Actress Jessica Chastain made a bold statement during a recent appearance at the Venice Film Festival amid actor and screenwriter strikes. The Independent writes about this.
At the press conference for the new film Memento, in which Chastain played the lead role, the actress appeared wearing a T-shirt in support of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The actress said that she was very nervous about coming to Venice, since many people in the film industry discouraged her from attending the festival.
Jessica felt that remaining silent was not the best option in this situation. The actress spoke about the strike at the Venice Film Festival: “I hope that my presence here today inspires other independent producers and actors to appear at festivals and support our union members. Hopefully we can see the end of the strike soon and we can get back to work.”
Let us remember that the premiere of the film “The Contenders” by Luca Guadagnino had to be postponed due to a strike by writers and actors. The film was scheduled to open the Venice Film Festival.