“I saw her as a warrior, an innovator and a protector. She feels that Iron Town is as much a place of sanctuary as a place of industry and she sees the forest as a threat to their well-being,” explains Driver. “It’s one of the most remarkable things about the film: Miyazaki gives a complete argument for both sides of the battle between technological achievement and our spiritual roots in the forest. He shows that good and evil, violence and peace exist in us all. It’s all about how you harmonize it all.”