Jessica Chastain doesn’t think she has very “conventionally modern looks.” The thearter, film and television actress, known for roles The Help, The Tree of Life and Take Shelter may be one of the most sought stars in Hollywood however the thirty four year old admits it wasn’t always so easy to find work.
“There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘Maybe I should dye my hair blonde?’” Chastain, a redhead, said to InStyle (via Digital Spy) about early difficulty she faced in even getting auditions for roles. “Being a redhead and not having very conventionally modern looks, it was confusing for people and they didn’t know exactly where to put me.”
“Ralph showed me a rough cut of that about three and a half years ago, and I immediately [took notice of her],” Bigelow said. “That was the first thing I had seen of her and there was something so beautifully subtle and nuanced about that performance.”
According to Bigelow, she couldn’t imagine another actress playing the lead role in “Zero Dark Thirty.”
She will next be in the upcoming films, Zero Dark Thirty and Mama.