Sunday November 29, 2020

Power, privilege and playing Hollywood politics

Actress Jessica Chastain is determined to call out inequality and gender imbalance wherever she finds it, whether in Hollywood’s hallowed studios, or on farms across the US, where female farmworkers are mobilising to demand equal pay

24th December, 2017

Jessica Chastain has a reputation in Hollywood. Forget the connotations that now surround the phrase – in the decade since her rise to Hollywood royalty, she’s become known for being one of the most committed actors around.

“Jessica is somebody that, no matter how bizarre the situation, no matter the dilemma, she’s able to bring completely real emotions to the game,” Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro said of her. “[She] approached her...

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