Jessica Chastain is slowly, but surely becoming a household name in the movie industry. She’s been in more than 20 movies, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Zero Dark Thirty and in The Help. Jessica broke into the scene with the title role in Jolene, a movie inspired by Dolly Parton’s song. Her filmography also includes Take Shelter and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Jessica also starred in The Heiress on Broadway, alongside Dan Stevens. She’s got rave reviews for her role in the play and we hope to see her back on the stage soon. Here are 5 reasons why we love Jessica Chastain.
1. Jessica Chastain’s Red Carpet Style
Jessica exudes style and we love that about her. Aside from being a great actress, she also has impeccable taste in clothes and that shows best on the red carpet. Her favorite type of dresses are the long ones that have a little sparkle on them, such as the Armani Privé that she wore to this year’s Academy Awards. The lovely actress never crosses the line, never reveals too much and never becomes Jessica Rabbit.
2. Jessica Chastain is a Vegan
Yes, Jessica Chastain cares so much about animals that she became a vegan. She’s been a vegan for 6 years and a vegetarian for 15.
She said that:
I don’t want to torture anything. It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world….While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.
Her devotion to veganism brought her the title of 2012’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity, along with Woody Harrelson.
3. Jessica Chastain’s Perfect Hair Color
Some have called it marigold red, rose gold red or simply copper, but one thing’s for sure: her signature red hair turns heads and enchants both men and women. If you’re looking to emulate this wonderful color, we suggest you don’t try it at home. This color may be quite popular at this moment, but it doesn’t suit everybody.
4. Jessica Chastain’s Lovely Dog
Just look at that amazing pooch! The beautiful Jessica brought her lovely dog, Chaplin, on the New York City set of her new film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. The dog is a rescue and has three legs. What does this tell us about Jessica? That she has a heart of gold and loves animals. Jessica is not married, but she does have a boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo, an Italian-born executive who works for French fashion house Moncler. As far as dating famous people, Jessica has also had a relationship with British heart throb, Tom Hiddleston.
5. Jessica Chastian’s Body
We hope we don’t upset anybody when we say that Jessica Chastain has a rocking body. We don’t know the 37-year-old’s exact measurements, but we do know her height, she’s 5′ 4″ (1.63 m) tall and apparently weighs 123.5 pounds (56 kg). The actress got even more voluptuous, because her role in The Help required her to do so. How did she gain 15 pounds? She said that:
I had to be soft and curvy, so I ate a lot of soy. Soy helps you become curvy because it has estrogen in it. So what I would do — and this is really gross — is buy cartons of soy ice cream, microwave it and drink it. It was disgusting, [but] wait [until] you see my boobs in the movie.
But did she like gaining all the weight? Definitely not, as she called the whole process a form of torture.
We love that she’s not afraid to appear in the nude in her movies. The red-haired actress has appeared naked/topless in two movies: Lawless and in Jolene, where she also had a hot sex scene.
If you’re still hungry for pics, photos and info about Jessica Chastain, you can read her bio on wiki and IMDB, find a photo gallery on a Jessica Chastain fansite (there’s one around every corner)/Tumblr and gawk all you want. You can get in touch with the gorgeous actress through her Twitter.