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Jessica Chastain: Five Years Ago, 'People Kept Telling Me I Wasn't Pretty Enough'

Jessica Chastain: Five Years Ago, 'People Kept Telling Me I Wasn't Pretty Enough'

Jessica Chastain gives a seductive stare on the cover of Telegraph magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the A Most Violent Year actress had to share with the mag:

On being told she’s attractive: “Only in the past five years have people been telling me I’m attractive. Before then, I wasn’t getting parts because people kept telling me I wasn’t pretty enough.”

On her hair: “People would tell me to dye my hair blond when I first started auditioning. Funny how defined we are by how we present ourselves.”

On having an assistant: “I do have an assistant now. And I do feel very fancy saying that. But it’s just so that I don’t have to go to sleep worrying about everything because I know that she’s in charge of the schedule. She did go out and get me a chai this morning.”

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  • Shark Storm

    You aren’t that pretty, but you certainly aren’t ugly either. You are just you Jessica.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    I think she’s gorgeous. I can see what she’s saying though; if you aren’t blonde and blue have a difficult time. Why do you think redheads are rare in Hollywood?

  • evie

    I’m glad she didn’t dye her hair blond! This hair color is perfect for her!

  • lshelton22

    Is that why she got a nose job?

  • Lee

    She’s whining a lot lately…….

  • viikkk


  • Guest

    I don’t think she has had plastic surgery, nose or elsewhere. I always thought she was striking. And her red carp style is absolute perfection.

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  • carrie

    The pic of her college year that she recently released on her Facebook? Her first work in tv shows like Just Cause or Law&Order?
    You can see her original nose.

  • FerCat

    It’s very good, not at all obvious unless you’ve seen the before images.

  • FerCat

    If you’re too attractive you lose audience connection.

  • kate

    She’s not a generic beauty, nor what you would call a knockout, but she’s lovely and striking, nevertheless. Better yet she’s talented and awfully good hearted. She really loves films and is a big fan of many actors. She’s always saying nice things about the actors she loves. Seems like a lovely person.

  • ceeteefeebs

    And you’re whining about it. ;p