Jessica Chastain wants women in workforce to stop apologizing

ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2017 14:38 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], October 30 (ANI): Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has called for women to stop apologising and urged them to work on ''feeling confident'' enough that they can put themselves forward for things.

In a 75-minute panel discussion about inclusion and women's progress at the Producers Guild of America's, the 'Interstellar' actress said that while men need to own their part of the injustice, women need to put themselves forward, reports Deadline.

Speaking at the event, Chastain noted: "There's something that women can't do. We need to stop apologising. In any industry, a woman should feel confident. We need to put ourselves forward."

Chastain also argued that she and her fellow producers needed to dig deep to find ways to move beyond the status quo for hiring directors, writers and below-the-line talent in Hollywood in order to increase the representation of women in those positions.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old actress previously called for "transformative social change".

She said, "I'm making a video because my heart is very heavy. I've learned so much the past few days about the trauma many people are experiencing in our country. I've had the opportunity to listen, more than to speak, and it's really hard for me to express my feelings, my thoughts, in 140 characters."

Adding, "I wanted you guys to know that I hear you. I want you to know that I'm committed to creating transformative social change, that I'm committed to dismantling systems of oppression. I share in the sense of what is happening in the country."

This is not the first the 'Zero Dark Thirty' star has spoken out about these social issues either, as she had previously blasted the "disturbing" representation of women in film. (ANI)