Jessica Chastain calls all-white magazine cover in which she’s featured a “sad look”

The actress is featured alongside five blonde Hollywood stars

Jessica Chastain has criticised a magazine cover of all-white women on which she herself is featured.

The cover was part of a story by the LA Times ‘Envelope’ magazine, accompanied by the phrase “A shift in focus: Actresses call for a change in the way many stories are told.”

Other actresses to appear on the cover include Margot Robbie, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.



Many Twitter users criticised the photo, asking why Chastain agreed to the feature.

“Honestly @jes_chastain as an outspoken voice for equality how do you pose for a photo like this and not feel absolutely mortified by the blatant exclusion?” Wrote one.


Taking to Twitter, the actress admitted there was a diversity issue with the feature, calling it a “sad look” and asking her followers for their favourite women of colour lead films of the year.

She added: “Its [sic] TERRIBLE that I can’t think of at least 5 female lead films with woc this year.”

Chastain is an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.

Earlier this month, Chastain revealed on the Graham Norton Show that she had been instructed by a prominent actor to “calm down” over her reaction to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

“I found that heartbreaking and can only think he didn’t understand the movement that was happening,” she added, according to People.

Back in May, she called the portrayal of women in film ‘disturbing’.

Chastain stars alongside Idris Elba in Molly’s Game, released January 1.