January 28, 2023

Jessica Chastain said she told female extras she ‘didn’t want them to listen’ to lyrics of Run, Woman, Run while filming for her lead role in the George & Tammy biopic series.

The American actress, 45, was paired with Michael Shannon, 48, in the new Paramount drama. Jessica faced some tough moments during filming.

She She revealed that, before performing the 1980 country song, she had to warn the young women in the crowd not to listen to the lyrics she sang.

Difficult role: Jessica Chastain said she told female extras she ‘didn’t want them to listen’ to lyrics of Run, Woman, Run while filming for her lead role in the George & Tammy biopic series

Speak to The GuardianJessica said, “I looked out at all the sweet, young faces staring back at me and said to myself, “Girls: It is not my intention for you to listen to these lyrics!” 

”Please… I love Tammy but she doesn’t believe this. She was married five times so please don’t take this as gospel.

George & Tammy tells the story of the romance between famed country musicians George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

She She previously stated that Stand by Your Man was more intimidating for her than any other songs.

Stars: The American actress, 45, starred alongside Michael Shannon, 48, in the new Paramount drama which saw Jessica take on difficult moments during filming

She said, “That song is something you hear over and again and it’s so ingrained in the history of Country music,” in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment. 

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‘Also the gender debate [around it]. It’s such an intense song that I believe most of my nervousness stemmed from it.

Jessica spoke with The Guardian about the Me Too movement in Hollywood. She explained how she felt the need for Tammy Wynette to be saved from ‘years’ of unfair feminist dismissal.

She She expressed her anger at the fact that another woman was working with men who had been exposed as abusive.

‘Even now, with Me Too,  people will say, ‘Are you angry with this actress, who spoke in support of this person?’… I won’t be angry at a woman because she had to provide for herself and her family.

Her Michael Shannon, the co-star who plays the titular George on the show, spoke out to Yahoo about the importance that the songs are performed. 

He said that songs tell a lot about the lives of these people. “A lot of the emotion and the relationship they had was through singing together, regardless of whether they were married or divorced, or married to other persons or throughout their lives. 

Warned: She She revealed that, before performing the 1980 country song on stage, she had to warn the young female extras sitting in the crowd not to listen to the lyrics

Shannon explained that the two of them came together while they sang and had a very intimate conversation with one another. This is something I don’t believe they could have accomplished if they were just lip-syncing to music. 

Jessica’s work on George & Tammy isn’t the only project she’s worked on recently. Her Both movies Memory and Mother’s Instinct remain in post-production. 

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She The Division, the story of a virus that kills people and attempts to save them, will soon be starring. 

Jake Gyllenhaal also signed up for the movie helmed. Red Notice director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Original headline of this article included the suggestion that Jessica Chastain was personally offended’ at Tammy Wynette lyrics. Representatives for Ms Chastain have contacted us to inform us that this is incorrect. The headline has been changed to correctly refer to “Run, Woman, Run” and not “Stand By Your Man”. 

Performing: Speaking to The Guardian , Jessica said: ‘I looked out at all these sweet, young faces staring up at me and said, ‘Girls: I do not want you to listen to the lyrics of this song!’