Jessica Chastain says she’s surprised to have received her fifth Golden Globe nomination Monday.
The actress, 40, told the NY Times she feared her decision to speak out about Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment would hurt her career.
‘To be honest, I’m mainly surprised about my nomination. As an actor, I have a lot of fear, thinking that if I speak my mind, or something that feels like it deviates from the norm as a woman, am I going to be made to disappear in my industry?’ she told the newspaper Monday.
Jessica Chastain says she’s surprised to receive a Golden Globe nomination because she feared speaking out about Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment would harm her career
Chastain received a best actress nod for her starring role in Aaron Sorkin’s film Molly’s Game.
She’s currently in Europe promoting the movie and said she is grateful for the recognition.
‘I struggled for so long to try to create a career. To have five nominations in such a short amount of time, it’s really shocking, and more than I ever imagined. I just feel so much gratitude and happiness,’ she said.
The actress won a Golden Globe for 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty and was also nominated for 2011’s The Help, 2014’s A Most Violent Year and 2016’s Miss Sloane.
Chastain received a best actress nod for her starring role in Aaron Sorkin’s film Molly’s Game. The two are seen in a social media selfieas they promote the movie in Europe Monday
The actress stars opposite Idris Elba in the drama that’s based on a true story. The film opens in limited release Christmas Day and in wide release everywhere in January
Chastain credited the support of a small group of female friends for helping her continue to tackle sexual harassment head on.
‘When the article came out about Weinstein, I immediately started tweeting. I’ve got a good group of girlfriends on WhatsApp, and I said, ‘I’m really terrified I’m destroying my career right now. I wonder if people will still see me as an actress, and want to work with knowing I have these opinions,” she explained.
‘In the way that only good girlfriends can do, they helped me eliminate fear and understand that the only way to change something that’s wrong is to change it, not ignore it,’ she said.
Meanwhile, the star shared a video to her social media Monday morning as she and Sorkin heard the news of their nominations. Sorkin earned a best screenplay nomination.
The star shared a video to her social media Monday morning as she and Sorkin heard the news of their nominations. Sorkin earned a best screenplay nomination
The clip showed Sorkin doing a dance as he came into her hotel room during their press tour to congratulate her
‘Nice going, kid,’ Sorkins tells Chastain in the clip, as she adds: ‘We’re so happy’
The clip showed Sorkin doing a dance as he came into her hotel room during their press tour to congratulate her.
‘Haha this is right after we found out about the @goldenglobes nominations. Check out Aaron’s little dance. He had no idea that I was filming him,’ she tweeted.
The two are shown in the video sharing a hug and Chastain then asks Sorkin: ‘Are you happy?’
‘I couldn’t be happier,’ the West Wing creator responds.
‘Nice going, kid,’ he adds, as Chastain tells everyone: ‘We’re so happy.’
Chastain, pictured in 2014 with Harvey Weinstein as they promoted The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, has been one of the more outspoken critics of the disgraced mogul