Jessica Chastain criticises her ‘sad’ magazine cover
JESSICA Chastain has responded to criticism over a recent magazine cover that she featured on alongside other well-known actors.
The two-time Oscar nominee posed with Margot Robbie, Kate Winslet, Annette Bening, Diane Kruger and Saoirse Ronan for the LA Times' cover story about how female actors are treated in Hollywood.
But the cover was heavily criticised for featuring only white women.
Honestly @jes_chastain as an outspoken voice for equality how do you pose for a photo like this and not feel absolutely mortified by the blatant exclusion? How is it possible to not understand the msg this photo sends? pic.twitter.com/nb8caRfVL6— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) December 22, 2017
Chastain, who has been outspoken about issues regarding inequality in the past, responded to the criticism in a series of tweets and conceded that the cover was a "sad look".
I agree. Major problem is the lack of WOC led films this year and EVERY year. A diverse group can't come together to promote their films if studios aren't inclusive in their storytelling. The industry has a lot of work to do, especially for WOC.— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 24, 2017
Its a sad look that there's no WOC in this pic of us promoting our female lead films. The industry needs to become more inclusive in its storytelling. What were your favorite WOC lead films this year? I LOVED @salmahayek in #BeatriceAtDinner https://t.co/tzoijwy88q— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 24, 2017
Its TERRIBLE that I can't think of at least 5 female lead films with woc this year.— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 24, 2017
In 12 months there's not even 5?!— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 24, 2017