Jessica Chastain is among a handful of talented young actresses whose names are being thrown around in connection with “Rodham”, a film about Hillary Clinton that focuses on her early days in politics, when she was working on the Nixon impeachment hearings. And although Chastain says she hasn’t read for the role, she admits an admiration for the former First Lady.
“She was foxy in the ’70s,” she said. “Have you seen the pictures where she showed her little midriff? I saw a picture of her in shorts. I love Hillary!”
So how did Chastain’s name get thrown into the mix along with Amanda Seyfried, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson?
“You know what happens?” Chastain said. “They just say these are the people we’re considering asking. It doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean any of us have read the script, any of us have heard of the project.”