Jessica Chastain is using her moment in the spotlight for good.
While accepting the Best Actress trophy at the 2022 Oscars on March 27, The Eyes of Tammy Faye star shined a light on suicide awareness and the importance of spreading hope.
Jessica was up against fellow powerhouses Kristen Stewart (Spencer), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) and Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role trophy this year.
After taking the stage, Jessica reflected on the "difficult times" people are living in, "filled with a lot of trauma and isolation, and so many people out there feel hopelessness and they feel alone."
She then spoke about the importance suicide awareness, saying, "It's touched many families, it's touched mine, especially members of the LGBTQ community, who often feel out of place with their peers. We're faced with discriminatory and bigoted legislation sweeping our country with the only goal of further dividing us. There is violence and hate crimes being perpetuated on innocent civilians all over the world."
Jessica continued by saying she's inspired by "radical acts of love," similar to Tammy Faye's.
The 45-year-old actress believes compassion "connects us all in the desire that we want to be accepted for who we are, for who we love, and to live a life without the fear or violence or terror." She added, "For any of you out there who do in fact feel hopeless or alone, I just want you to know that you're unconditionally loved for the uniqueness that is you."
Jessica has previously opened up about her sister, Juliet Chastain, who died by suicide in 2003 at age 24.
"And she had a lot of attempted suicides, but you never really think this is going to happen, even though, in your mind, you know it can happen," she told Modern Luxury Manhattan in 2016, per People. "And when you get the call, it's … shocking."
The 2022 Oscars ceremony—hosted by comedians Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall—also featured several A-list presenters ranging from Zoë Kravitz to Lady Gaga.
As for Jessica, she was previously nominated for an Oscar for Zero Dark Thirty in 2013 and The Help in 2012. A decade later, she has her hands on her first trophy.
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