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Jessica Chastain Responds to Those Saying She Plays 'Strong Women'

Jessica Chastain Responds to Those Saying She Plays 'Strong Women'

Jessica Chastain is pointing out something on Twitter about the roles she plays in movies.

“Everytime someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what theyre implying is that most women arent. How about I just play well written parts?” she wrote. “You never read that an actor is known for playing ‘strong male’ characters because its assumed all men are.”

Jessica is well known for playing really meaty roles, and has been nominated for two Oscars over the course of her career: in 2012 for The Help and in 2013 for Zero Dark Thirty.

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  • Lee

    Why is this rich white lady always bitching and moaning about BS? People have REAL problems!

  • Vanity

    If you think what she is saying is BS then that in itself is the problem. Why point out that she’s white? racist much?

  • Nurse Shadie

    But what she’s says its true. You talk about people with REAL problems, well some of THOSE people look to her films to take away from their REAL problems.

  • Domino

    Go jump off a bridge.

  • cafeast

    My god, this this pointless bimbo do anything besides complaining? I do not see her as a strong woman at all. She is just some Hollywood airhead. Brittle actress who will probably go up there and cry when they hand her a dumb oscar at some point.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Firstly, you’re on a celebrity website..it’s all hollywood people..I don’t understand why people get upset when they visit a website and see celebrities talking about stuff..

    Second, it’s not complaining, she’s making a point–I noticed it when watching Kong. The woman (brie larson, i think?) wasn’t in a sexy tight outfit, or needing to be saved and then romanced by her knight in shining armor. She was just a character. And to be honest, we don’t have a lot of just normal characters with well-written dialogues. A lot of roles are of the “girlfriend” and so their lines are pretty limited.

  • Lee

    Thank you. She needs to sit down and count her millions. Oh I meant Billions-she’s married to a billionaire……

  • Cooper

    That is bs. I can easily name 10 female characters on tv and in film who are just “well written characters.” And by claiming these roles don’t exist does a disservice to the numerous female actresses who have actually helped woman and played more than just the girlfriend in recent years. I’m over the word policing which is what Jessica is doing. And it’s very subjective because a lot of woman love playing strong female characters and describe it that way themselves. Jessica is whining and she has been doing it a while now.

  • Cooper

    That is bs. I can easily name 10 female characters on tv and in film who are just “well written characters.” And by claiming these roles don’t exist does a disservice to the numerous female actresses who have actually helped woman and played more than just the girlfriend in recent years. I’m over the word policing which is what Jessica is doing. And it’s very subjective because a lot of woman love playing strong female characters and describe it that way themselves. Jessica is whining and she has been doing it a while now.

  • Cooper

    That is bs. I can easily name 10 female characters on tv and in film who are just “well written characters.” And by claiming these roles don’t exist does a disservice to the numerous female actresses who have actually helped woman and played more than just the girlfriend in recent years. I’m over the word policing which is what Jessica is doing. And it’s very subjective because a lot of woman love playing strong female characters and describe it that way themselves. Jessica is whining and she has been doing it a while now.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    you seriously believe there are equal amounts of well-written male roles compared to females? for every 10 females you can list, there are 30 male roles and you know it. and stop whining yourself.

  • Cooper

    Yea cause diversity is just Woman right? Sorry but we can go on with this all day. At the end of the day this is a priveledge white woman who has it better than any minority out there that are ethnic male and female. Things are far better now than ever before for more than just woman look at black people and also black woman. Asians and Hispanics are being cast in more and more. Again you act like there has been 0 progress and things are a lot better. I’m tired of the constant victim mantality.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Just because there’s been progress, does not mean people should give up striving for more. So now women can vote. Should they have stopped there? Should black people stop striving for equality now that slavery is abolished?
    or is it okay to want to earn equal pay for the same jobs? what youre saying doesn’t make sense. wanting more doesn’t equal victim mentality. i think you just don’t like hearing about people wanting to progress, in which case you can keep scrolling if it bothers you so much.

  • tom

    stupid dwarf pretending she’s the voice for strong women

  • Cooper

    That’s nice you can think that but you’re also off topic. This isn’t about putting minorities in roles (which I support even if it’s an existing white character). But about word policing. She isn’t complaining about there being no roles she complaining about being asked a specific question. Were in a transition period where female characters aren’t just the moms, wives or girlfriends but actual characters with strengths and weaknesses both physically and mentally so why wouldn’t she get that question? She has no self awareness outside of herself which is proven to not even acknowledge things are in change and flux.

  • Gigi

    She is always complaining