Jessica Chastain: “The reason I’m an actor is because of my love affair with cinema”

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In the faraway time of 2011, it often seemed like it was all Jessica Chastain, all the time at theaters. She appeared in six films in 2011, including The Help, and had a very busy 2012 too. While 2013 and 2014 have been mostly quiet for Chastain — she is currently preparing for the wide release of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby — in an interview with Vulture she admitted that when she isn’t working you’d most likely find her watching a movie.

Chastain says, “The reason I’m an actor is because of my love affair with cinema — I was the kid who would spend all afternoon in the movie theater after school. The idea that I get to be in movies now is great, but I still want to get to see them. I was excited a few years ago when I had Tree of Life and Take Shelter at Cannes: ‘Oh, I get to go to Cannes and see everything!’ And I didn’t get to see one thing! Now I have to really demand it from the studio — I say, ‘Okay, I’m going to do all this press, but you’re going to give me two hours off on these days so I can go see Mommy and Foxcatcher at Cannes.'”

Even though Chastain is known for her dramatic roles, she enjoys taking the opportunity to see comedies. She explains, “I really go to the movies any chance I can. I like really, really silly movies, too! I saw The Other Woman recently and I loved it: Leslie Mann is a comic genius in that film, she’s amazing. And when I was at the theater, people looked at me really strangely, like, ‘What are you doing here?’ because my films are so different. But I’ll totally see a movie like that! I love ‘em all.”

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  1. raj

    August 29, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Awesome

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