Quote: "Honestly it was so relaxing... I was with my friends and my loved ones and we were in Mexico eating tonnes of guacamole. It was pretty great." Jessica Chastain reveals how she celebrated her birthday over the weekend (25-26Mar17). She turned 40 on Friday (24Mar17).
Quote: "I plan to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by striking on March 8th and marching in solidarity with the women of Poland. If you're not aware of the current political struggle they’re facing, please look it up." Jessica Chastain will be taking a break from promoting The Zookeeper’s Wife in Poland on Wednesday to stand up for women's rights.
Quote: "I went to a couple (of) (high school) football games, but I didn't go to my prom... No one asked me." Actress Jessica Chastain skipped her own high school prom because she didn't have a date.
Quote: "Tree of Life is one of my favourite films. I haven’t been able to watch it since it came out because it’s so emotional for me. It was the high point of my life.” Jessica Chastain regards the Terrence Malik movie she made with Brad Pitt back in 2011 as the pinnacle of her career.
Quote: "I was actually nervous, I was like, 'Oh gosh, Charlize is coming.' (But) she's so nice." Actress Jessica Chastain was a little intimidated by her The Huntsman: Winter's War co-star Charlize Theron when they first met on the set of the new fantasy film. Charlize portrays Evil Queen Ravenna in the sequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman.
Fact: Down-to-earth movie star Jessica Chastain thrilled New Yorkers riding the city's Metro on Wednesday (30Dec15) by taking an afternoon subway trip with her family. The Zero Dark Thirty star was joined by her mum, Jerri Renee, stepfather, Michael Leroy Hastey, and two of her siblings. The actress also took a family selfie and posted the shot on Instagram with the caption: "Taking the subway like a boss."
Quote: "It's more fun to believe in ghosts than to not believe in ghosts, so... sometimes the lights will turn on and off if I'm in London or something, and I always say, 'Hey, OK, great, you're here. I recognise you, (but) I'm super tired, please let me sleep!' I mean, who knows, it could be an electrical circuit thing, but it's more fun to think that maybe someone's trying to communicate with you." Actress Jessica Chastain has made it a habit to talk to spirits whenever she believes there's a presence in the room.
Quote: "He's a gentleman and that's very important to me. He's from an old-school Italian family. No one in his family has ever been divorced." Jessica Chastain believes she's found Mr. Right in boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.
Quote: "People ask me if I want to be a Bond girl, and I say, 'No, I want to be the villain.'" Actress Jessica Chastain puts her name forward to play the baddie in the next James Bond movie. Christoph Waltz portrays the villain in the upcoming release, Spectre, while previous baddies have been portrayed by Javier Bardem and Mads Mikkelsen.
Quote: "I was filming here in the spring and stumbled across Embarrassing Bodies. I watched one episode that was about penises and there were close ups of ones with problems. I was absolutely shocked. I couldn't believe these people actually decided to go on the show and there were things I couldn't even have imagined." U.S. actress Jessica Chastain was shocked by British TV medical show Embarrassing Bodies during a visit to London.
Quote: "I'm trying right now to start a book club with Em and Jessica, because they're working on a movie together. I said, 'Let's all read this book!' But I'm not working and they are, so it's not going very well." Anne Hathaway's plans to start a book club with her THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA co-star Emily Blunt and her pal Jessica Chastain have hit a snag. Blunt and Chastain recently worked together on the Snow White and The Huntsman prequel.
Quote: "He's so nice. He bought me this incredible, thoughtful birthday present, this amazing artist and this book of photographs. He's just this normal down-to-earth (guy). So cool.'' Jessica Chastain loved working with Charlie Hunnam on new movie Crimson Peak.
Quote: "We text a little bit. He loves emoticons. Lots of smiley faces and the guy with the moustache (graphic)." Actor Oscar Isaac reveals he's become texting buddies with movie icon Al Pacino after meeting through mutual friend Jessica Chastain.
Quote: "I'm fed up with crying - and making others cry - so I want (to do) a comedy." Jessica Chastain is hoping to go back to Broadway in a more light-hearted role following her 2012 debut in drama The Heiress.
Fact: Jessica Chastain has joined Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron in the Snow White & The Huntsman prequel.
