If anyone likes a good girl fight, they aren’t going to get one from Best Actress Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, who were rumored to be feuding with one another ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday (February 24).
“I don’t [like girl fights]. I think the image of women like cats, this catty thing, I don’t find that to be true. So I’m not interested in keeping up the myth. Unless it’s for a movie. A girl fight in a movie is fun,” she teased.
“[Lawrence] came up to me at a party the other night and she goes, ’I hear we’re in a supposed feud,’ ’cause someone showed her that I had wrote a thing on Facebook that was like basically ’You all need to step back, there’s no feud. She’s awesome, she’s talented’ and ’Stop,’ ” the “Zero Dark Thirty” star told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet. And the gushing for Lawrence and her fellow nominees didn’t end there.
Chastain and Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) are up against Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”), Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”) and Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) at this year’s event, and Chastain gushed over the work of each of them as well those who weren’t nominated.
“Honestly I never think I’m gonna win. I don’t think I’m gonna win tonight, so my nerves are a little like, it’s more butterflies and excitement of being here,” she explained. “It’s incredible when so many people say what an amazing year for women it’s been. But also you think about Marion Cotillard, a performance in ’Rust and Bone’ I loved, and she didn’t get nominated. So you never know what the Oscars formula is. I just know when I see a performance like hers in ’Rust and Bone’ or Jennifer Lawrence in ’Silver Linings Playbook,’ Emmanuelle Riva or Quvenzhane and Naomi Watts, that’s what is inspiring to me. It makes me want to be better.”
While it seems like almost everyone will bust out a tune during this year’s broadcast, Chastain promises she won’t. But she hasn’t ruled out a movie musical someday. “I can sing. I’m an actor who can sing, but I’m not a singer. That’s good enough. They can like change it. With Garage Band, now they can change it all,” she joked.