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Chastain: 'I want to play well-written women'

Chastain: 'I want to play well-written women'

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Molly Bloom is a divisive character, a self-made woman whose underworld dealings and powerful presence earned her the nickname "poker princess".In a film written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain plays Bloom and reminds us of her place in the industry.The actress has almost exclusively played leading parts in recent years, portraying powerful women in their own right."I feel like I just want to play well-written women," she tells me."I think when people see the characters that I play they feel very powerful, but I think that's because it's not normal in the film industry to have such strong female characters, well-written female characters."Women who aren't defined by a relationship or man in their life but about what they say and what they do. That'...