Jessica Chastain opens up in Glamour's November issue
Jessica Chastain is Glamour's November cover star, talking about life, love, and being a 'late bloomer' in Hollywood. She became famous at 31, transitioning from a stage actress to a screen actress, and she says she's actually really grateful that it happened later in her life.
If she'd been famous in her teens instead of her 30's, she says "I would have been a disaster. If I was 19 and I had the attention that I'm getting now, I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19-year-olds for doing when they're famous, I would have done."
She's a voice in Hollywood for her fellow women actors, hoping and encouraging everyone to celebrate and write for them -- all of them.
"I'm really, really supportive of women in Hollywood. I love Meryl Streep. She's such an incredible actress. But I feel like she's the only one in her age group who gets those parts. I'd like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn't Viola Davis a lead in a film? She's one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I'm not saying, 'We don't want movies about men.' I'm just saying, 'Come on, all the men I know love women. So let's also have some stories about these women. Let's write something for them, guys -- and let's make room for women writers too.'"
Come on, all the men I know love women. So let's also have some stories about these women. Let's write something for them, guys -- and let's make room for women writers too.
When it comes to fashion, Chastain sees it as another form of art that she can appreciate. "To me, fashion is like going to a museum. I see designers as artists. It's the same thing for me as painters. I love Sarah Burton's McQueen, wild designers like Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy. Armani's been doing some insane dresses [that are] like wearing a painting. Comme des Garçons' are sculptural."
Click through the gallery above to see more photos of Jessica for Glamour, and see the full photo shoot here.
Glamour November hits newsstands nationwide on October 14.
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