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Jessica Chastain Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' Motives

Jessica Chastain Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' Motives

Jessica Chastain hops out of her car with her adorable pup Chaplin while arriving for the matinee performance of The Heiress on Saturday (December 15) in New York City.

The SAG and Golden Globe nominated actress took to her Facebook page to defend her film Zero Dark Thirty against people claiming the flick has political motives.

“There seems to be a lot of confusion as to the motives of ZD30. I’m not interested in being in a film that pushes a political agenda,” Jes wrote. “This is a movie that asks questions of the audience. The filmmakers aren’t interested in answering those question. We must leave the theatre and begin a conversation about our American history. We must ask, where have we been? And where do we intend to go from here?”

Make sure to check out Zero Dark Thirty when it starts a limited engagement on December 19!

Click inside to read Jessica Chastain‘s reaction to her SAG and Golden Globe nominations…

SAG Nomination Reaction
“I received very good news today!!! I’m so thankful to my fellow actors at SAG for this incredible honor. Last year was a dream come true for me and this year continues to remind me how lucky I am to be an actor. I feel so grateful to Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Sony, every actor and our crew on this amazing film. This is such an honor. xxjes”

Golden Globe Nomination Reaction
“The final trailer for Zero Dark Thirty was just released! This is a film that I am extremely proud of and I am so thankful for the Golden Globe nomination I received yesterday. I’m elated to see our fearless producer Megan Ellison, brilliant director Kathryn Bigelow, wonderful screenwriter Mark Boal, and our extraordinary film being honored. It’s rare to play a female lead character who isn’t defined by the men in her life. Maya isn’t the girlfriend, nor is she the victim of the villain. She is strong and capable. She stands on her own. I think she’s a great representation of this generation of women. Follow the link to watch the trailer xxjes”

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