Chastain: Mirren is a goddess!
Published 30/09/2011 | 16:57
Jessica Chastain has revealed she was "a little intimidated" meeting her The Debt co-star Dame Helen Mirren.
The actress plays the younger version of Oscar-nominated Dame Helen's character in the spy film, about a Mossad agent's attempt to capture a Nazi.
Jessica told the Daily Mirror: "I thought, 'How on earth am I going to share a role with Helen Mirren, this goddess?'
"She's a Dame and like, amazing. I was a little intimidated hanging out with her. There were moments when I was telling myself, 'OK, speak up. Don't be too shy'.
"But she has a wonderful air about her."
Jessica also admitted she struggled with the fight scenes in the movie.
"Before this film, I hadn't done any action movies, although I did dance training when I was younger and fight scenes are like dance scenes.
"I actually feel bad saying this, but I really did hit my co-star Jesper Christensen. And I think it's still in the film."
:: The Debt is out now.