Best Quotes by Jessica Chastain

By | May 28, 2017

Green tea throughout the day is the healthiest thing I’ve discovered for me.

Jessica Chastain

What can I do to create a healthy work environment? Because we have all been groomed to the normalization of violence and the normalization of abuse. And we refuse to live in that society.

Jessica Chastain

I’m inspired by antiques. I look at things that have a wink to the past but are also reinterpreted in some way and made to feel modern… and maybe that’s what I am.

Jessica Chastain

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

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

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

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

My favourite smell is the smell of cut grass, and the sound of sprinklers going on.

Jessica Chastain

I can’t even open my eyes underwater.

Jessica Chastain

There I was at ‘The Tree of Life’ premiere, holding hands with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. That walk down the red carpet was a real rite of passage for me. Suddenly, journalists began asking, ‘Who’s this actress?’

Jessica Chastain

Only a woman can tell you what it’s like to be a woman in a society where men are in charge. When you have one demographic that controls the livelihood of minorities, then you’re always going to have abuses of power. So this goes way beyond Hollywood.

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

I think, in the past, being brave – being powerful, being strong – were qualities that people associated with being masculine. And I think… no, I don’t think – I know that now we’re realizing they can be feminine, too.

Jessica Chastain

I like characters and stories that challenge the status quo. Lately, I’m really interested in history because I find that in my public school education, I didn’t learn about women in history. I want to introduce the world to some great stories and incredible heroes.

Jessica Chastain

There is this immediate connection, this intimacy when you’re acting because there’s no room to be polite or shy. Also, as an actor I get to connect with women I’ve never met before.

Jessica Chastain

I don’t want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.

Jessica Chastain

In our society, women are valued for their sexual attraction. I’d like to get away from the sex symbol idea of what beauty is. Actually, that’s probably the farthest thing from beauty, because it’s makeup and hair, it’s pouty lips – it’s not real.

Jessica Chastain

What’s wrong with trying hard and showing up and being good at your job? We really need to look at ourselves and say we need to reevaluate this. We need to reevaluate that women who ask for a pay raise or ask for a promotion – it’s actually an okay thing. It’s okay to be ambitious; it’s okay to be over-prepared.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

I love fall because I love the whole cuddling aspect of it, and a sweater dress has that vibe of I’m going to hunker down and be warm, but it’s also very feminine.

Jessica Chastain

I think when you congratulate yourselves for diversity, that means nothing’s really changed.

Jessica Chastain

I’m used to working really hard to get a role. I was always auditioning and talking my way into roles.

Jessica Chastain

I don’t like the idea that fame could mean that people can no longer relate to me.

Jessica Chastain

I’m a true believer that you get out of something what you put into it.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

I just want to see more women in film and behind the camera. I’m tired of seeing movies from one perspective.

Jessica Chastain

I talked to congressmen who really hate having to go to the many fundraisers, but they see it as a necessary part of their job.

Jessica Chastain

I went to public school, and I didn’t do well in school. And it wasn’t until, actually, I got into school at Juilliard – it was the first time in my life that I thought, ‘Oh, maybe I’m not stupid,’ because I was so inspired and passionate about what I was learning, and it was the first time in my life I had felt that.

Jessica Chastain

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

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

The great thing about modern feminism is that women can define what it means to them: it can mean being ambitious, it can mean being emotional, it can mean being sensitive and compassionate and also a leader. It can mean all those things.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

When something happens, I always check myself and know it’s going to go away. So be prepared for it. This is a tough business for actors who are sensitive. If you try to hold on to things, you’ll go crazy.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

I have problems because I’m very expressive, and usually red lipstick gets on my teeth and face.

Jessica Chastain

I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.

Jessica Chastain

I’ve actually been given a great gift. When I walk into an audition with a director, I’m carrying no baggage. They haven’t seen me in anything, even though I’ve done nine films.

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 try not to fake anything.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life.

Jessica Chastain

We have a long way to go in the world in all industries. If I’m in the situation where I have equal experience to the other actor and my role is just as significant, there is no reason why I should be paid less. It’s not really part of my world anymore, because I just won’t accept it.

Jessica Chastain

I look at all the ingredients of a film and say, ‘Is this a positive thing that I’m putting into the world? Is there honor and respect in the way the story is being told about them? And would they approve of that?’

Jessica Chastain

There have been situations where I have lost movies because I’ve said, ‘This is not a fair deal,’ and I’ve walked away.

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

Jessica Chastain

Making films can be very lonely, and that’s the part I don’t like. I don’t want to feel like I’m pressing ‘pause’ on my personal life to make a movie. I want to feel like I’m still creating relationships and things are moving forward.

Jessica Chastain

I’m going to do anything I can to be there and support any organization that empowers and creates opportunities for women.

Jessica Chastain

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

Jessica Chastain

My goal is that a girl will watch ‘The Martian’ or ‘Interstellar’ and think, ‘I want to be an astronaut or a quantum physicist.’ It’s important to show powerful women who are good at their jobs because young girls need those examples.

Jessica Chastain

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