Quote: "I’ve been very lucky that if a designer has made a dress especially for me that they let me keep it. So I’ve gotten to keep both my Oscar dresses. I'm a lucky girl, but my storage unit is getting very big." Jessica Chastain likes to hold on to the gowns she wears to premieres and awards shows.
Quote: "I'm not quite sure of what I want in my life, and who knows if marriage is a part of it. So to me, marriage is not an important thing." Actress Jessica Chastain admits exchanging vows with her boyfriend of three years, Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, isn't a top priority.
Quote: "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." Jessica Chastain on the ugly truth of her early years in Hollywood.
Quote: "I have no idea what I'm wearing Sunday. I have a press day in New York, then I'm flying to L.A. and I have a fitting and hopefully something will fit! It's the first time I've ever gone to an awards show and not had more of an idea of what I'm going to wear earlier." Actress Jessica Chastain reveals her dress for Sunday's (11Jan15) Golden Globes will be a last-minute decision.
Quote: "Elvis Presley (is the) sexiest thing I've ever seen... and it has nothing to do with acting; I just wanted to jump his bones (make out with him)." Actress Jessica Chastain on her biggest celebrity crush.
Tweet: "My male counterpart will get paid 10x more than me. Not double but 10 Times for the same job." Jessica Chastain is appalled by the lack of sexual equality in Hollywood.
Quote: "It completely changed the person I am. A movie, Oscars, a dress, if someone thinks I'm stupid... I realised nothing is that important." The 2003 suicide of Jessica Chastain's sister put everything in perspective for the actress.
Quote: "I get to go to Houston. I don't know what they're gonna let me do; I'm gonna try to do everything." Jessica Chastain is primed for her NASA training in preparation for her new role as an astronaut in Ridley Scott's Martian.
Quote: "Any man that dates me, the thing they're gonna have to live up is my dad - he's a real hero." Jessica Chastain's firefighter father is her hero.
Quote: "The most fun (movie to make) was The Help. Just because I love those girls and we were in Mississippi drinking moonshine and gaining weight and eating fried foods and having dance parties." Actress Jessica Chastain had an unforgettable experience filming with co-stars such as Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard in the 2011 hit drama.
Quote: "I'm a strange bird because every time I get praise, I also think, like, 'Alright, they're just making it... the longer the fall...! They're building me up to knock me down...!' I love being involved in these films, I love that my films have acclaim, but it does scare me a little bit." Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain is not comfortable being singled-out for high praise.
Quote: "Robin Williams changed my life. He was a great actor and a generous person. Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed." Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain pays tribute to the late actor. She won a scholarship funded by Williams to go to prestigious arts school Julliard in New York. Williams died on Monday (11Aug14) in an apparent suicide.
Fact: Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain kicked off her birthday festivities in Toronto, Canada early on Saturday (22Mar14) with ping pong matches, dancing, and karaoke with friends, including actor Tom Hiddleston. Chastain turns 37 on Monday (24Mar14).
Fact: Jessica Chastain has become the latest star to play dress-up for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz's DisneyParks ad campaign - the Zero Dark Thirty will bring animated Scottish heroine Princess Merida, from Brave, to life for the Disney Dream Portrait Series, which advertises the movie studio's themeparks around the world. Actress Kelly MACDonald voiced the role of Merida in the hit 2012 film.
Quote: "I want to find something where we can play sisters. We can do a chain thing: You write one scene, I'll write another, and we'll send it back and forth while I'm doing Superman." Amy Adams is eager to join forces with look-alike Jessica Chastain as she films the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel, Batman Vs. Superman.
Quote: "I don't know anything about her. I know I loved working with her, I enjoyed her company, we'd go out with her from time to time, but I never really sat down and had a heart-to-heart with her. I don't know where she goes." Al Pacino admits his highly-private Salome leading lady Jessica Chastain never really opened up to her director on or off set.
Fact: Jessica Chastain was honoured with the Giffoni Experience Award at Italy's Giffoni Film Festival on Sunday (21Jul13) in recognition of her career success.
Quote: "I feel happy, rested, and so very grateful. There was a special moment the other night at the Oscars... while watching Barbra Streisand sing Memories - I looked over at my Grandma and she had tears in her eyes. It was wonderful to be there with her, watching her favourite singer perform her favourite song." Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain is glad she brought her elderly relative to the glitzy Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday (24Feb13).
