First off, I have to say that I am completely in love with Jessica Chastain‘s skirt here. It is beyond gorgeous! The hot Hollywood actress graces the cover of this month’s In Style Magazine looking beyond glam (and maybe just a little bit unrecognizable if you ask me… but that’s just a little bit). Inside the mag she talks about her career, if Hollywood is anti-ginger and never dating an actor. Here are some highlights:
She’s not in it for the money: “Fame and money have not been my goals. If they had, then this probably would not have happened, because this all happened from independent films. Not big pay cheques. Even The Help was an independent film. We were all cast before the success of the novel. Thank God, because they would have never ever given me Celia Foote had people known how big it would become.”
Hollywood is anti-ginger? “There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘Maybe I should dye my hair blonde?’ I’m in LA and I’m thinking, ‘Why can’t I get an audition for a film?’ Being a redhead and not having very conventionally modern looks, it was confusing for people and they didn’t know exactly where to put me.”
Never date an actor: “No actors… I have dated an actor before, at Juilliard, but since then, I’ve only been on a couple of dates with one and I was so freaked out someone was going to take a picture of us, because they were famous. I realized I wanted just to be able to hang out with someone…And I didn’t want to talk about the business, first of all. I love movies. But I love talking about them like when I was 15 years old. I’m a film fan, but I don’t want to talk about auditions or what movie I’m gonna do. I find that so boring.”
She’s dating somebody, but she won’t name names: The 35-year-old star refused to divulge who her current beau is, only hinting that “some people in the fashion world” might know him.
The Fame Game: “You have to welcome that… There are some actors, who are very, very famous, who know what they’re doing. They court it. Like Elizabeth Taylor. Richard Burton. It’s something that you woo.”
Getting an assistant: “I was like, ‘I don’t need an assistant’”, and admits it took her eight months “of being really bad at responding to emails and feeling like a failure” before she took on extra help.
Photos via In Style Magazine