Jessica Chastain would make a pretty good Bond villain, don’t you think?
The actress, who is currently starring in the box office smash The Martian, recently talked to W magazine about her past roles and her unconventional career path. It’s impossible to typecast Chastain, as she’s played so many different characters.
For instance, does Jessica Chastain want to be a Bond girl? Who wouldn’t want to be a Bond girl, right?
Well, for Chastain, there’s something much more intriguing in playing the villain, not the girl.
From the W profile:
In 2011, Chastain starred in seven films, and that glut of characters worked in her favor, showing her range as an actress and making her practically ubiquitous. “It did confuse people,” Chastain said. “I would hear, ‘Who is the real Jessica?’ a lot. I think of versatility as a good thing, but it does make it difficult for audiences to know you.” Inside the museum, we took a wrong turn, ending up in a sculpture gallery filled with muscular male nudes. “They rarely say that about men,” Chastain continued, staring at a Rodin. “They never worry about ‘knowing’ them. One of my goals is to play a villain in a Bond film. People ask me if I want to be a Bond girl, and I say, ‘No, I want to be the villain.’ I’m waiting for that call!”
Us too, Jessica.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 12, 2015
Jessica Chastain’s next big movie is Crimson Peak, the new fantasy from Guillermo del Toro. It hits theaters October 16th.