Jessica Chastain is opening up about women in Hollywood and how rumors of her ever having a rivalry with Jennifer Lawrence are totally false.
“There has been a stigma out there that women don’t work well together. I’ve never seen women like this. I remember growing up hearing this myth, that women fight when they’re together and it’s completely inaccurate. I’ve never seen it,” the two-time Oscar-nominated actress told Haute Living.
“I know also during Oscar season [2012-2013] media, because they were trying to get headlines and get clicks, were trying to fabricate a fake rivalry between Jennifer Lawrence and myself and I immediately came out and said this is a media myth that has to stop,” Jessica said. “The women I know are not like this and I cheer for women to succeed because I know when an actress succeeds that means there’s going to be that many more roles for women because an audience is going to demand it.”
Jessica also opened up about the op-ed letter that Jennifer wrote about inequality in Hollywood.
“It was incredible. I loved her op-ed…and I was really disappointed after she wrote it that she got criticism,” she said. “Sometimes people have that attitude where, ‘You’re an actress making a lot of money, how dare you complain?’ We’ve kind of been programmed to be grateful that we’ve gotten this job, so don’t rock the boat. I don’t think that’s fair. Jennifer Lawrence coming out and saying that was really important.”