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Jessica Chastain is a nasty woman and she’s proud of it! The actress recently opened up about what it’s like to be a powerful woman in 2016.

Talking to Bustle, she proclaimed,

“I’m a nasty woman. I’m proud to be a nasty woman. It’s a strange thing to say, but I’m not going to let someone make me feel bad for succeeding and using my power.”

The “nasty woman” part is, of course, a reference to Donald Trump’s heinous comments towards Hillary Clinton.

Chastain added what a difficult double-standard women are up against when they want to show use their power.

“You hear of a woman showing that she cares and that she worked hard, having ambition, wanting to do her job well — it’s not something that typically we celebrate in our society. Women like that are labeled as difficult or as ice queens or almost anti-women.”

She added,

“We’re all participating in writing the role of what a woman is supposed to be, and I don’t think it’s accurate.”

Chastain is used to playing powerful women on-screen, most noted for her role of Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, who played an invaluable part in helping to capture Sadam Hussain. She continues her reign of dominance in her latest film Miss Sloane where she plays a high-powered D.C lobbyist.

“I think we just have to look at ourselves and how we’re fitting into society and say OK, let’s step forward, let’s ask for pay raises, let’s ask for promotions, let’s get what we deserve, and let’s not ridicule other women for showing up prepared.”

TRUTH.

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