The Real-Life Zero Dark Thirty Heroine Is Having a Tough Time at Work

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The Real-Life Zero Dark Thirty Heroine Is Having a Tough Time at Work
The creators of Zero Dark Thirty have insisted that "it’s a movie, not a documentary” amid a growing controversy about the film's depictions of torture. But the same goes for the real-life CIA operative who inspired the protagonist "Maya," played by Jessica Chastain. While she's a hero in the film, the Washington Post reports that in real life, she is having a difficult time at work in the aftermath of the successful hunt for bin Laden. The single-minded focus that helped her persist in the years-long search has hurt her since, the Post reported. When she was given one of the CIA's highest awards, and dozens of other people were given lesser awards, she hit "reply all" to an e-mail announcing the recipients and wrote, “You guys tried to obstruct me. You fought me. Only I deserve the award.” While "Maya" did receive a cash bonus for her work
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