Jessica Chastain Calls for Stronger Female Roles in Hollywood

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is the newest actress to voice out her thoughts on the seeming lack of strong roles for women in Hollywood.

The actress who was lauded for her roles in critically acclaimed films like The Help and Zero Dark Thirty is currently doing press for her latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” opposite Ben Affleck and was recently interview by The Wrap.

In her interview, she brought up the glaring absence of a Marvel movie focusing on a strong female character, specifically Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow in The Avengers and the second Captain America installment.

Jessica Chastain is the latest actress to speak out against the lack of female roles in Hollywood. In a recent round of press for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” the actress discussed at great length the problem with weak parts being written for women.

“Where is the Scarlett Johansson superhero movie?” Chastain asked. “I don’t understand it, why is it taking so long for this?”

In a recent interview with Vulture, Chastain laments how Hollywood scripts are not fully fleshed out.

“I think there is a huge problem in American cinema where stories about women aren’t nurtured and celebrated and brought to the screen as often as stories about men.”

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