Jessica Chastain has stressed that everyone is welcome in the Time’s Up-move. The actress responded on Twitter to criticism of Thandie Newton and Asia Argento, who have shown themselves locked out feel.
Asia Argento feels excluded
Newton said last weekend in The Telegraph that they are surprised and upset when she was not invited to take part in Time’s Up. The Westworld-actress says for years, talk openly about her misbruikervaring with a casting director. “I was not popular enough”, says the British. “I was not mainstream enough and didn’t go to the Oscars.”
Argento, Harvey Weinstein accuses of abuse, shared a link to the interview with Thandie on Twitter and wrote there: “More proof, if needed, that Time’s Up, an exclusive club (and pr) for the Hollywood elite, who are victims aside.”
Chastain replied that they really find that Asia feel like this, but that they themselves were also not invited to Time’s Up. “I’m just rose up and I asked if I could do something.” Also remembered they have Asia in mind that the actress had indeed been invited to a meeting, although the organization at that time had a name.
Amber Tamblyn join in the discussion. “One hundred percent of what Jessica says,” says the actress. “None of us had need an invitation to get started. We have just addressed. Point. It is so discouraging to this conversation have to do with other women. What sin.”
The Time’s Up-movement arose in response to the sexual abuse and the inequality of women in Hollywood, in the aftermath of all misbruikschandalen around #metoo.