We just learned that–apparently–there’s a feud between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence and boy! Were we disappointed. Apparently Chastain was “furious” over Lawrence’s softball jabs about Chastain’s Oscar odds (made while Lawrence was hosting SNL).
We hoped it wasn’t true because we really like both of them. They’re both such talented actresses! And they’re both funny! And interesting! We were bummed.
Luckily, before we heard a single shred of additional detail about said feud, Chastain issued this awesome pro-lady statement:
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film I’m most asked about in regards to ‘fighting on set.’ Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
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. 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.
If nothing else, anyone who hates Lawrence should see Winter’s Bone and anyone who hates Chastain can direct themselves to Zero Dark Thirty.
Regradless, we are relieved. And now we like her even more.
(via Us Weekly, thumbnail photos via Getty)