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Sunday 21 January 2018

Chastain: Clinton rumours not true

Jessica Chastain says rumours about her taking on the role of Hillary Clinton are wide of the mark
Jessica Chastain says rumours about her taking on the role of Hillary Clinton are wide of the mark

Jessica Chastain has denied rumours that she is to play Hillary Clinton in a forthcoming biopic.

The Oscar-nominated actress had been tipped to portray the former First Lady in Rodham, but said the reports are all inaccurate, according to E! News.

"No, that's actually not true. I found out about the project online, but, yeah, there's a lot of stuff out there," she said.

The 36-year-old clarified: "They just say these are the people we're considering asking. It doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean any of us have read the script, (or) any of us have heard of the project."

A number of actresses including Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon are being named as potential candidates to play the politician in James Ponsoldt's film, which focuses on Hillary's days working on the Richard Nixon impeachment hearings in the 70s.

Jessica, who was a presenter at the Sound Of Change fund-raising concert in London, revealed she is a fan of the former secretary of state.

"She was foxy in the 70s. Have you seen the pictures where she showed her little midriff? I saw a picture of her in shorts. I love Hillary!" she said.

The actress - who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty - has wrapped Liv Ullman's Miss Julie. She is set to star in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.

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