On December 13, Salma Hayek revealed long pent-up secrets when she published an op-ed in The New York Times. In the emotional piece, the Frida producer and star revealed that she, like so many others, had been sexually harassed by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Jessica Chastain reacted to the op-ed and shared that she was deeply affected by Hayek's comments.
The Molly's Game actress retweeted Hayek's op-ed, and wrote to Hayek: "You are creating a place of great healing."
Then, speaking to Extra at the New York City premiere of Molly's Game, Chastain said, "That was so moving, that op-ed she wrote ... It's so important what's happening right now, with all these women coming forward and talking about ... the walls that they faced in their industry. What I got from that article is: Salma Hayek, not only is she an incredible actress, but what a great producer she is ... I thank goodness for her, and I'm so grateful that she's in our industry."
Watch Chastain's full comments below.
Penelope Cruz, Hayek's good friend and fellow esteemed actress, also took to social media to express her support. Posting a photo of Hayek in character as Frida Kahlo for the 2002 film Frida, Cruz wrote: "I love you, my beautiful friend," and quoted a moving portion of Hayek's editorial.
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