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Jessica Chastain: 'I see every woman as a strong woman'

FRANCE 24 sits down with Hollywood star Jessica Chastain to talk about her new film, "Miss Sloane". True to form, the US actress plays a strong female lead: a ruthless lobbyist caught in a merciless battle against arms defenders in the United States.

In John Madden’s political thriller “Miss Sloane”, Jessica Chastain takes on the role of a woman battling the powerful gun lobby.

Since her role in "The Tree of Life" in 2011, the talented US actress has shown she can act in just about any genre, from political thrillers such as "Zero Dark Thirty" to sci-fi epics like "The Martian".

Chastain, who enjoys playing strong female protagonists, tells FRANCE 24 she likes "characters that defy a stereotype".

By Louise DUPONT



2018-03-16 culture

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Music show: Star soprano Barbara Hannigan, Snoop Dogg & Meshell Ndegeocello

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