Jessica Chastain Talks MAMA; Says She'd Love To Play A BOND Villain

Jessica Chastain Talks MAMA; Says She'd Love To Play A BOND Villain

The Oscar nominated actress reveals her love for horror movies while chatting to The Playlist about her role in the upcoming Guillermo del Toro produced flick, Mama. She also reveals that she'd like to "get her hands dirty" playing a James Bond villain..

Despite having to pass on a role in Iron Man 3, Jessica Chastain has said that she would still be open to appearing in comic book movies in the future. Well it seems there is another very specific part she has her eye on: The (potentially) iconic role of the villain in a James Bond movie. "Enough of the graceful characters," she told The Playlist. "I want to get my hands dirty." There have been female Bond villains in the past (probably most notably Famke Jannsen as Xenia Onatopp) but they've never been the main antagonist. I think Chastain would make for a great chief baddie for Daniel Craig's 007. The actress, who we will see next being terrified by something very nasty in Mama, also revealed that she is a big fan of horror films, listing The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, The Others and Jaws as her favorite movies. "You think about Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Mia Farrow, Jamie Lee Curtis," said Chastain. "So many women I really respect have done these great characters in horror films. And I'm excited. I hope to do even more! I love it so much."

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Filed Under "Horror" 1/21/2013 Source: The Playlist
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AC1 - 1/21/2013, 7:38 AM
She'd be like the anti-Bond!
shamo - 1/21/2013, 7:46 AM
love her.
webheaded - 1/21/2013, 7:49 AM
She was soooooo good in 'Zero Dark Thirty'.
datNAMEtho - 1/21/2013, 8:13 AM
OMG YES!!!!!!!!! She's absolutely FAN-TAS-TIC!!!!!!

Can't wait to see her kick ass in a future Bond film as the main-villain! We need more femme fatales there!
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/21/2013, 8:17 AM
Honestly I don't get the hype around her. ZDT was okay. Mama looks meh.
RorMachine - 1/21/2013, 8:20 AM
She was hyped well before ZD30, and deservedly so imo. Check out Tree Of Life, Take Shelter and Lawless.
sameoldthing - 1/21/2013, 8:21 AM
She's real talented but needs to keep her red hair...looks so hot that way.
RPD - 1/21/2013, 8:28 AM
Tree of Life was awful...
CCB1984 - 1/21/2013, 8:28 AM
^ not mention THE DEBT, CORIOLANUS (alongside Ralph Fiennes aka M) and her Oscar nomination for THE HELP..
RPD - 1/21/2013, 8:43 AM
I liked The Debt okay and haven't seen the other two...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/21/2013, 8:44 AM
still meh by those films, Lawless was the best one out of the bunch.
thewonderer - 1/21/2013, 8:58 AM
Such a beautiful and classy actress...

Currently my caleb crush.
JatevinM - 1/21/2013, 9:11 AM
I love her as an actress so I will watch her in anything. I'd love to see her in a Marvel movie sometime soon and I'd definitely like to see her as a Bond Villaness.
shamo - 1/21/2013, 9:24 AM
@ Splenda: c'mon man.. thats just disrecptful. surely she can do alot better then Iris West.
Optimus83 - 1/21/2013, 9:27 AM
this woman is perfect for Bond Girl Villian. ...

and Poison Ivy in Batman: Arkham Asylum movie
Facade - 1/21/2013, 9:44 AM
Don't you have to be hot to be a Bond girl?
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/21/2013, 10:08 AM
@facade: Not to be a villain. But she's much better looking than Rosa Klebb.
shamo - 1/21/2013, 10:12 AM
@ Facade

Godly (Jessica) > Hot (most Bond Girls)
dadarkknight - 1/21/2013, 10:25 AM
She would make a good Mera
satanors - 1/21/2013, 10:25 AM
DrDoom - 1/21/2013, 10:48 AM
I have an idea for who she should play....

BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/21/2013, 11:46 AM
Am I the only to find it odd that producers are getting more attention for the movies they produce now then the directors? I love Del Toro but come on! Same thing with Man Of Steel whys Nolan getting more attention then Snyder? Or anything Tarantino produces or presents its like everyone ignores the director now!
shamo - 1/21/2013, 12:11 PM
productions an underrated role. at the end of the day, without the producers the movie wouldn't exist. and without GDT's name attached to this movie, this site probabbly wouldn't even have articles about it.

but on the whole, i do agree with u. except for with Nolan, because he does have a story credit on Man of Steel.

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