Monday, October 6, 2014

Jessica Chastain for Interview Magazine October 2014

Photographed by Craig McDean 

On her new movie 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' in which she stars alongside James McAvoy: “I actually had difficulty keeping a straight face [on set] especially because James McAvoy is super, super funny, and he improvises a lot. There’s a lot of me breaking, but doing it in character that actually made it into the film.”

On her emotionally intense roles: “With any kind of acting, you’re basically living the emotion that you’re going to work in every day, so sometimes I’m like, ‘I am so tired of crying, how great would it be to experience joy and laughter every day?’”

On herself: "I thrive on fear. Fear actually propels me forward. I am an emotional person. I'm an awkward girl. I get a little shy, and I get nervous a lot. But every time I think I can't do something, I actually want to do it. I'm very in touch with my emotions, but I'm not a crybaby. I'm not a weak person. I try to connect with people. And so if someone around me is suffering, I'm going to feel it. I'm going to take it in and have compassion for them. Yes, maybe I will cry along with them, but not out of weakness. It's out of empathy."

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