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Jessica Chastain was intimidated to meet Helen Mirren

Jessica Chastain was intimidated to meet Helen Mirren

Jessica Chastain was intimidated to meet Helen Mirren

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.

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