Jessica Chastain quotes

Born
March 24, 1977, Sacramento, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actress.

Jessica Chastain is an American actress.

I can’t even open my eyes underwater.
– Jessica Chastain

We need to understand that femininity is not weakness. And our society, for some reason, equates the two.
– Jessica Chastain

I try not to fake anything.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m such a geek.
– Jessica Chastain

The power of ‘no’ means you’re educating people in how to treat you.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m really inspired by stories I didn’t know about.
– Jessica Chastain

For me, I’m not in an industry where I’m starving.
– Jessica Chastain

If I’m in Italy, I’ll have an espresso, but I try not to get my energy from things like that.
– Jessica Chastain

I don’t want people to look at me.
– Jessica Chastain

If I get a role, it’s because I fought for it.
– Jessica Chastain

I do know that people treat me different with blonde hair than they do with red hair.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m very much a hippie from Northern California.
– Jessica Chastain

I struggled for so long to try to create a career.
– Jessica Chastain

Being a woman has always been a powerful thing, where history has sometimes dictated otherwise, but I believe that a woman can be compassionate, sensitive, soft, kind.
– Jessica Chastain

For the most part, I was surprised by the representation of female characters onscreen. I do hope that when we include more female storytellers, we will have more of the women that I recognize in my day to day life.
– Jessica Chastain

One of my favorite parts of being an actress is being a detective.
– Jessica Chastain

I just don’t think of myself as a movie star – I’m an actress.
– Jessica Chastain

Gian Luca and I have been together for such a long time, we’re in it for the long haul.
– Jessica Chastain

The reason we like acting is connecting to other people.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m the first person in my family to go to college.
– Jessica Chastain

I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, ‘No, you just have anxiety.’
– Jessica Chastain

Women can be powerful, graceful, and complex, with the ability to make any choice they desire.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m either thought of as ethereal or fiery. And maybe that’s the interesting thing about red hair: there’s that fiery Renaissance connotation and the ethereal.
– Jessica Chastain

Whatever anyone says, I think the opposite will happen.
– Jessica Chastain

I’ve spent my life being embarrassed.
– Jessica Chastain

When I get a script that has the opportunity to create discussion and inspire young girls, I don’t want to say no to that… I just want to contribute.
– Jessica Chastain

I grew up in a low-income family. I was raised by a single mother.
– Jessica Chastain

I was the first one in my family to go to college.
– Jessica Chastain

It takes me a long time to make a big purchase.
– Jessica Chastain

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I don’t think anyone knew what to do with me.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m a shadow whisperer: I hide in the shadows. And I tend to avoid places where I might get photographed and end up with my picture in the press.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women.
– Jessica Chastain

I don’t know if there will ever be a day that I’m not wearing heels. I’m a very big personality, and I don’t like to look up at other people.
– Jessica Chastain

I think that with any emotion – fear, love, nervousness – if the actor’s feeling it, then the audience feels it.
– Jessica Chastain

I take great responsibility in any character that I play.
– Jessica Chastain

You know, it’s recently come into focus for me why I want to be an actor: It’s because of the connection I feel to people.
– Jessica Chastain

I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid. I’m not allowing that in my life.
– Jessica Chastain