Jessica Chastain: “I have the best profession in the world – I have not worked a day in my life”
When you are in the minority, you have power. It does not matter which industry you work in: politics, the stock market or the film industry.
I have the best profession in the world – I have not worked a day in my life. Who knows, maybe that’s why I work so much?
I was the first in my family who graduated from college. I was horrified at the thought that my parents would give a lot of money every year to my education, and they could throw me out of there.
How would I define masculinity? It depends on the person. There are very emotional men and very ambitious – and both work in a bunch.
Sexism and homophobia are born from the fear of femininity. Some consider this a weakness. We must change this definition, make it clear that femininity is a sign of strength.
In the beginning of a career you are scared to death and are ready to act in films for nothing. Now, if someone wants to hire me, he should understand that you will not go far to thank you. There have been cases when I refused roles if the companies behaved like a pig.
I was very afraid to show up at NASA and start asking stupid questions, it’s such a stereotype: an actress from Hollywood appears and begins to ask stupid questions. “What kind of music do you listen to in space? And what are you doing there? “
When I saw Interstellar, I thought, “Oh, Annie and Matthew were so merry, “hanging out” in the air! How so? How could I have missed all this?
After four months of shooting the “Tree of Life”, when these kids returned to their real mother, I got hysterical. I seemed to be alone again.
Only I thought about how it would be cool to play an astronaut like a bang – and here it is, the opportunity – Ridley Scott called me!