JES­SICA WON'T KEEP QUIET ABOUT GEN­DER DIS­CRIM­I­NA­TION

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Amer­i­can ac­tor Jes­sica Chas­tain (right) feels a lot more needs to be done for women in the film in­dus­try.

“93 per­cent of film­mak­ers are men and only seven per­cent are women, and three per­cent of DPs are fe­male. It clearly shows there is dis­crim­i­na­tion hap­pen­ing. Talk is cheap. But what are you ac­tu­ally do­ing to move the nee­dle?” says Jes­sica.

She feels that there isn’t much dif­fer­ence be­tween Hol­ly­wood and the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“A lot of peo­ple in this in­dus­try are shocked by the (Trump) ad­min­is­tra­tion and things that have been said, the di­vi­sive­ness that's been cre­ated. Well is this in­dus­trso dif­fer­ent?” adds Jes­sica, who’s acted in films such as Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and In­ter­stel­lar (2014)

The ac­tor is known for her choice of pow­er­ful womenori­ented roles in her films.

93 per­cent of film­mak­ers are men and only seven per­cent are women, and three per­cent are fe­male. It clearly shows there is dis­crim­i­na­tion hap­pen­ing. Talk is cheap. But what are you ac­tu­ally do­ing to move the nee­dle? JES­SICA CHAS­TAIN, AC­TOR

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