JESSICA Chastain hopes Hollywood will be more “inclusive” in all aspects in the future and she believes people coming forward about sexual harassment in Hollywood are helping to make this happen.
The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star wants to work in a movie industry that doesn’t discriminate between genders or races and she believes the victims who have come forward recently about being sexual harassed in Hollywood will go some way to making the industry a better place to work in in the future.
She told Entertainment Tonight, “When you think about the industry, you know, encouraging people to stay closeted… not showing stories of women with their own agency and leading their own stories, and also, actually, ignoring many groups, many demographics in our country … for me, that’s not an industry that I actually want to be a part of.
“I think it’s more than just about gender. It’s about everything in this industry. I mean, this industry, we’re very quick to separate ourselves from the current administration, or things that are going on in the world. I want to be a part of an industry that is very inclusive. One that teaches empathy, and the only way you do that is, you learn about someone who doesn’t look like you. And I think there’s a generation of artistes that that is their goal.” – BANG!