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Turns Out Jessica Chastain + Jennifer Lawrence Won’t Catfight at the 2013 Oscars After All

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Rumor has it that Jessica Chastain wants to have a weave pulling match at the 2013 Oscars with fellow Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence and throw so much shade that she won’t need those trusty aviators anymore.

Except rumor has it wrong.

Reports circulated that Chastain was pretty pissed when Lawrence walked away with a SAG Award for her performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ over Chastain’s fierce CIA agent in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’

“Jessica can’t stand the fact that Jennifer is stealing her thunder,” a source griped. “What is more, the critics have been gushing over Jennifer’s awards show speeches and it has been killing Jessica.”

The overdramatic source added, “It was a real blow to Jessica when Jennifer took the SAG Award. Not only did Jessica think she deserved it, she thought she had it in the bag. She tried to put on a brave face for the cameras, but inside she was seething.”

Supposedly J-Law’s appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ made Chastain get her panties in a bunch as well.

If you recall, in a remarkably poorly written opening monologue, Lawrence spit, “Jessica Chastain — more like Jessica Chast-ain’t winning no Oscar on my watch. In ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ you caught Bin Laden. So what? In ‘Winter’s Bone’ I caught a squirrel — and then I ate it. Boom. Deal with that.”

The tab source, apparently determined to make the classy and fabulous Chastain look like a humorless shrew, explained, “Jessica felt Jennifer trivialized her acting role and didn’t see any humor in the bit. She can’t stand Jennifer all the more for it.”

Here’s the thing, though: None of it is true.

Not only is Chastain smart enough to know that Lawrence likely didn’t write her opening monologue in the first place, she also doesn’t care if Lawrence wins, because, well, she knows they’re both good at what they do.

Chastain took to Facebook to clear up any confusion for those dumb enough to believe any of what you just read.

I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.
Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film xxjes

And there you have it. Perfection loves perfection.

Haters to the left.

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