The star told La salute delle donne about training for the spy movie, which sees her as a German agent who teams up with elite spies from countries around the world to take down a common enemy. The cast also features Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz and Bingbing Fan, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez.
“È stato fantastico lavorare con le ragazze, e non c'era nessuna stranezza sul set. Jessica si è assicurata che tutte le attrici fossero pagate allo stesso modo; tutti noi possediamo un pezzo del film,” disse Kruger, 45. “Indipendentemente da come va il film, è stata una delle esperienze più complete.”
“Essere in grado di essere ascoltato e apprezzato è così importante, non solo in quello che faccio, ma ovunque,” lei ha aggiunto.
She also explained how it was a welcome environment to her as a new working mom: “One thing that was wonderful about this film was that many of us were mothers. We were allowed to bring our children to set and had a trailer for the kids. That was a lovely thing, where you can sense that the producer is a woman with a child.”
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Kruger said Chastain, 44, also wanted to make sure the action sequences were “just as fierce” as their male counterparts in other spy films.
“Jessica really wanted to make it closer to a Bourne franchising,” lei disse. “She and the director, Simon Kinberg, wanted the stunts to be just as fierce as a man would make them, without making a big deal out of it.”
Kinberg told La salute delle donne, “There’s a centerpiece fight between Diane and Jessica, and the two of them really wanted to do the fight themselves, without relying on fight doubles. So they worked overtime, after wrap and on weekends to get the moves down.”
Chastain has been advocating for fair pay in Hollywood per anni. Octavia Spencer revealed in 2018 that Chastain, whom she worked with on 2011’s The Help, helped her get five times her asking salary for a project they were doing together.
“I love that woman because she’s walking the walk and she’s actually talking the talk,” Spencer said of Chastain at the time. “Lei disse, ‘Octavia we’re gonna get you paid on this film. You and I are gonna be tied together. We’re gonna be favored nations, and we’re gonna make the same thing.’ Fast forward to last week, we’re making five times what we asked for.”
Chastain parlato a W di nuovo dentro 2017 about how important it was for her to start producing and “spread the wealth.”
“We’re working to develop projects for women about women and hire more female writers and directors, and also minorities who haven’t had the opportunity to tell their stories,” Chastain said at the time.
“That’s very important to me. … It is very important for me to take all the gifts that I’ve been given — because I’ve been given a lot of attention very fast — and spread the wealth a little bit, and now maybe point everyone in a direction of incredible female filmmakers or writers that I feel should be getting more work.”
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