Jessica Chastain Talks Sexism in Hollywood
Released on 03/30/2017
I think there's so few female filmmakers
because the industry doesn't nurture them.
There are a lot of female filmmakers in film school,
and then they disappear.
And I don't think that's because of their desire.
I think it's because they find themselves in an industry
that doesn't see them.
We're telling a story about a woman in history
and what war does to women.
The great thing about our set is
there were so many women.
We had a female production designer,
costume designer, head of makeup,
we had producers, the camera operator, director,
screenwriter, novelist, protagonist.
There was a great myth that I grew up with
that women don't work well together,
and even when I started my career,
when I came to the film I did, The Help,
so many of the questions I was getting from the press
was about fighting on set.
Was it tough to be on set with all of those girls?
I wasn't getting those questions
with any of the other movies that I'd been involved with.
It's so in us because we've all grown up with it.
We really need to acknowledge that women work great together
and we need to support each other.
The one thing that I really hope with this movie is
that people who feel like they have no hope
or they can't take action,
I hope they'll be inspired by Antonina's story
and realize that she was an ordinary woman
who risked everything she had to protect others.
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