7 things you didn’t know about Jessica Chastain, the killer of ‘Ava’

Jessica Chastain She is one of the most sought after actresses in all of Hollywood. Her success came rather late, but she was in time to gain a foothold in the industry that now idolizes her so much. Maids and Maids, Ava, Tammy Faye’s eyes… At 45 years old, he can boast of having won an Oscar precisely for this film, in addition to having received two nominations at the Oscar Awards y a Golden Globe for his role in The darkest night. It was Tom Cruise who helped her to participate in this tape, did you know? We tell you this and six other things you didn’t know about Jessica Chastain’s life.

1. The tragic death that marked his life: the suicide of his sister

“I never talk about this topic and I can’t believe I’m going to do it now. I know my publicist is going to say, ‘what are you doing?’ But I have to say it: my sister committed suicide“This is how Jessica Chastain confessed the tragic episode that marked her life forever. Juliet he died in 2003, when he was only 24 years old. For that reason, the actress seeks to raise awareness about the Depression and support those who suffer from it. To Write Love on Her Arms is one of the associations with which it works to help prevent suicides. “That changed me completely. A movie, an Oscar, a dress… Nothing is that important,” she acknowledged.

2. The Robin Williams scholarship that changed his life

“He was a great actor and a generous person. Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate from college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others like he supported me. He will be forever missed.” the words that Jessica Chastain shared through her social networks shortly after the death of Robin Williams. The actor offers a scholarship to a student every two years that covers all expenses and at that time he gave it to her. In this way he was able to access the prestigious University of Julliard.

“He paid for not only all my studies, but also my apartment, my books and my flight home to see my family for Christmas. He took care of all that,” he said. Chastain, in the form of thanks, I sent him letters to express how important it was for her to fulfill her dream, even though they never met in person.

4. Al Pacino, his best teacher

“The best acting teacher I’ve ever had”, that’s how he defined his relationship with Al Pacino. It was in 2006 when the filmmaker discovered her and wanted to have her for a play. Two years later she starred in her first film. Wild Salome It launched her acting career.

Al Pacino y Jessica Chastain GTRES GTRES

4. The favor Tom Cruise did for her

The actress was almost left without the role that gave her so much joy, the one she played in The darkest night. Well-known director Kathryn Bigelow called her to offer her character in the film, which focused on the search for Osama bin Laden. A job that for Jessica Chastain was very important. The problem was that she was already committed to another project, that of Obliviona film starring Tom Cruise. “Someone from my agency contacted her and said, ‘Listen, she wants to work with you. And she would love to, but there’s another movie and it’s very important,'” she recounted. The actor did not object to the exit and Chastain was able to make the film.

5. Refused to be in Iron Man 3

“I would love to do a superhero movie. A couple of times I’ve been very close. I would have loved to have played black widow“says. Jessica Chastain. So what was it that prevented her from being in Iron Man 3? The actress was considered for the role of the scientist Maya Hansen, since in the end it went to Rebecca Hall. “The problem is, if I’m going to make a superhero movie, I don’t want to be the bride. I don’t want to be the daughter. I want to wear a fucking cool suit with a scar on my face, with fight scenes. That’s what I would like,” she explained.

6. Women’s rights activist…

Jessica Chastain has always fought for women’s rights in the film industry. She was one of the actresses who promoted the movement #MeToo and is proud of everything that has been achieved so far. “What is happening with women and cinema was unthinkable 10 years ago. I think we are making enormous changes,” she declared a few weeks ago.

Jessica Chastain at a demonstration INSTAGRAM

7. …And animal rights: she’s vegan

Jessica Chastain es vegan for more than ten years. It all started by chance, when a friend offered her vegan food that she couldn’t eat for two weeks. Later the actress tells that she felt with much more energy than before That was what made her change his eating habits.