By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood February 12, 2013 at 10:15AM
Unsurprisingly, media outlets have created a “feud” between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar-nominated actresses were apparently fighting because of Jennifer Lawrence’s joke about Chastain in her SNL monologue from weeks ago. Allegedly, Chastain was angry about the remarks.
What an original and not boring story! My sentiments are exactly what Chastain thought about the story to which she issued a response. I’ll let her take it from here.
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film I’m most asked about in regards to "fighting on set". Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they've all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I've done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I've told her how beautiful her film work is.
Please don't allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women aren’t supportive of each other. Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film.
Yet, another reason in the long list of reasons to love Jessica Chastain. Well said.
Jessica Chastain Responds to Reports of Jennifer Lawrence Feud (The Hollywood Reporter)