Jessica Chastain Talks ZERO DARK THIRTY, Deleted Scenes, Getting the Role, Changes on Set, and More

     January 9, 2013

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Opening in wide release this weekend is one of the best films of 2012: director Kathryn Bigelow’s drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty.  Loaded with amazing performances, an incredible script by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), and perfect direction, Zero Dark Thirty is sure to be nominated for a number of Oscars tomorrow morning.  In the film, Jessica Chastain plays a CIA operative spearheading the manhunt, and she stars alongside Kyle Chandler, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong, Scott Adkins, Joel Edgerton, and James Gandolfini.  For more on the film, read Matt’s review.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak with Jessica Chastain.  We talked about how she got involved in the project, her reaction to seeing the film, deleted scenes, the way things changed on set, and more.  Hit the jump for what she had to say.

Jessica Chastain:

  • Talks about how I was one of her very first interviews.  We talked at Sundance two years ago before any of her movies had come out for around 30 minutes.  Click here to check it out.
  • How did she get cast in Zero Dark Thirty
  • What was her reaction to seeing the film for the first time
  • Deleted scenes talk
  • How did things change on set when filming

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