Monday 21 September 2020

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Michelle Chastain, the American actress and producer was born on 24th March, 1977, at California, U.S. She is the daughter of Jerri Renee Hastey and Michael Monasterio, the rock musician. 

She dreamed of becoming an actor from the age of seven and used to put amateur shows with other children. Her professional stage debut was as Shakespeare’s Juliet, and film debut was in the drama Jolene (2008).

Later, Chastain did notable roles in movies including The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, The Martian, and It Chapter Two. She is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and two Academy Award Nominations. 

Jessica Chastain Religion

Regarding her personal religious beliefs, Chastain has not stated anything much. In an interview after the release of The Zookeeper’s Wife, she said that she is an honorary, when asked about the influence of Jewish religion on her. She also said that she is not a religious person and don’t understands much about it. 

Chastain during the interview also said that she felt as a part of something, which is bigger that her, during the filming of the movie. 

Jessica Chastain Political Views

Once in an interview, when asked about her political aspirations, Chastain said no. Her opinion was that no actor or reality television star should work for any political parties in particular. 

In contrary to her statements, Chastain has confirmed her favourite political party. She gave public support to Hilary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential elections. She has also talked opposing President Donald Trump. It is safe to assume that Chastain has an interest of left side in politics. 

She works for empowerment of women actively. She helped bring about Time’s Up, which is an initiative against sexual harassment of women in workplaces. She has also raised her voice for equal pay for men and women in all fields. She owns a production company named as Freckle Films, which aims to develop more roles for women and minorities in Hollywood productions. 

Who is she dating?

Chastain was in a long-term relationship with the writer-director Ned Benson in 2000. But they broke up in the year 2010. Later in 2012, she began dating the Italian count Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo of the Passi de Preposulo noble family. He is an executive for the fashion brand Moncler. They married on June 2017, and have a daughter. 

Jessica Chastain Hobbies

She describes herself as a really shy person. She has said that she enjoys domestic routines, which includes dog-walking and playing ukulele. She prefers activities like these rather than partying. She said that she likes to be an actress who can manage both family and career together. 

She also likes dancing, music, and also, she has adopted a rescue dog, and likes to spend time with him. 

Interesting Facts

    • She got a scholarship funded by actor Robin Williams, while studying at the Juilliard School in New York City. 

    • She was listed in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. 

    • She is a vegan. 

    • Chastain has adopted a rescue dog.