Jessica Chastain discusses Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life
This has been a big year for Jessica Chastain. Most of us hadn’t heard of her when Terrence Malick picked the lithe, red-haired beauty to play the role of Brad Pitt’s wife in The Tree of Life, a stunningly beautiful and ambitious film that, in the current edit, falls somewhere short of greatness.
But Chastain also has gotten lots of notice for her roles in The Debt, Take Shelter and, especially, The Help in which she plays an up-from-white-trash housewife who is far more than comic relief in the period racial drama.
Suddenly it seems Chastain is everywhere (and she’s in more movies on the way).
In this video, she talks about what it was like auditioning for the Malick, the media-shy cinematic visionary who liked Chastain enough to also cast her in his next movie.
The Tree of Life will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray Oct. 11.