Monday 19 March 2018

Chastain: I feel secure at Cannes

Jessica Chastain feels at ease on the red carpet in Cannes
Jessica Chastain feels at ease on the red carpet in Cannes

Jessica Chastain has admitted she feels a lot less nervous attending the Cannes Film Festival than she did the first time.

The Oscar-nominated actress rose to fame starring in Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or-winning Tree of Life three years ago, and is back this year with new film The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.

Jessica revealed: "I was scared a lot. Someone said to me, 'You've changed so much. You seemed less worried.'

"Which makes sense because I was always nervous, I always had my stomach going. What a big festival this is and the most incredible filmmakers and artists and writers and actors here.

"I didn't know how I fit in, so it was very daunting. I guess I just feel more secure. It's nice to be tired from working instead of tired from worrying."

She added: "What I'm having trouble understanding is that was only three years ago. It feels like it was years and years and years ago.

"I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe it's because I feel like I've had so much experience the last three years. But I love coming to Cannes because that premiere for Tree Of Life was my debut to the world as an actress. It changed my life for the better. It was one of the great, great moments of my life."

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