One of the sweetest quotes that actress Jessica Chastain has given in interviews is about how she had the bad luck to shoot a bunch of movies several years ago that, as of May 2011, hadn’t been released:
“It’s insane. I did some of these movies four years ago. My poor mother, I tell her I’m doing a movie with Al Pacino, I’m in a movie with Brad Pitt, she tells all her friends and years go by and the movie doesn’t come out, and now she’s like, ‘erm… I don’t know what you’re doing in LA but you’re not doing movies!’”
Jessica’s mother can rest easy with the knowledge that her daughter isn’t a compulsive liar: Once her highly-publicized film The Tree of Life premiered at Cannes, all of her other projects started tumbling out into the mainstream, one on top of the other.
No matter where you turn, there’s different Jessicas on movie poster or in trailers: Secret Spy/Younger Helen Mirren Jessica, Bigoted Southern Lady Jessica, Detective Jessica, and more.