Jessica Chastain Says She’s Working to ‘Break Free of Stereotypes’ ‘Created’ by Hollywood

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Jessica Chastain Says She’s Working to ‘Break Free of Stereotypes’ ‘Created’ by Hollywood
Jessica Chastain will not be playing a damsel in distress anytime soon.

The Zookeeper’s Wife star, 40, says she is passing on stereotypically female movie roles in an effort to combat old school Hollywood conventions.

“I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life,” the actress tells Town & Country in their Dec./Jan. issue.

“I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women,” she adds.

In addition to choosing her roles carefully,
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