Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain was one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees at the magazine’s luncheon last Friday, in support of her chosen cause, Planned Parenthood. She was also interviewed by Variety on a not-so wide range of topics. By that I mean it was just whining about how tough women have it – and oh – how scary President Trump is. In other words, the usual liberal pablum we’ve come to expect from spoiled overpaid Hollywood geniuses.
Variety: “It’s 2017, and we’re still talking about how Hollywood doesn’t treat women the same as men. Why is this still an issue?”
Chastain: “It’s depressing in terms of everything. It’s depressing in terms of women directors. But I think the problem is not just that. Yes, we need female filmmakers. … There’s a huge audience out there that wants stories about women. If you have a film that’s from a feminine point of view and 90 percent of the critics are men, that’s not diversity in that industry.”