Jessica Chastain Covers Marie Claire, Talks Being A Movie Star and Meeting Men

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Jessica Chastain works her natural beauty on the cover of Marie Claire’s December issue.

Rich strawberry-blonde strands cascading down her back, her creamy porcelain complexion showing a slightly sun-kissed glow, glossy nude lips and her cool green stare, Chastain is a class act if we've ever seen one.

The 35-year-old actress, who quickly shot to stardom after The Help, said about studying at Julliard, “I never wanted to be a movie star. I wanted to be an actor. I don’t really drink, and I’ve never been to a rave. I used to cut school to read Shakespeare, not to make out in the park.”

Of her fast success, Chastain told the magazine, “I used to have a lot of anxiety about how I was going to stay afloat, because as soon as I graduated, I never asked my parents for money. I always supported myself through acting and would make money last a long time. I understand the value of money, and I’m not an impulsive buyer. I bought a new laptop three years ago, and before I bought it, I spent a month thinking about buying it. So my lifestyle hasn’t changed, except my anxiety about paying the rent is gone.”

The gorgeous actress still gets nervous about meeting men. “I’m very shy when it comes to guys.” Chastain told Marie Claire, one of her friends said to her, ‘Now that you’re successful, you have to be more overt with men, you have to make it very clear that you’re interested, otherwise they won’t [approach you].’ Jessica says, “I like to be wooed, but I’ve had to be more outwardly available, I guess.”

Head to to read more and pick up a copy of the mag, which hits newsstands Tuesday, November 20th.