She appeared for the cover of LA Times Magazine, red-haired Jessica Chastain criticized her due to an invalid result. The magazine’s editors decided to capture the most influential Actresses of 2017, except where Chastain also got Annette Bening, Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet. The actress accused the magazine for racial discrimination.
Chastain was outraged that on the cover of the magazine appeared only white Actresses. Besides Jessica, the pictures all heroines are blondes. “It is very sad that in this picture there are no black women. The film industry needs to be comprehensive. What were your favorite movies this year with the participation of white women? I liked the picture of “Beatrice’s for dinner” (Beatrice At Dinner) with Salma Hayek in the title role,” says Chastain.
40-year-old actress can name at least five films that played dark-skinned actress. Call for a photo shoot one of them, it considers this discrimination.
The actress began to market itself as a fighter for equality. For example, prior to this, she criticized the Cannes film festival in sexism. The actress attended the gala event and seeing many of the films presented at the festival, I noticed a caveat. “Through this experience I realized how the world looks at women. It was clearly evident through the female characters I’ve seen in the films,” said Chastain.
Of course, there were exceptions, but basically, most of what he saw she didn’t like. “I was surprised by the images of women on screen,” says the actress.
Chastain believes that film festivals should be presented more works produced by young filmmakers. The actress recalled that Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to receive the prize in the nomination “Best Director” at the Cannes film festival for his entire 70-year history. Helped her in this tape called “Fatal temptation” (The Beguiled) about girls who live in a closed women’s boarding house during the Civil war.
Even then, Chastain noticed that it’s not the first time acts against gender inequality in the film industry. “I no longer work where I get paid a quarter of a fee of male colleagues,” said Chastain.