Jessica Chastain Blasts Jennifer Lawrence Feud Rumors

Zero Dark Thirty star takes to Facebook to slam reports she's got some beef with her fellow Oscar nominee following a playful skewering on Saturday Night Live

By Alexis L. Loinaz Feb 11, 2013 12:39 PMTags
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Jessica Chastain wants everyone to know one thing: that there's zero-dark truth to rumors that she's got some beef with Jennifer Lawrence.

The Zero Dark Thirty star is knocking reports that she and the Silver Linings Playbook actress are feuding, as both have been constantly pitted against each other in the run-up to the Oscars later this month, with pundits predicting that the race will ultimately come down to a showdown between the two.

Chastain, 35, has now taken to Facebook to set the record straight, apparently in the wake of a Saturday Night Live monologue in which Lawrence, 22, gives Chastain a playful skewering, but which unnamed "sources" claim has left Chastain seething.

"I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry," she wrote in a post on Sunday. "Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film I'm most asked about in regards to 'fighting on set.' Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?"

She then goes on to give props to her fellow Oscar nominees, with a special shout-out to Lawrence.

"I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they've all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I've done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I've told her how beautiful her film work is."

Chastain then closes with a plea for fans to rise above the rumormongering.

"Please don't allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women aren't supportive of each other," she writes. "Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film is just a great year for film."

Something tells us Lawrence couldn't agree with her more.