Jessica Chastain was worried about getting a blood clot when doing her make-up for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ since she spent so much in one position.
In the new film, the 44-year-old actress Jessica Chastain plays evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, who passed away in 2007, and her transition into the TV star took so long that she had to take precautions to safeguard her health since she had to spend too much time in one position.
When asked how long it took her to shift every day, she said,“It all depends on the era. When we’re in the 90s, it takes the longest.”
“When we did the first make-up test for that era, I was in the chair for six hours so I had to get compression stockings!
“I don’t want to get blood clots. I’m very aware that I have to keep the circulation going.”
Jessica Chastain says she listened to the recordings of the real Tammy to pass the time in the chair – and immersing herself in that manner had an adverse effect on her outside of work.
“I have a Tammy Faye playlist on my phone,” she said.
“I put in my earbuds and I listen to Tammy.
“I’m like a crazy person. My voice is starting to becoming like hers, even when I’m just talking about her.
“I listen to her all the time. I just love her.
“The playlist plays on loop for me.”
Jessica sings for the first time in one of her flicks, and she admits she was nervous at first.
“I do all the singing,” she said in the UK edition of OK! magazine.
“I tweeted on the first day of the recording session, ‘I’ve never had to do this before, but I’m literally drinking whiskey to get through the day.’
“It’s been a whole new experience for me. I sang a little bit at Julliard, but it’s been nothing like this.”
Jessica Michelle Chastain is a film producer and actress from the United States. She is well known for her parts in feminist films, and she has garnered several honors, including a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards. In 2012, Time magazine called her one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Chastain, who was born and reared in Sacramento, California, has always had a passion for acting. She made her professional theater debut as Shakespeare’s Juliet in 1998. She signed an agreement with television producer John Wells after studying acting at the Juilliard School. She appeared as a recurrent guest star on various television shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also appeared onstage in Anton Chekhov’s drama “Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salome” and “The Cherry Orchard” in 2006 and 2004, respectively.