The name Bryan Singer might make you think of X-Men movies, or it might make you think of sexual assault accusations, or it might make you think of both X-Men and allegations. But of all the accusations to come out in the past several weeks, Bryan Singer’s name has been noticeably absent. Well, Jessica Chastain recently took it upon herself to remind everyone about those allegations that have been following Bryan for years like a trail of pool water dripping off the corner of a wet towel.
Jessica Chastain is no stranger to speaking out, and she had a lot to say after Harvey Weinstein’s alleged gross behavior was exposed. Last Friday, Jessica decided to keep the conversation about sexual harassment and abuse going by tweeting a link to a story about the many allegations made against Bryan Singer.
Let us not forget https://t.co/0TNDxl8h1Q
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 4, 2017
During an interview with The Daily Beast to promote her latest movie, Molly’s Game, Jessica was asked to elaborate on that tweet. Especially since it might be seen as a tweet that could potentially get her in trouble. Jessica will appear in 2018’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Bryan Singer is a producer on X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Jessica told The Daily Beast that she made a decision early on in her career that she wouldn’t work with people who she felt abused their position. So what about signing on to a movie produced by Bryan Singer? Jessica explains it’s because she had no contact with him.
“I actually chose to do X-Men because I’m working with Simon Kinberg, who’s also a first-time filmmaker who I met on The Martian, and is an incredible writer and producer…all of my dealings were with Simon and Hutch [Parker, another producer], who were on set.”
Does this mean Bryan Singer never even went to set while they were filming? That’s one way to make sure there’s nobody left who likes you. Getting a producer credit and producer paycheck without even showing up to work seems like the sort of thing guaranteed to piss off everyone who had to show up for a 6am call time.
Regardless, Jessica obviously isn’t afraid of making things awkward at any future cast and crew get togethers, and she certainly doesn’t care if pissing off Bryan Singer costs her any future jobs.
“I do not feel beholden to anything. I’m going to speak my mind about any injustice that I see. I’m not afraid of anything in terms of that. And I think the greatest myth that an industry can create is to make people feel like they’re easily replaceable. I’m not going to allow that into my life.”
I doubt Jessica would get blacklisted from talking about those allegations. Besides, it’s not like Bryan Singer has some kind of dark-sided hypnotic mind control that could prevent her from getting acting work. And even if he did, as if that’s enough to get people to forget about those allegations. “Okay Bryan, I won’t hire Jessica Chastain [shakes self out of hypnosis] …wait, this is totally because she brought up those allegations of you being a creep, isn’t it?”