Jessica Chastain wasn’t expecting a Golden Globe nomination this year, but she got one! Today, Monday, December 11th, the Golden Globes nominated her for Best Actress In A Dramatic Feature due to her role in Molly’s Game.
However, she was worried about the future of her career in prior months due to her condemnation of sexual assault and Harvey Weinstein – the disgraced producer.
In an interview with the New York Times, Jessica stated she is beyond happy to receive such an honor, but it comes as a surprise. When speaking with the reporters, she said, “to be honest; I’m mainly surprised about my nomination.”
Chastain, like many other Hollywood entertainers, fears to speak her mind on controversial issues because of the effect it may have on her career.
Jessica claimed if she says something “that feels like it deviates from the norm as a woman, am I going to be made to disappear in my industry?”
When the New York Times revealed their exposé detailing the crimes of Harvey Weinstein, Chastain immediately started tweeting support of the victims and pointing to other figures in the industry who are allegedly guilty of similar transgressions.
However, after speaking with some of her friends on the application, Whatsapp, Chastain became fearful for the repercussions.
She stated, “I wonder if people will still see me as an actress, and want to work with me knowing I have these opinions?”
Be that as it may, her friends encouraged her to speak her mind and get over the fear because the only way of changing something is by taking action, rather than ignoring it. Additionally, she said the issue of sexual harassment is ubiquitous in many industries, not just Hollywood.
In an older discussion with the cast and crew from the Graham Norton Show, Chastain said her friends were beginning to tell her not to speak out against Harvey. The email she received from a well-known actor said, “calm down.” When speaking with The Daily Beast, Chastain said she intends to speak out against injustices regardless of circumstances.