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VIDEO: Jessica Chastain Talks WOMAN WALKS AHEAD and Her Love of Shakespeare on TODAY

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain spoke with TODAY's Hoda Kotb about how she spoke up on behalf of fellow actress Octavia Spencer to help her get five times her pay for an upcoming film they're in together. "I assumed a woman like Octavia Spencer would be compensated fairly for the work she's done, for the awards she's received," said Chastain, whose latest movie, "Woman Walks Ahead," hits theaters this week. Check out the clip below!

Woman Walks Ahead is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Susanna White and written by Steven Knight. The film is the story of Caroline Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a portrait painter who travels from New York to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting BULL (Michael Greyeyes) in 1890. Chaske Spencer and Sam Rockwell also star. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017. It was released through DIRECTV Cinema on May 31, 2018, before being released in a limited release on June 29, 2018, by A24.



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