Feb. 1, 2013
Jessica Chastain discusses her Oscar-nominated role in “Zero Dark Thirty” with the L.A. Times’ Glenn Whipp. Read more about Chastain’s career here.
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Director Kathryn Bigelow wanted Chastain for the role but was told she was unavailable. So what changed?
Chastain -- who says "I don't really cuss in real life" -- talks about why a particular line in the film hit such a nerve with audiences.
Like her director, Kathryn Bigelow, Chastain notes that the CIA character she plays does not dwell on the glass ceiling for women in fields dominated by men.
Video: Jeff Amlotte and Jason H. Neubert. Photography: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times. Production: Lily Mihalik.