Jessica Chastain Didn’t Want the Hollywood ‘It Girl’ Label

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With your film Tammy Faye eyes, making the rounds at several fall film festivals and its recent premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jessica Chastain finds herself in the limelight once again.

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Recently, at the Venice Film Festival, her slow-motion moment with co-star and friend Oscar Isaac went viral. The video, which featured Isaac and Chastain posing on the red carpet, became a display of their chemistry and love for each other and their fans couldn’t ask for more. However, this fame and attention is not new to Chastain. She became a popular actress early in her career.

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Jessica Chastain came into limelight in 2011

A California-born and Juilliard-trained actor, Chastain was one of those who ventured into acting long ago. Chastain is also a critically acclaimed theater actor. after appearing on television shows like Law & Order: Trial by JuryChastain turned to films.


He made his debut in Dan Ireland’s jolene in 2008. But 2011 was the year for him. She appeared in six films that year. Three of them movies: Jeff Nichols take shelter; tree of Life, in which she co-starred with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; And Servant gained international fame.

his role in Servant She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Two of his films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012: Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted And equitable. She was also included in Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012.

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The following year, Chastain received another Academy Award nomination for his role as a CIA analyst who assisted in the film’s search for Osama bin Laden. zero Dark Thirty. He won a Golden Globe Award for the same role.

In addition to starring in commercial successes such as interstellar And give this chapterChastain has also maintained a steady performance in plays such as one of the most violent years And molly’s game. Another feather in his cap is his production company Freckle Films, through which he also produced his new film Tammy Faye eyes.

Once again, a front runner for a possible Oscar nomination for his role as Tammy Faye, Chastain is now comfortable garnering attention with her films. But that is not always the case.

‘It Girl’ label worried Chastain

During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor opened up about his tryst with meditation earlier in his career, Hollywood Reporter wrote.

Recalling his appearance at the festival in 2011 with three films: Help, Tree of Life, And take shelter, Chastain noted how her life changed.

“It’s wonderful to look back on it now because I was so worried at the time. I was getting so much attention, so quickly. Immediately my life changed. There was no slow gradual entry for me,” Chastain said.

2011, which was a pivotal year for Chastain, also brought him into the limelight. Chastain detested that she was then labeled as “It Girl”.

“Every time someone said that I thought, ‘Oh no,’ because you’re so young. It’s your death sentence as an actress,” Chastain said.

Since then, however, things have changed.

Chastain to be honored with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Festival

Now as an actor and producer, Chastain is in ceremony for his most recent film Tammy Faye eyes, which Chastain spent a decade developing. As a female actor known for playing strong feminist roles throughout her career, Chastain has added another character to her list as famed televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

“He[Faye] Was never tried or convicted of any crime. her husband[Jim Bakker] But she was not,” Chastain said. “Throughout history in society, women have been blamed for their husbands’ crimes for some reason and were therefore labeled with him.”

Film, Tammy Faye eyes Will release on 17th September.

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