Ellen: Jessica Chastain Unrecognizable in New Films
Jessica Chastain was on Ellen for the first time and she was super excited to see Ellen even though Ellen touched her butt on accident when she hugged her. Apparently Ellen thought her dress exposed some skin around her waist so Ellen moved her hand down and landed on Chastain’s butt, although she said she had no idea.
After the awkward hello, Ellen said she loves how talented Chastain is and how she plays so many different roles where she is unrecognizable. Chastain said she is able to adopt to different roles because her success was not overnight as many people have suspected. She studied at Juilliard, did a lot of theater work and worked her way up from bottom.
Ellen: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
For her role in Zero Dark Thirty, Chastain plays Maya, a woman who really exists and is an undercover agent for the CIA. Just like in the movie, this woman fought for a long time to not be dismissed from what Chastain called the “boy’s club.” Higher ups dismissed this woman in real life just as the higher ups in the movie did with Chastain’s character.
Ellen showed a clip where Jessica Chastain’s character was yelling at one of her superiors telling him if he didn’t finally listen to her and let her go after Osama Bin Ladin and follow the lead she had, she was going to blackmail him.
Chastain said she liked playing the role because she was able to be such a cool, secret agent type but she liked the role the most because she felt like her character was a great representation of this generation of women. She said she had only played roles where her character was defined by her husband or another male, where Maya was only defined by her work.
Ellen: Jessica Chastain Rescued Three-Legged Dog
Chastain told Ellen she rescued a three-legged dog when it was only 7-months-old and now the dog has grown up to be about 4-years-old. It even looked just like Ellen’s dog Wolf.
Ellen: Jessica Chastain Vegan Pudding Recipe
Before she left the stage, Chastain told Ellen she made her vegan pudding since both of them are vegan. Chastain said she has been vegan for about six years while Ellen only has five years under belt. And Chastain is probably eating a little as well because her mother is a vegan chef.
And make sure to watch the video below to see how cool Ellen and Jessica Chastain look when they wear aviator glasses.
Jessica Chastain Vegan Pudding Ingredients:
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 5 cups water
- 2 cups soaked cashews, (soak on counter 4-6 hours, drain)
- 3/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 tbl vanilla extract
- 2 tsp almond extract
- pinch salt
Jessica Chastain Vegan Pudding Directions:
- Soak chia seeds in water for at least an hour making sure to stir often for the first 10 to 15 minutes so it doesn’t clump.
- In blender, mix remaining ingredients until very smooth, then stir into chia.