American actress Jessica Chastain expressed this Friday at the Venice Film Festival his support for the Hollywood actors strike and she has confessed to feeling “nervous” about it, since her own team recommended she not do it.
“I am very lucky and I am aware of it, this profession is wonderful and that is why we actors are often made to feel that we have to be silent to protect future opportunities work,” said the Oscar winner for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, 2021).
“I think it is precisely that environment that has allowed for decades abuses occur in the workplace and is also responsible for the abusive contracts given to members of the union,” the actress said at the conference. press to present “Memory”a film by Michel Franco that is competing for the Golden Lion.
Chastain, who was wearing a T-shirt with union emblem of Hollywood actors SAG-AFTRA, recalled that it has made it clear that interim agreements with independent production companies, which are not members of the AMPTP (Alliance of Film and Television Producers), allow them to participate in events such as this festival.
“I’m here because SAG-AFTRA has been clear about how to support the strike,” said the star of films like Zero Dark Thirty (“The Darkest Night”, 2012), Interstellar (2014) o The Help (“Maids and ladies”, 2011).