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Jessica Chastain Clarifies 'Glamour' Quotes About Female Roles

Jessica Chastain has taken to social media to clarify some words featured in her Glamour magazine cover article.

The Oscar-nominated actress’s quotes were summed up in a headline by Page Six that reads, “Jessica Chastain: Give anyone but Meryl Streep a chance.”

Page Six gets it terribly wrong. The headline is upsetting and against my thinking,” Jessica wrote on her WhoSay account. “I would never want to take roles away from a great actress. My point has always been: Why can only one great actress of a certain age get roles in film? We need MORE roles in film for the many OTHER great actresses. It speaks to the lack of diversity in our industry.”

In case you missed it, check out Jessica‘s gorgeous November 2014 Glamour cover feature!

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Jessica Chastain Wants to Know Why Viola Davis, Jessica Lange, & Susan Sarandon Aren't Offered Leading Roles

Jessica Chastain looks as gorgeous as ever on the cover of Glamour magazine’s November 2014 issue, on newsstands October 14.

Here’s what the Oscar nominated actress had to share with the mag:

On supporting women in Hollywood: “I’m really, really supportive of women in Hollywood. I love Meryl Streep. She’s such an incredible actress. But I feel like she’s the only one in her age group who gets those parts. I’d like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn’t Viola Davis a lead in a film? She’s one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I’m not saying, ‘We don’t want movies about men.’ I’m just saying, ‘Come on, all the men I know love women. So let’s also have some stories about these women. Let’s write something for them, guys—and let’s make room for women writers too.’”

On keeping her love life private: “I think it’s important not to talk about it. In the future I will. If everything continues on a path, of course it’ll be part of the conversation. But until it gets there, I don’t want to put any unexpected pressure on something that is so personal and so precious. It’s too delicate right now.”

On overcoming bullying: “[As a child] I was told every day at school that I was ugly. And that no one wanted to be my friend. The most cruel things…. If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that.”

On become famous after her teenage years: “I would have been a disaster. If I was 19 and I had the attention that I’m getting now, I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19-year-olds for doing when they’re famous, I would have done.”

For more from Jessica, visit Glamour.com.

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Jessica Chastain Talks Aspirations to Do a Comedy One Day

Jessica Chastain looks incredibly sexy in a Lanvin dress on the cover of Interview magazine‘s November 2014 issue.

Here is what the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby actress had to share with interviewer Mindy Kaling:

On aspirations to do a comedy: “It’s a strange thing. When I was in college [at Juilliard], I was cast in a lot of comedies. I played Smeraldina in The King Stag and had crazy hair and a unibrow. I loved it. I loved the comedic aspects of Celia Foote in The Help. With any kind of acting, you’re basically living the emotion that you’re going to work in every day, so sometimes I’m like, “I am so tired of crying, how great would it be to experience joy and laughter every day?” I am actively looking for a comedic role in something.”

On being prepared as an actor: “I probably learned it at Juilliard. There was a class we had all about what you do before you show up. Yes, you memorize the lines, but I never think of how I’m going to deliver the lines. I just try to fill myself up with as much history of the character as I can.”

On interviews that didn’t characterize her correctly: “There was an article that completely misquoted me, or re-edited what I said, to make their own conclusions. One time I was characterized as having this crippling fear, which is insane. I thrive on fear. Fear actually propels me forward. I am an emotional person. I’m an awkward girl. I get a little shy, and I get nervous a lot. But every time I think I can’t do something, I actually want to do it. I’m very in touch with my emotions, but I’m not a crybaby.”

For more from Jessica, visit InterviewMagazine.com!

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Jessica Chastain Says She Feels Depressed When Not Working

Jessica Chastain looks stunning while posing for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s November 2014 issue.

Here is what the Oscar-nominated actress had to share with the mag:

On feeling grief from not working: “I started to feel really negative about myself, down on who I am, and then I realized it’s because I’ve had so much time away from me that I don’t really know what I like to do anymore. I’m out of it now, but there was this feeling of being sad or depressed… wanting to go to another project… Perhaps it is like [an addiction]… maybe the [past] three months were my withdrawal!”

On hating being the center of attention: “Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear… But that’s just not me.”

On not having a plan for a different career: “I don’t know what I’d do if I wasn’t acting. It doesn’t mean I have to be in movies or have success… I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have this form of expression because it offers me a freedom I don’t have in my personal life.”

For more from Jessica, visit HarpersBazaar.co.uk!

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Matthew McConaughey Gets Caught in an Extraterrestrial Tsunami in 'Interstellar' Trailer - Watch Now!

The new trailer for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar is here and it features loads of new footage that have us so excited for the highly anticipated flick!

There’s lots more clips from space featured in this new trailer, including a point where the members of the crew are faced with an insane tidal wave that they had originally mistaken for mountains.

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, and Topher Grace star in the film, due in theaters on November 7. Be sure to check it out!


New Interstellar Trailer

Jessica Chastain Praises Pal Chloe Moretz For Being a 'Compassionate Intelligent Young Woman'

Jessica Chastain supports To Write Love on Her Arms in a cute tee while walking around SoHo on Saturday afternoon (September 27) in New York City.

The Oscar-nominated actress checked her phone messages as she ran some errands on the unusually hot day.

“Love you @ChloeGMoretz ! You’ve grown to be such a compassionate intelligent young woman. So happy to know you xx,” she recently tweeted.

In case you didn’t know, Jessica and Chloe worked together on 2011′s Texas Killing Fields.

Earlier in the week, Jessica looked absolutely gorgeous while making an appearance on El Hormiguero in Madrid, Spain.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Coach crossbody bag.

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Jessica Chastain's 'A Most Violent Year' Will Open the AFI Fest!

Jessica Chastain looks absolutely gorgeous while making an appearance on El Hormiguero on Wednesday (September 24) in Madrid, Spain.

The Oscar-nominated actress had some big news earlier in the day – her movie A Most Violent Year is set to open the 2014 AFI Fest this November!

The film is a crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The story centers on the lives of an immigrant and his family (Oscar Isaac and Chastain) trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress and Christian Louboutin shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Jessica Chastain making a talk show appearance… More Here! »

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