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Jessica Chastain Talks Aspirations to Do a Comedy One Day

Jessica Chastain Talks Aspirations to Do a Comedy One Day

Jessica Chastain looks incredibly sexy in a Lanvin dress on the cover of Interview magazine‘s November 2014 issue.

Here is what the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby actress had to share with interviewer Mindy Kaling:

On aspirations to do a comedy: “It’s a strange thing. When I was in college [at Juilliard], I was cast in a lot of comedies. I played Smeraldina in The King Stag and had crazy hair and a unibrow. I loved it. I loved the comedic aspects of Celia Foote in The Help. With any kind of acting, you’re basically living the emotion that you’re going to work in every day, so sometimes I’m like, “I am so tired of crying, how great would it be to experience joy and laughter every day?” I am actively looking for a comedic role in something.”

On being prepared as an actor: “I probably learned it at Juilliard. There was a class we had all about what you do before you show up. Yes, you memorize the lines, but I never think of how I’m going to deliver the lines. I just try to fill myself up with as much history of the character as I can.”

On interviews that didn’t characterize her correctly: “There was an article that completely misquoted me, or re-edited what I said, to make their own conclusions. One time I was characterized as having this crippling fear, which is insane. I thrive on fear. Fear actually propels me forward. I am an emotional person. I’m an awkward girl. I get a little shy, and I get nervous a lot. But every time I think I can’t do something, I actually want to do it. I’m very in touch with my emotions, but I’m not a crybaby.”

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Photos: Craig McDean
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  • gittes gitty

    I find it strange how many actresses in hollywood get work done on their faces. too bad, they were better when they were all natural.

  • Designs

    What are her next movie projects?

  • Mattias

    @gittes gitty:
    Lydia, stop spreading lies about Jessica!

  • Mattias

    Looking good, Jessica. And Celia Foote was hilarious.

    haters gonna hate, I guess.

  • Steve


  • Marie

    Marion Cotillard is sooooo much better than her!
    She is a french beauty, classical and amazing actress (and she has a Oscar!)

  • Lee

    Is there anyone she DOESNT know in hollywood, I notice she drops ALOT of names…..

  • Joyce

    @Marie: Adults can appreciate the work of one actress without having to constantly trash other actresses. Grow up, Marie.

  • Kate

    @Lee: During awards season, everyone in Hollywood is her “friend”, especially if that person is a frontrunner, in 2011 was Jean Dujardin, in 2012 was Jennifer Lawrence, in 2013 was Cate Blanchett, now she’s already using Julianne Moore…
    She can namedrop whoever she wants, it won’t give her an Oscar for none of her flops.

  • Max

    @Mattias: Can’t you do nothing else besides complain about other person’s comments just because that comment is different from yours? Not to mention that you’re using multiple monikers in every thread just to call everyone “Lydia” – is that your imaginary friend, Mattias/Eli/Jessica?

  • go go

    She’s phony and just wants Oscars, and does sex pics like everyone else to boost her own ego

  • Mattias

    @go go:
    Look who’s here? the pathetic troll,GO GO Away! explicit sex pics? are you out of your meds? who does explicit sex pics, your gf?

  • Matt

    are you a “newbie” Lydia Bennet is a stalker and a bully, she keeps trolling Jessica in every gossip or non gossip sites all over the internet. she was banned here but apparently returned wit multiple names. she’s a psycho obsessed with JC.

    and please, go away, if you don’t have nothing interesting to say.

  • FFFF

    she reminds me of lana del rey on these pics

  • go go


    she wants to be a slvt like everyone else posing for these sex pics on top, are you blind?

  • Alicia

    @Matt: Nobody is banned here, not even racist people, JJ has the same trolls for more than 5 years and they never got banned.

  • Mat IAs

    @go go:
    are you an idiot go? these are not “sex pics”. you should wear glasses.