We're not surprised Jessica Chastain's quote got taken out of context.
When you're a public figure, sometimes the things you say get misconstrued and people think you're saying something terrible!
The 37-year-old actress took to her social media accounts to clarify what she said in her Glamour spread, but before we go there, let's see the supposed incriminating quote, shall we?
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In the November issue, Jessica said there needs to be more diversity in movies when it comes to women - age-wise and ethnicity-wise.
"I love Meryl Streep. She's such an incredible actress, but I feel like she's the only one in her age group who gets those parts.
I'd like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn't Viola Davis a lead in a film? She's one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses?"
That certainly doesn't sound like someone who's trying to tell casting directors to stay away from Meryl Streep!
Why would anyone even say that?!
Upon seeing the misleading headline and quote, Jess immediately went online to stop the story from growing legs and becoming a big deal. She wrote:
Well said, Jessica!
Glad she cleared all that up before it became a bigger problem.
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