Oscar-winning actress Jessica Chastain lit up the red carpet for George & Tammy this week with a daring green dress.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix actress Jessica Chastain just hit the red carpet for the premiere of her new Showtime limited event series, George & Tammy, proving once again that she is stunning on and off the screen, even at the age of 45. Sporting a lime-green dress with a plunging neckline and thin halter straps supporting a draped cowl top, Chastain stuck a classically beautiful pose in the video she posted to her Instagram account, a look she usually takes for public appearances. The Zero Dark Thirty actress appears in the series opposite Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), playing Tammy Wynette to his George Jones.
The series was originally meant to be a feature film for the acting duo, but it morphed into a series to properly tell the life story of the country music legends. Walton Goggins and Katy Mixon also star in the series opposite Chastain and Michael Shannon, which premieres on December 4 on the premium network.
Jessica Chastain finally won an Oscar earlier this year for her fantastic performance as Tammy Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. It was a well-deserved honor that came after being nominated twice before, for Best Supporting Actress in The Help in 2011 and for Best Actress in Zero Dark Thirty in 2012.
Her fashion choices are as beautiful and as bold as her acting, and she doesn’t shy away from either. In fact, she said in an interview that she has no problem with appearing nude in a film, so long that it is handled correctly and it is the actor’s decision. “I have no issues with nudity, especially in a lot of European cinema that I adore, but I find that in American cinema, the idea of nudity has always bothered me,” she admits, although she has appeared nude in several films.
She has three upcoming films on her slate: Memory, a highly secretive film starring Peter Sarsgaard that is currently in post production; Mother’s Instinct, a thriller with Anne Hathaway opening next year; and The Division, a sci-fi action film based on the popular video game.
Despite having a full schedule ahead of her, Jessica Chastain still has a dream role in mind she would like to tackle: Bond villain. In a recent interview, she said that she would love to join the James Bond franchise at some point, preferably as a villain. She did admit, however, that it would be the “pinnacle of success to play a Bond girl” rather than the antagonist.
The Sacramento, California native attended the prestigious Juliard School in New York City, where she attended on a scholarship funded by Robin Williams. Her first on-screen role was a small role on ER in 2004, and she followed that with more small roles in a number of television series. Her first feature film, Jolene, got her plenty of attention, but her role in the Brad Pitt film The Tree of Life made her a star.
Her role in The Help earned her her first Oscar nomination and placed her solidly on the A-list. She followed that up with more hits, including Interstellar, A Most Violent Year, The Martian, Molly’s Game, It Chapter Two, and the action film The 355, alongside Penélope Cruz.
She mostly recently appeared in the Netflix series The Good Nurse, which premiered last month on the streaming service.