Actress Jessica Chastain called for Hollywood to stop over-sexualizing female action stars, in a new interview with Radio Times. The "Interstellar" star said that in her opinion, the big Hollywood studios try way too hard to make the female characters in movies sexy.
"If you look at films like Elektra and Aeonflux, the problem that studios have is that they try to make kick-ass women very sexualized. They have to be in some catsuit," Chastain said.
The actress then went on to talk about how some of the most famous female action heroes in film history did not rely on sexy outfits to kick some butt.
"If you look at the most incredible female roles, like Ripley in Alien, she is a very sexy woman but she's not wearing a lot of make-up. She's in a T-shirt and jeans. What's sexy about her is how capable she is. Same with Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games - she's not wearing a catsuit, either," she said.
Chastain then went on and said that what audiences were looking for was not sex appeal, but intelligence.
"Studios have misjudged it in the past, and thought audiences weren't interested in seeing a woman in an action role who's a capable, intelligent woman and isn't only leaning on her sex," Chastain said.
Chastain was on the tops of a lot of lists to play the new female-led hero in Marvel's next superhero film "Captain Marvel." The actress can next be seen in the upcoming film "The Martian," which comes out Oct. 2.