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Jessica Chastain Is Perfect As Merida From Brave In This Disney Photoshoot

Jessica Chastain as Merida from Brave for Disney photo shoot January 2014

I see you over there. You’re trying to end your day with something adorable. You don’t want to go home from work until your eyes have seen something glorious like, say…a famous actress in a photoshoot as a Disney character?

Well if that’s the case, I have just the thing for you. It’s Jessica Chastain as the amazingly-haired redhead Merida from Brave, and you’re gonna love it. She shot it with Annie Liebovitz for something called the Disney Dream Portrait, and now all I can think about is the rest of the Disney princesses that I want to see portrayed by other celebrities. Because look how amazing it is! Astride an enormous horse? With a bow and arrow? With sweeping verdant hills behind her and crazy hair extensions? I love it so much.

Jessica put the photo up on her own Facebook today, with the caption:

Annie Leibovitz took this photo of me as Merida from the film “Brave.” Out of all the Disney characters, she’s probably my favorite, as she takes her destiny in her own hands. That’s a modern princess.
What are your favorite Disney cartoons? xxjes

I think personally mine is Pocahontas, because I was so obsessed with the way single strands of her hair blew across her face in the wind. I was always trying to do that myself in middle school, but it invariably frizzed up or got tangled in my braces and just generally looked like a mess. But that never happens to famous people, so I can’t wait to see how they pull it off. Hopefully as amazingly as they did for Jessica / Merida.

The photo will appear in O Magazine, and it sounds like hang in one or more of the Disney parks, as well.

(Photo: Annie Liebovitz via Facebook)

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