has never been shy about advocating for better roles for women in Hollywood, she never misses an opportunity to express her dismay with the status quo, but she tried something a little different last night. In an appearance on “The Tonight Show
Starring Jimmy Fallon
,” Chastain roped Fallon into the cause by letting him do what men do best: Play dumb. Fallon is the perfect male stand-in for average Joes everywhere, and his particular brand of boy-next-door naiveté works well in this context.
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“I’m really excited to be part of the movement for better female representation, because female roles have been so under-written, especially compared to male roles,” said Chastain, introducing the sketch. In it, Chastain and Fallon read from sample movie scripts, except Chastain reads the man and Fallon reads the woman.