Jessica Chastain Reveals How Women Are Treated In Film Industry

Jessica Chastain has always been pretty vocal when it comes to the “depressing” state of women in film, along with her own career struggles when she was an up-and-coming actress.The Interstellar star was selected as one of the jurors for the Cannes Film Festival, a role that requires you to watch a buttload of films in a short amount of time.

After watching 20 films in 10 days,”Disturbing” is the word used by Chastain to describe how women are represented in cinema.

“I can’t really speak so much to female directors. I do believe if you have female storytelling you also have more authentic female characters. This is the first time I’ve watched 20 films in 10 days…and I really love movies…and the one thing I took away from this experience is how the world views women from the female characters I saw represented. And it was quite disturbing to me to be honest. And there are some exceptions I will say but for the most part I was surprised with the representation of female characters on screen. I do hope when we include more female storytellers of the women I recognize in my day-to-day life. Ones that are proactive. Have their own agencies. Ummm don’t just react to men around them. They have their own point of view.”

Courtesy: Distractify