more than look pretty.
“I had the common misconception in my head,” said Christina Ricci. “When I heard what was actually required of these Pan Am stewardesses. They had to be college educated and know many languages and everything else. It was like wow his totally blows my misconceptions out of the water.”
Fans around the globe couldn’t agree more as the series isn’t just a hit in America. Strong numbers are coming from other countries who love watching the weekly program as well.
Take a look at the four primary actresses discussing their jobs to share the real empowerment found when being a stewardess on Pan Am Airlines.