“The 355”, Equal Pay and Wrestling in Heels – KristenBellTattoos.com

Jessica Chastain is ready to challenge the Hollywood way of doing business by stepping up her “rebel streak” and “creating new rules” for how women should be paid. Ahead of the release of the female spy action movie 355Chastain sat down with KristenBellTattoos.com to share how she realized this ambitious project and made sure the women involved would properly own the film. Chastain, who plays CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown, told us about what inspired her to push herself, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, and Fan Bingbing all got a piece of the movie for what it was. it seems. shoot heavy stunt scenes in dresses and heels and more – watch the full video above and read what she said about her efforts to propel Hollywood into a feminist future.

Chastain was a key driving force 355 The 44-year-old star has made sure the film features strong, influential women onscreen and offscreen. As a producer, she ensured that her four co-stars were paid the same and also owned part of the film.

“I like doing unexpected things, I like not following the rules. I like to create new rules or color beyond what people think is possible, ”she confidently told KristenBellTattoos.com. “This is what led me to this project. I loved the idea of ​​making actresses the owners of the film in an industry that has devalued actresses for so long. And I loved making them bosses. “

While these are powerful words from an influential actress in the entertainment industry, Chastain genuinely believes she hasn’t reached her full potential to make a huge impact on changing the pay equity game.

“I always ask myself when I think of something that I haven’t done before, ‘Okay, this is unlikely because it has never been done before.’ But is it possible? “This is the theme of my life,” she explained. What she is not looking for is a “repetition of history” which “was not the most equal for all members of society.” This is why she claims that “anything is possible” and why she “always insists. [herself] forward.”

Speaking of moving forward, we had to ask about Chastain’s combat shoes after we saw her play the secret agent in four-inch heels, but the actress had an amazing idea of ​​why a tall women’s wardrobe is actually not bad for heavy tricks. scenes.

“To be honest, it was not difficult, it was the least difficult in filming this material,” she said of her shoes. “It was easier for me to fight in this green dress than even in a suit. [because] it squeezes you … but the dress and all, it was so fluid and you are completely free in your movements. That was the easiest part for me. “

Kruger’s partner tells KristenBellTattoos.com that Chastain was a “tough cookie” on the set of the film (and Chastain responds to that admiration by telling us that she thinks Kruger is “a spy pretending to be an actress” and “tricked us all”). Truth be told, if Chastain hadn’t taken on the financial benefits for her cast, the studio probably wouldn’t have offered the same nice deal she demanded for herself, Kruger, Nyong’o, Cruz, and Binbing. It’s a powerful reminder that Hollywood (and other industries) has a long way to go before closing the gender pay gap, and that this job shouldn’t be on the shoulders of actresses like Chastain – although we certainly are. we appreciate that she got down to business.

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