Jessica Chastain is looking for change.
The actress, 40, published an emotional video on Thurs., by which she acknowledged the delicate state of the country & stated she is dedicated to â€œtransformative social change.â€�
â€œIâ€™m making a video 'cause my heart is very heavy,â€� she started. â€œIâ€™ve discovered so much the past few days concerning the trauma many experiencing in our country. Iâ€™ve had the chance to pay attention, greater than to speak, & itâ€™s really complex for me to precise my emotions, my ideas, in 140 characters.â€�
Chastain held back tears as she showed her support for many who might be struggling.
â€œI wanted you guys to know in that I hear you,â€� she stated. â€œI want you to know in that Iâ€™m dedicated to creating transformative social change, in that Iâ€™m dedicated to dismantling systems of depression. I share within the sense of what’s occurring within the country.â€�
â€œI hear you,â€� she concluded. â€œYou may by no means have met me, still I really like you.â€�
While itâ€™s unclear what precisely prompted the heartfelt video, it comes shortly after the actress received backlash for a twitter site message through which she expressed her preference for non-violent protest.
Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she wrote â€� â€˜Returning violence for violence multiplies violenceâ€™ Iâ€™m right here for changing the world by means of peaceful protests, calling my reps, & VOTING.â€�
However after a fan challenged her use of the quote by posting another well-known passage by King condemning the â€œwhite moderate,â€� Chastain fired back.
â€œIf the colour of my skin goes to cause you to generalize, maybe it is best to look back over whether or not or not Iâ€™ve been silent toÂ injustice,â€� she wrote.
When the fan responded by objecting to Chastainâ€™sÂ promotion of non-violent protests. â€œPlease take heed to people with out your privileges,â€� they wrote.
â€œNonviolent protest has NOTHING to do with self-defense,â€� she replied. â€œPlease look at the last article I published. Knowledge shows in that nonviolence works better.â€�
The actress published the video just hours after the exchange.