Jessica is on cover of this week’s Net-a-Porter’s magazine The Edit, and on the interview she says it’s easy for her to aim for challenging, feminist roles to portray, despite the difficult characters she gravitates towards.
If I can help create empathy and balance in society, I’m going to do whatever I can to tell stories that subconsciously create that. When I get a script that has the opportunity to create discussion and inspire young girls, I don’t want to say no to that … I just want to contribute.
Which explains why the movie star set up her own production company, Freckle Films, which focuses on getting women more involved in the world of cinema, whether they’re in front of the camera or behind it.
There are incredible movies with female protagonists, but I’m cautious to say everything’s better now because I see studios patting themselves on the back: ‘Look, I’ve got this film with diversity. I’ve got women in this.’ I think when you congratulate yourselves for diversity, that means nothing’s really changed.
Our gallery was updated with digital scans of the magazine.