Quote: "I am very, very happy. It's a wonderful thing when a career does so well and your personal life goes so well." Actress Jessica Chastain gushes about her low-key relationship with Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.
Quote: "I call him my acting godfather because I did my first movie with him... He's super intense, he's the best acting teacher I ever had... But he did tell me the first day I was on set... 'Jessica, I got a piece of advice for ya'. I'm thinking here it comes, the best advice from the greatest living actor... and he goes, 'Never eat anything off the craft service table!' But it's good advice 'cause he said, 'I've seen so many people's careers ruined by that damn table!'" Al Pacino warned Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain to stay away from the junk food provided onset while filming 2011's Corionalus."
Quote: "I'd just done Tree of Life and it had just come into the movie theatre and immediately I was getting typecast as the perfect mother, the perfect devoted wife and it was like the stubborn person in me was like, 'You cannot put me in a box! You cannot typecast me! I'm gonna play a guitarist in a punk band who's selfish and doesn't like kids!'" Jessica Chastain was determined to step outside the box for new horror movie Mama.
Quote: "I had really odd jobs as an actress... One time someone paid me $100 and I wore a Mickey Mouse costume and went to a child's birthday party." Jessica Chastain on her early days as an actress.
Quote: "The two of them get to go and have a normal high school experience without people going, 'Oh, your sister is in this movie' or 'Can your sister hook me up with (my The Tree of Life co-star) Brad Pitt?'" Actress Jessica Chastain refuses to divulge the name of her California hometown in order to protect her younger siblings who are still enrolled at a local high school.
Quote: "Clearly I'm not 15. But I like mystery." Actress Jessica Chastain, 35, tries to avoid revealing her age.
Quote: "This is going to be crazy to say, but I've never had a hangover. I'll meet my friends for Sunday brunch... and they'll be hungover. It seems miserable!" Actress Jessica Chastain doesn't like to drink to excess.
Quote: "I work with a lot of men you think would be scary - Michael Shannon, Al Pacino, Sean Penn. They have an aggressive vibe, but it's because they have this vulnerability. So once you get to know them, they're all kittens." Actress Jessica Chastain insists many tough guy actors are real softies deep down.
Quote: "After shooting me holding a cigarette, they reported me smoking. But it was for my character. I never smoked in my life." Actress Jessica Chastain, who stars in upcoming movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, shuts down paparazzi reports she has picked up a bad habit.
Fact: Actress Jessica Chastain has signed on as the new face of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent's new scent Manifesto. The Help star reveals the brand "inspires me deeply", telling website Wwd.com, "It has conveyed strong values that I cherish, such as an unwavering commitment, absolute love and feminine audacity. This new fragrance is an emblem of it all." The perfume will launch in France later this summer (12).
Fact: Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is heading to Broadway to star opposite The Help's Jessica Chastain in an upcoming revival of The Heiress.
Fact: Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain took her grandmother Marilyn to the Academy Awards as her date.
Fact: The Help star Jessica Chastain learned about her Best Supporting Actress Oscars nomination in the middle of Armani Prive's fashion show in France on Tuesday (24Jan12). The star, who was in town for Paris Fashion Week, was snapped discreetly fielding a phone call at her seat.
Quote: "I've always wanted to go to the Golden Globes... and to be here for my first year as a nominee is a big, big deal for me... I feel like I'm living a dream." The Help star Jessica Chastain on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I got teased a lot when I was a little kid. Bullied for being a redhead. When you become an adult, that stops. But then when you become a known actor, it comes back. People write mean things on message boards. People feel that they can say mean, mean things. It's really shocking and strange." Tree of Life star Jessica Chastain on the torment that follows her through life.
Quote: "She's a Dame and, like, amazing. I was a little intimidated hanging out with her. There were moments where I was telling myself, 'Okay, speak up. Don't be too shy.' But she has a wonderful air about her." Actress Jessica Chastain was starstruck by her The Debt co-star Dame Helen Mirren.
Quote: "I do a lot of yoga and I'm also vegan, so that helps. I lose weight really quick." Tree Of Life star Jessica Chastain insists her healthy lifestyle made it easy to lose the 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) she put on to achieve a curvy figure for her new film The Help.
Fact: Vegan Tree Of Life star Jessica Chastain gained 20 pounds (9 kilograms) to play socialite Celia Foote in the movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's The Help by drinking melted soy ice-cream.