Post awards season and that Alexander McQueen dress, it’s hard to think of a time before we were obsessed with Jessica Chastain. But let's not forget it was The Help that first brought the redhead into the limelight. Grazia Daily caught up with the starlet over afternoon tea at Claridges (how fancy!) to talk about Fifties fashion and to ask the age old question, do blondes really have more fun?
Since seeing photos from The Great Gatsby and Low Life, we’ve all become slightly fanatical about the Twenties but that doesn't mean we've had enough of ladylike Fifties fashion that we saw in The Help. ‘The late Fifties is probably my favourite time in fashion because I love the silhouette that it gave women,’ Jessica tells us. ‘You could actually see women's waists! I love the care that went into putting a look together and the structure of an outfit. It was like a ritual to get ready for a date and I love that.’ So do we!
For her role as Celia Foote in the film, the actress donned a blonde wig to get into character. ‘I’m fine with dying my hair, but a wig changes your hairline and it’s like putting a mask on so that when you look in the mirror, you immediately feel different,' she says. 'With the blonde wig, I felt this kind of air-iness. And I don’t mean that blondes are airheads but it’s just this lightness I had! I wore a short black wig for a role once and felt really strong and hard. It just changes you.’
We say, whatever hair colour, we can’t wait to see more from the gorgeous star. Click here to read about Ms Chastain’s red carpet rules and don't forget The Help is out on DVD now!