The Reason Why Jessica Chastain Tries Not To Dye Her Ginger Hair Is Totally Empowering

'I realised that's who I am, and my differences [make me] special.'

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Jessica Chastain is an actress, activist and role model, but, at the heart of it all, she's also a regular woman like us, albeit, a totally badass one.

A woman that grew up with the same old shit we all had to go through, namely, being a teenager and attempting to fit in, whilst also trying to work out who you were.

Put simply, her teenage years were about as fun as ours.

So when Chastain spoke to Refinery29 about her iconic fiery red hair, she had one hell of an empowering reason why she tries not to dye it, and it's all to do with growing up as 'the ginger kid'.

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'As a child, I didn't want to be different — I wanted to look the same as everyone else because I didn't want to be singled out,' she told Refinery29. 'I was ridiculed for having red hair; for having freckles. But whatever you are ridiculed about that makes you different is what you'll celebrate in the future. If I wanted to dye my hair, I could, but I realised that's who I am, and my differences [make me] special.'

YAS queen.

#WONDERWOMAN Ok ladies, now let's get in formation. @gal_gadot #PattyJenkins

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And if there was ever an incentive for owning who you are, it's surely Golden Globe award winner and gender pay gap pioneer Jessica Chastain.

The Interstellar actress went on to discuss why now, more than ever, women need to speak out about equality, saying, 'In the past, [feminism] was seen as an exclusive idea... In actuality, it's inclusive. It's not based on your skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, preference, or where you come from — if you believe in equality then you believe in equality for all.'

A truer word was never spoke 📸by @renatocampora

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She continued on to say, 'We need to hold people accountable when someone is violated, which is happening now more than ever... when we work together, support each other, and encourage each other — that's how we move forward. Try to see people divide us.'

Jessica Chastain for president, just sayin...

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