Jessica Chastain: ‘I Have Felt So Bad’ That Some Women ‘Feel Excluded’ From Time’s Up

Thandie Newton made headlines this month for saying it was “very painful” not to be included in the Time’s Up anti-harassment initiative.

Jessica Chastain is one of the most vocal members of the Time’s Up anti-harassment campaign, and she took to Twitter on April 23 to defend the initiative and express her feelings over the fact that not every woman feels included.

“I have felt so bad that some feel excluded,” Chastain wrote. “I was never asked to join anything, I just came forward to see how I could be of service. No one is unwelcome. The more women that come together, standing shoulder to shoulder, the stronger we are.”

Thandie Newton made headlines this month after she told News Corp that it was “very painful” not to have been asked to join Time’s Up. “I wasn’t hot enough,” the actress said. “I wasn’t mainstream enough and I wasn’t going to be at the Oscars this year, even though I am having a renaissance in my career.”

Asia Argento, who has been extremely critical of Time’s Up for not being inclusive, posted Newton’s comments to her Twitter page and wrote, “More proof, if any was needed, that #TimesUp is an exclusive club (and extended feel-good PR opportunity) for Hollywood elites that shuns survivors.”

Chastain responded to Argento, saying, “I invited you to the first meeting at my house Nov 27th but unfortunately you were out of town. It wasn’t called #TimesUp cuz we didn’t have a name. It was just a group of actresses coming together to see how we could support the brave women coming forward & create lasting change.”

The “Molly’s Game” star went on to praise Argento for being “brave” and starting the movement. Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of rape last October. You can read all of Chastain’s tweets below.

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Review: The Robot Revolution Will Be Televised, Beautifully

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains broad details of the second season of Westworld, which premieres tonight on HBO. 
Regardless of its actual merits, there’s always been a bit of a Joe Biden quality to Westworld but heading into its Season 2 debu…

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains broad details of the second season of Westworld, which premieres tonight on HBO Regardless of its actual merits, there’s always been a bit of a Joe Biden quality to Westworld but heading into its Season 2 debut tonight the HBO drama is increasingly displaying it's ready for the top job. Obviously birthed as an eventual successor to Game of Thrones by the premium cabler when the Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan created drama based on Michael…

Thandie Newton: ‘I Wasn’t Hot Enough’ to Participate in #TimesUp

The “Westworld” star says she wasn’t a big enough name for the movement.

A great many actors, directors, and producers took part in the unveiling of #TimesUp, from Brie Larson and Kerry Washington to Shonda Rhimes and Emma Stone. One woman who wasn’t involved is Thandie Newton, who as a teenager was sexually abused by a casting director. In a Daily Telegraph interview, the “Westworld” actress describes this exclusion as “very painful” — especially since she thinks it’s because she “wasn’t hot enough.”

She’s referring to the state of her career rather than her looks, but still: “I wasn’t mainstream enough and I wasn’t going to be at the Oscars this year, even though I am having a renaissance in my career,” Newton adds. The movement and its message are especially important to her not only because of her own experiences, but because she hopes other young women could learn from them. “I felt if there was one girl whose family was thinking about putting their child into show business, that would help them decide. That was all I cared about,” she says.

In addition to “Westworld,” whose second season premieres tonight on HBO, Newton will next be seen in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.”

Kenneth Lonergan: Casey Affleck Has ‘Been Treated Abominably’ in Wake of Time’s Up

With Time’s Up and #MeToo continuing to dominate the public conversation and headlines, Oscar-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan is defending “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck, who has been the subject of backlash over previous allegations made against him. The 2017 best actor Oscar winner was hit with two sexual harassment lawsuits by women who worked with […]

With Time’s Up and #MeToo continuing to dominate the public conversation and headlines, Oscar-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan is defending “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck, who has been the subject of backlash over previous allegations made against him. The 2017 best actor Oscar winner was hit with two sexual harassment lawsuits by women who worked with […]

Tribeca Film Fest Adds Time’s Up Event, New Patti Smith Documentary

Time’s Up will host what it’s calling its inaugural New York event during the Tribeca Film Festival, featuring a program of conversations with organization supporters including Ashley Judd, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amber Tamblyn, Marisa Tomei, among others.
In addition to the actresses, the April 28 Time’s Up event will include activists and business leaders (see below for complete list).
“In response to the growing national movement, Tribeca Film Festival…

Time’s Up will host what it’s calling its inaugural New York event during the Tribeca Film Festival, featuring a program of conversations with organization supporters including Ashley Judd, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amber Tamblyn, Marisa Tomei, among others. In addition to the actresses, the April 28 Time’s Up event will include activists and business leaders (see below for complete list). “In response to the growing national movement, Tribeca Film Festival…

Ashley Judd to Headline ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference

Ashley Judd will headline the third annual ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference, where she will deliver the keynote address on equality in the workplace and speaking out to create change. Judd will be joined by panelists including U.S. soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd, U.S. hockey gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique […]

Ashley Judd will headline the third annual ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference, where she will deliver the keynote address on equality in the workplace and speaking out to create change. Judd will be joined by panelists including U.S. soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd, U.S. hockey gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique […]

Andrew Cuomo Orders Review Of Cyrus Vance’s Handling Of Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations

Ask and you shall receive. Shortly after the Time’s Up advocacy group wrote an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to launch an “independent investigation” of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in regards to his handling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, Cuomo called for a review of how he handled the charges.
The Time’s Up letter, which was endorsed by actresses including Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Julianne Mooredemanded a full review…

Ask and you shall receive. Shortly after the Time’s Up advocacy group wrote an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to launch an “independent investigation” of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in regards to his handling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, Cuomo called for a review of how he handled the charges. The Time’s Up letter, which was endorsed by actresses including Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Julianne Mooredemanded a full review…