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Jessica Chastain Really Wants to Join 'It' Sequel as Adult Beverly

Jessica Chastain might star as the adult Beverly Marsh in It 2!

The 40-year-old Zookeeper’s Wife actress – as well as fans and filmmakers of the original movie – are totally on board.

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“I love [director] Andy [Muschietti] and [producer] Barbara [Muschietti],” Jessica told Screen Rant. “I worked with them on Andy’s directorial debut, you know, his film Mama. His first film. And you know, Barbara is one of my best friends so…”

“They’re like my family,” Jessica added. “Anything that they’re doing, I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen.”

Screen Rant also mentioned that Idris Elba could play the grown-up version of Mike Hanlon in the sequel.

Pictured: Jessica and husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo dining at Catch LA on Sunday (November 5) in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Jessica Chastain & Sarah Jessica Parker Speak About Inclusion in Hollywood

Jessica Chastain and Sarah Jessica Parker pose for photos together at the 2017 Produced By New York Conference and Educational Forum on Saturday (October 28) in New York City.

The two actresses spoke about inclusion and progress of women in the industry at the Producers Guild of America panel.

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“There’s something that women can do. … We need to stop apologizing,” Jessica told the crowd. “In any industry, a woman should feel confident.” She continued, “We need to put ourselves forward.”

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Ralph Lauren dress and Malone Souliers shoes.

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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.

Jessica Chastain & Tessa Thompson Get Honored at Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration

Jessica Chastain looked radiant in red at the Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration!

The 40-year-old actress stepped out at the annual event on Monday night (October 16) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She was joined at the event by Jaime King, Tessa Thompson and Jess Weixler.

Other attendees included Annabelle Wallis, Juliette Lewis, Amy Landecker, Busy Philipps and Zoe Lister-Jones.

During the event, Jessica and Tessa were honored as some of Elle‘s biggest names in the industry. Jessica took to the opportunity to talk about her outlook on Hollywood.

“I decided to set my own table with room for other women to pull up a chair,” Jessica said while on stage.

FYI: Jessica is wearing Calvin Klein. Jaime is wearing Elie Saab with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Ileana Makri earrings. Jess is wearing Lela Rose. Tessa is wearing Calvin Klein with Yael Sonia earrings. Zoe is wearing Irene Neuwirth jewels. The event was sponsored by L’Oreal Paris, “Real is Rare. Real is A Diamond.” and Calvin Klein.

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Jessica Chastain Praises BFF Jess Weixler for Sharing Her Harvey Weinstein Story

Jessica Chastain and Jess Weixler hit the red carpet while attending the 2017 Hammer Museum Gala on Saturday night (October 14) in Los Angeles.

The BFFs took to social media that day to talk about Harvey Weinstein. Jess shared her own experience with the disgraced producer and Jessica reposted the story and praised her friend for opening up.

“I’ll say I am very grateful I was warned. I had multiple women protecting me with stories. There were several years of Harvey propositioning me, combined with requests for meetings about scripts, and talk of what directors he could introduce me to,” Jess wrote. “Thank goodness I heard enough not to go. Grabbing my arm at crowded parties and telling me my fiancé wasn’t invited to be at Cannes when we were there promoting Rigby. Being told he wouldn’t be able to get into events if he came. The accounts I’ve heard of what happened to others are devastating. In a time when the press killed stories and DAs ignored evidence, there was an underground network of women protecting women. And I’m just so grateful to the women who warned and protected me.”

Jessica and Jess worked together on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which was distributed by The Weinstein Company.

“Much love to you sister ❤. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You are a warrior,” Jessica wrote.

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Jessica Chastain Defends Matt Damon Amid Weinstein Controversy

Jessica Chastain is speaking out to defend her friend and former The Martian co-star Matt Damon after it was alleged that he helped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein cover up a story about his alleged misconduct.

The Oscar-nominated actress tweeted out an article in which Matt denied trying to kill the story and she voiced her support for the actor.

“I believe that Matt was manipulated. I’ve spent time with him on The Martian and he’s a really good guy,” Jessica tweeted.

Matt has admitted that he was asked by Weinstein to talk to a reporter about a negative story, but that he was not aware it had to do with the producer’s alleged misconduct.

Jessica has been outspoken about the Weinstein scandal and her support for the women who have come forward. “I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again,” she tweeted on Monday.

Lena Dunham & Jessica Chastain Reflect on Offensive Seth MacFarlane Song at Oscars 2013

In the wake of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal, Lena Dunham and Jessica Chastain are reflecting on another uncomfortable moment for women in Hollywood.

When writer Jody Rosen recalled Seth MacFarlane‘s “We Saw Your Boobs” number at the 2013 Oscars, Lena added that she was “still haunted nightly” by the song.

“Yes. They asked me to be a part of that sketch and I declined. Not interested in reducing women to their anatomy. Ugh. It was terrible,” Jessica responded.

“Thank God. Also, when I show my breasts onscreen it’s my ART doofus. Just like cartoons making penis jokes are your art, sir,” Lena wrote back to Jessica.

Check out the full exchange between the two actresses below.

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