Don’t Worry Guys, There’s No Beef Between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence
You can relax, Jessica Chastain is still a perfect human. Contrary to alleged reports from "insider sources" that she and Jennifer Lawrence—one of Hollywood’s current most in-demand actresses–have some serious competitive beef with one another, it appears that is simply not the case.
But of course these rumors are alive—two beautiful, successful, talented, Oscar-nominated actresses could never co-exist and praise one another, right? We can’t all be Joaquin Phoneix and Daniel Day Lewis. No, this is just unnecessary. And only adding fuel to the fire, in Jennifer Lawrence’s recent SNL appearance, as part of a sketch she said, "In Zero Dark Thirty you caught Bin Laden. So what? In Winter’s Bone I caught a squirrel—and then I ate it. Boom. Deal with that." So yes, it must be so, Lawrence really has her claws out for both Meryl Streep and Chastain alike.
And being the wonderful and level-headed woman she is, Chastain took to her Facebook page to dispell the gossip:
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 Im 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 arent supportive of each other. Everytime 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 xxjes
Let’s move on, shall we?