Jessica Chastain gave an interview to The Wrap recently, and the conversation turned to the subject of women’s (lack of) film roles. Chastain, who has kicked a decent amount of movie ass, asked the same question we’ve all been asking lately/forever.
“Where is the Scarlett Johansson superhero movie? I don’t understand it, why is it taking so long for this?” Chastain asked TheWrap, rhetorically and with no small degree of animation. “This woman clearly shows that people want to go see her in the movies. ‘Lucy,’ didn’t it beat ‘Hercules’ by a lot opening weekend, when it was made for a lot less? She shows that she kicks ass, she’s a great actress. ‘Under the Skin’ is an incredible film, and why are we still waiting for a go-ahead on a superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson?
“To me, it’s a no-brainer,” she added. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”
Look, it’s not like she’s asking any new questions or posing any new suggestions, but these are the conversations we need to keep having. And it’s a generally accepted Hollywood rule that the hotter the person asking, the more seriously the question is taken. So thank you, Jessica Chastain. You are truly a hero among babes, and we salute you.