VIC­TIMS DO NOT GET SUP­PORT: JES­SICA

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Jes­sica Chas­tain says she wants Hol­ly­wood to be more “in­clu­sive” and not dis­crim­i­nate be­tween gen­ders or races. The ac­tor be­lieves peo­ple com­ing for­ward about sex­ual ha­rass­ment in Hol­ly­wood are help­ing to make things bet­ter, re­ported En­ter­tain­ment Tonight. “When you think about the in­dus­try, you know, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to stay clos­eted... not show­ing sto­ries of women with their own agency and lead­ing their own sto­ries, and also, ac­tu­ally, ig­nor­ing many groups, many de­mo­graph­ics in our coun­try... For me, that’s not an in­dus­try that I ac­tu­ally want to be a part of. The ac­tor feels that it is not just about gen­der dis­crim­i­na­tion, and rather about how Hol­ly­wood func­tions as an in­dus­try. “I think it’s more than just about gen­der. It’s about ev­ery­thing in this in­dus­try. I mean, this in­dus­try, we’re very quick to sep­a­rate our­selves from the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion, or things that are go­ing on in the world. I want to be a part of an in­dus­try that is very in­clu­sive. One that teaches em­pa­thy, and the only way you do that is, you learn about some­one who doesn’t look like you,” says Chas­tain.

We quickly sep­a­rate our­selves from tricky sit­u­a­tions, I want to be a part of an in­dus­try that is in­clu­sive and teaches em­pa­thy JES­SICA CHAS­TAIN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: STEVE MAR­CUS/REUTERS

Ac­tor Jes­sica Chas­tain wants Hol­ly­wood to be more em­pa­thetic, to stay clos­eted and not en­cour­age peo­ple

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