Jessica Chastain took to Twitter to defend herself after media retailers erroneously reported she dislikes one traditional nation tune. The actor is at present starring as Tammy Wynette in Showtime’s new hit present George & Tammy and felt the necessity to make clear her opinions on the well-known Wynette hit “Stand By Your Man,” after feedback she made a few totally different tune by Wynette have been taken out of context.
Chastain has burdened that each one the claims saying she was “personally offended by the lyrics” are baseless and “any article stating otherwise is just trying to get clicks.”
The debate in query was triggered by a current interview of Chastain with The Guardian, whereby she mentioned a second on set the place she needed to sing the Wynette tune “Run, Woman, Run” in entrance of a crowd of principally younger girls. The lyrics, which advise a girl on the verge of breaking apart with a person to “run back to him and fix things up the very best you can,” weren’t one thing Chastain felt like she ought to be selling to her viewers.
She gave the ladies a public service announcement earlier than her efficiency, saying, “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. Please. I love Tammy, but she did not believe this. She was married five times, so do not take any of this as gospel.’”
A report by The Daily Mail incorrectly quoted this interview, saying that Chastain was taking offense with the lyrics of “Stand By Your Man.” The publication has since corrected its article.
Chastain was drawn to enjoying Wynette as a result of she feels the nation star has unfairly been judged as anti-feminist. Hilary Clinton famously dissed Wynette throughout a 1992 60 Minutes interview discussing her husband’s infidelity, saying, “I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.” Wynette wrote an open letter in response however the incident (and Clinton’s apology) speaks of the widespread notion of the nation singer on the time.
You can catch Chastain singing Wynette’s evergreen wonders in George & Tammy’s first episode on Showtime.