Jessica Chastain has been busy in recent weeks with awards season and her Oscar campaign and although she’s lost significant momentum within the last couple of weeks, her team is making a final push to try to get her in front of Oscar voters.
Jessica has an in-depth interview with the New York Times, and she explains that while she loves playing dramatic roles with a lot of weight, it’s more fun to dress up as and have fun. She says, “It's more fun to play a bombshell because people treat you better. The crew is very interested in everything you have to do.”
She also reveals that people consider her a workaholic, but that it doesn’t seem like acting is work to her because she loves it so much. She says [in another interview with the Hollywood Reporter], “This is my dream come true. Some people say I'm a workaholic, but I don't think that's what it is. I think I just love it so much and, for me, it doesn't feel like work. This has been a dream of mine for so long, and it's taken longer than I hoped it would. But, since it finally has come to me, I've been so scared that it's going to go away. So there's this kind of, like, grasping at it and, like, working all the time."
Jessica Chastain is a phenomenal actress and a wonderful person from all accounts, so the question lies with Hollywood – why did it take so long for her to come to everyone’s attention? Sure, she doesn’t have the typical looks of a Hollywood starlet, but she’s proved that her versatility has provided her with the skills to play any type of role in any type of movie. She will next be seen in ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Her’ with James McAvoy, and has signed on to play the lead role in ‘Miss Julie’.