Jessica Chastain is setting the record straight. The rumors seem to have emanated from a posting last Friday on the gossip website ShowbizSpy that was entitled, “Jessica Chastain Hates Jennifer Lawrence.” In the article an unnamed source claimed the Zero Dark Thirty star was “furious” about Lawrence’s recent Saturday Night Live appearance.
During Jennifer’s opening monologue, she joked about her awards show competition, saying, “Jessica Chastain? More like Jessica Chast-ain’t winning an Oscar on my watch. 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.”
… But it seems that miss Chastain is a Jennifer’s fan. :-) In a Facebook post published Sunday, Feb. 10, Jessica wrote:
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. (…) 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.
Jessica ended adding:
Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women aren’t supportive of each other. Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer.
Such a sweetheart, that’s very kind of her, I love her.