Jessica Chastain, a renowned name in the leagues of action girls from Hollywood, expressed her desire to enact an antagonist in the 007 franchise. Well, that may slightly be a different wish from an action heroine, especially while others run for the scope to act as a Bond girl.
The 38-year-old actress stunned her fans with her unquestionable performances in “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Interstellar” and “The Martian”. While doing the cover shoot for W Magazine, the diva revealed that one of her career aspirations is to play a villain in a Bond film.
Although Chastain has played the roles of a CIA agent and a commander of a manned mission to Mars, the actress said a nefarious character in a Bond movie remains her long-term wish. There have been various female Bond antagonists in the past – Maud Adams as “Octopussy”, Sophie Marceau as Elektra King, and Grace Jones as May Day. Sophie Marceau played Elektra in 1999’s “The World Is Not Enough”, making the last time there was a female villain over a decade and a half ago. Agent Bond has yet to face-off against a female villain.
Well, the stylish lady is recently coming up with her latest release “Crimson Peak”, a directorial venture by Guillermo del Toro that utters a narration of an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Notably, the actress continued a conversation against the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood on the red carpet at the New York premiere of “Crimson Peak”. She uttered the same protest a day after Jennifer Lawrence published a pointed essay taking on inequality and sexism in the entertainment industry.
Chastain’s “The Martian” is playing in cinemas, while the Bond film “Spectre” will open in the UK on October 26.
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