Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain quotes

Quotes by and about Jessica Chastain

(Continued from her main entry on the site.)

Chastain: "I believe in signs that come to you. If you leave yourself open to things that are in your life, you can find an incredible path."

Chastain: "For me, fashion is incredibly emotional. I go to shows in Paris and try not to cry. Fashion is an expression of, 'This is how I am feeling today.' I am at this beautiful time in my life where, for Cannes, I told my stylist Elizabeth Stewart, 'I want to wear sunshine,' and Zac Posen made me a dress that looks just like sunshine."

Chastain: "For me, [gender] really isn't the qualifier in the way someone directs - but I just know that when you have a set with predominantly one gender, whether it be all men or all women, it's not going to be a healthy place. ... I imagine it's the same thing in the workforce or other environments: when you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view. The energy is great, you all are working together as a community, and everyone is participating in the exchange of ideas. You don't feel a hierarchy; you don't have anyone feeling like they are being left out or bullied or humiliated."

Chastain [to Michael Shannon:] "It's recently come into focus for me why I want to be an actor: It's because of the connection I feel to people. I met you, a total stranger, and the next day we're husband and wife in this very serious scene in 'Take Shelter.' There is this immediate connection, this intimacy when you're acting because there's no room to be polite or shy. Also, as an actor I get to connect with [people] I've never met before."

Josephine Tovey: "In person, she is ... engagingly sincere. ... She greets me with a clear voice and warm smile, approaching each question with thoughtful sincerity."

Lisa Twang: "Chastain is the sweetest actress ever."