Jessica Chastain is coming to Broadway in the new play 'Heiress'. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Chastain, 35, talks about her career, saying that, “I’ve always made really strange choices, maybe because no one told me otherwise."
It doesn't seem likely that anyone would call Chastain's choices strange, as she's one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood currently, and almost all of her films are critically acclaimed. Chastain also talked about her first audition, which was a near pornographic version of Juliet's "Gallop Apace' soliloquoy from Romey and Juliet, saying, “I thought the language was very sexual, so I was like ‘Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow’d night, give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, take him.’ And it ended with me rolling around on the ground. I think it was probably pretty shocking.” She recalled that Michael Kahn — one of Juilliard’s renowned teachers — turned to her and said, “Jessica, did you have fun?”
Chastain recently appeared on Times Talk with host Charles McGrath to talk about her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning play 'The Heiress'. Chastain is a Golden Globe and Oscar nominee, for her role in ‘The Help’, although many critics have singled her out last year for her amazing performances in over 4 different movies throughout the year, including ‘The Debt’, ‘Tree of Life’, ‘Texas Killing Fields’, as well as the ‘Help’.