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Jessica Chastain 'shocked' after seeing Embarrassing Bodies on TV

Published 25/09/2015 | 15:20

Jessica Chastain during filming of the Graham Norton Show
Jessica Chastain during filming of the Graham Norton Show

American actress Jessica Chastain was left shocked after she stumbled upon an episode of Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies.

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"I watched one episode that was about penises and there were close-ups of ones with problems," she explained.

"I was absolutely shocked. I couldn't believe these people actually decided to go on the show and there were things I couldn't even have imagined."

Chastain joined Matt Damon on The Graham Norton Show to talk about their latest movie, Ridley Scott's The Martian.

Based on the book by Andy Weir, it seems Damon playing astronaut Mark Watney who is presumed dead after his crew are forced to leave him on Mars.

Despite being a huge star, Chastain said a lot of her movies took forever to be released.

"For a long time I was making movies that then weren't coming out for some odd reason, which is why in 2011 I had seven movies come out at once. They just kept getting delayed," she told Graham Norton.

She added: "My mom would show off to her friends that her daughter was working with Al Pacino or playing Brad Pitt's wife in a movie and then years would go by. All her friends thought she was making it up and I was doing some terrible things in LA."

Damon is currently shooting the new Bourne Identity movie, and said age has taken its toll.

"Now I am 45 it is much, much harder," he said. "I was 30 when I made the first film and this is a whole different thing. The fight scenes are more like dancing and I am the weakest dance partner."

He also revealed that he and fellow actor and Oscar winner Ben Affleck are still very good friends.

"We still talk about everything. This is a tough racket and its tough to succeed in it, so you want success for your friends too," he said.

He also recalled a funny incident in London while walking in a park with his wife.

"We were alone in the park when a young Spanish couple came along, saw me, had an exchange and then pulled out a camera. I said to my wife, 'Here we go.' It was only after I put my arm around the woman to pose for a picture and the husband gave me an odd look that I realised they had no idea who I was and just wanted a photographer to take their picture," he said.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on 25th September at 10.35pm

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