Jessica Chastain: Want to break notion that actresses don't get along
Actress Jessica Chastain hopes she is actively playing a part in "changing" Hollywood's perception of women
London: Actress Jessica Chastain hopes she is actively playing a part in "changing" Hollywood's perception of women.
Jessica Chastain. Pic/Santa Banta
The 39-year-old "Interstellar" star is keen to break the "long fairytale that women don't get along" and uses the example of when she was pitted against Jennifer Lawrence because they were both up for the same Oscar, reported Female First.
"I remember reading this article that talked about the 'fight' between me and Jennifer Lawrence, how we were rivals because we were up for the same Oscar (for 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Silver Linings Playbook', respectively). They never say that when men are nominated in a category," Chastain said.
"So I went on my Facebook and said it wasn't true, because I thought, I'm not standing for this any more; because that being out there tells women that other women are not supportive. It's this long fairytale that women don't get along. But we're changing that," she added.