Oscar-nominated Hollywood star actress and film producer Jessica
Chastain said that she wants Hollywood and most importantly the
culture at large, to come to a point to accept and value women more
on the aspects of their intelligence rather than their looks.
"Society as whole values a woman for her appearance and values a
man for his mind, we need to get to a point where a woman is valued
for what she has to say, not for what her hair looks like." Said
Jessica Chastain in a statement.
Jessica Chastain had also said that many of her associates in
Hollywood are quite sympathetic towards the fairer sex and also
talked about bringing more diversity in the industry and urged more
women to come behind the camera.
However, the Oscar-nominated star feels that mere talks are
cheap, one should help others to actually implement that for
"There are so many people I know in the industry that speak out
for diversity in film-making. You have to put it into action. Have
they ever produced a film with a female director? Have they ever
made a film that had a female protagonist?" stated Jessica
"I've never thought of women in terms that way, I've always
thought that women need to be the decision-makers." Added