Jessica Chastain is opening up about her hair troubles in the new issue of GQ UK magazine. Chastain talks about her new film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, working with Brad Pitt on ‘Tree of Life’, and getting made fun of for her hair color.
When talking about ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and the capture of Bin Laden, she says, “This film will make news. We all think we know how it ended. We don’t. And this movie is about how it really ended. It is shocking. When I first read the script, I was blown away by this woman. The sacrifices she made and what she had to do. It’s something I still get very emotional about. What happens when you live for this one goal? And then you achieve it.’
She’s also worked with Brad Pitt in ‘Tree of Life’, saying, “He didn’t have a huge entourage, nothing like that. He just showed up on his motorcycle on the very first day and went, “Hi, I’m Brad.” You just heard the rumbling of his bike and he’d appear like James Dean, or Marlon Brando from The Wild One. He was kind, he was generous, he’d never heard of me but he never made me feel less.”
Finally, she talks about how she gets made fun of for being a ginger, especially by the Brits, saying, “You Brits are usually so mean to your redheads. Why is that? In America it’s seen as a good thing. Look at Julia Roberts – she’s cool, right? I was working in Thailand and I’d be walking down the street and people – British people – would stop the car and scream, “ginger!” at me.”