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How Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon Changed the 'George & Tammy' Scene That Originally 'Disturbed' Her

Jessica Chastain said to have changed a scene with the help of George & TammyMichael Shannon gives country icon Tammy Wynette even more representation in the Showtime limited series.

In the first episode of the series, based on Wynette’s personal and professional relationship with musician George Jones, the two face their future while Wynette Still married to her soon-to-be ex-husband Don Chapel.

During the interview Marie Claire , the actress and producer of the Golden Globe-nominated show shared that in the early outlines of the scene, Jones distracted Don with an escort, leaving Wynette alone. For Chastain, the chain of events surrounding this moment was disconcerting.

“I read it and I was deeply disturbed,” recalls Chastain. “[Tammy] was just sitting there. People were creating things so she could get caught instead of making her own decisions.”

in her narrative Making the country music icon and the voice behind it the face of the hit “Stand By Your Man” was important to Chastain. “This song isn’t about being a doormat,” she says of Wynette’s famous single. “The reality is that Tammy Wynette was married five times.”

Ultimately, the subplot was dropped, and during filming, Shannon would make some adjustments himself, changing lines that meant This point is underlined by George not acknowledging Wynette’s role in their physical relationship.

“[Michael] changed the line from ‘yes, I’m going to fuck her’ – pardon my language – to ‘of course I would,'” check Stan recalled. “The second he said, ‘Of course I would,’ it was like, ‘Oh yeah, this is happening.’ Because he thought she was the one who could make the decisions. That was with someone who was very clear that he didn’t own me. Take Shelter and celebrated their mutual collaborator Guillermo del Toro tribute during his most recent MoMA career, saying the line switch was how they “were each other Coordination” by-product.

“The idea of ​​sitting in front of another man looking at a woman and declaring you’re going to fuck her is kind of Neanderthal to me,” he Say. “I mean, if I were that woman, I wouldn’t enjoy it so much.”

This scene is ultimately just one way Chastain sees, not only Just to assert Wynette’s choices and humanity in the limited episodes about her life and relationships — “she makes decisions in her life,” the actress points out — but make sure she Be treated with the same respect when it comes to storytelling.

“Being a producer and having a production company means you can oversee that in the writing,” she said. “You’re going to say, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. We need to respect women as human beings. They make their own choices — just like men.'”



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