Jessica Chastain: Stop Saying I Hate Jennifer Lawrence
A couple of days ago, ShowbizSpy posted a story about Jessica Chastain supposedly hating Jennifer Lawrence for "stealing her thunder" during awards season.
She was also supposedly irritated by .JLaw's Saturday Night Live monologue, where Jen joked about her fellow Oscar nominees, including Jessica. “Jessica felt Jennifer trivialized her acting role and didn’t see any humor in the bit. She can’t stand Jennifer all the more for it,” a source told ShowbizSpy.
Well, this is all news to Jessica. She took to Facebook to correct the rumor:
"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"
Hear hear! We had a similar reaction when that Taylor Swift/Carrie Underwood rumor came out. Why is it always the women who are supposedly fighting — especially when we all know Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh Jackman are the ones who can't stop rolling their eyes and bitching behind each other's backs. (Kidding. But wouldn't it be funny if these “unnamed sources” started spreading rumors about the boys for a change?)