Jessica Chastain is smiling big on the November 2014 cover of Glamour magazine. On the cover which was shot by Tom Munro, Jessica is wearing a STELLA MCCARTNEY RESORT 2015 printed maxi dress and a SAINT LAURENT BY HEIDI SLIMANE bangle.
In the issue, JChastain talks about becoming famous in her 30's, why she keeps her love life private, her fashion choices and more. Continue below to see Jessica's fashion spread and to read some excerpts from her interview. For more details on Jessica's feature, go to Glamour.com and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand on October 14th.
Altuzarra dress; Roost pendant necklaces, Miansai necklace.
On becoming famous in her 30's vs. at age 19:
"I would have been a disaster. If I was 19 and I had the attention that I'm getting now, I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19-year-olds for doing when they're famous, I would have done."
On overcoming bullying as a child:
"[As a child] I was told every day at school that I was ugly. And that no one wanted to be my friend. The most cruel things...If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that."
On why she keeps her love life private:
"I think it's important not to talk about it. In the future I will. If everything continues on a path, of course it'll be part of the conversation. But until it gets there, I don't want to put any unexpected pressure on something that is so personal and so precious. It's too delicate right now."
On playing strong female leads:
"When I play a female lead, like the role in Zero Dark Thirty, even if she's strong, I try to give her as many flaws as I can. I think to play a female hero without faults is actually doing a disservice to women. I think it's more interesting to see women on-screen with flaws. Then it's not this unreasonable expectation that society then would put on you: 'Well, a strong women can't be like this...'"
On her fashion choices:
"Especially for me, fashion is not just about, 'My butt looks good in this dress.' To me, fashion is like going to a museum. I see designers as artists. It's the same thing for me as painters. I love Sarah Burton's McQueen, wild designers like Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy. Armani's been doing some insane dresses [that are] like wearing a painting. Comme des Garcons' are sculptural."
Derek Lam trench
Marlow T-shirt, Derek Lam trousers, Genie by Eugenia Kim cap, Louis Vuitton necklace with V pendant, Roost necklace with round pendant, Michael Kors heels
Lanvin blouse and skirt; Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane hat, cuff