Jessica Chastain is Shocked When She’s Called a Sex Symbol

Posted by PZ on November 27th, 2012

‘The Help’ actress Jessica Chastain has admitted that she struggles with her sex symbol status. The rising actress is always a bit shocked when the title is suggested but she is still happy to accept it even if she doesn’t quite understand where it comes from and likes that those who broke her heart in the past might read about how often she is called a sex symbol these days:

”When someone tells me I’m a sex symbol I’m like, ‘What?’ But I’ll take what I can get. That’ll teach all those boys back in junior high [school]. In fact, I hope my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated for one month and who broke up with me at the Valentine’s Day dance – I hope that boy reads this!’ It’s a huge compliment when someone says you’re attractive, especially when I was such an awkward kid – I was very tomboyish, with very short red hair, running around with cowboy boots on.”

Jessica also candidly says that she isn’t after fame and isn’t the kind of actress to seek out media attention or do anything to get it – she wants to try and stay anonymous and at the moment is rarely asked for autographs or followed by fans when she’s out and about:

”I’m certainly not the sort of actress to fall out of a club at 2am with no knickers on … But I hardly ever get recognised. If I go outside and walk around for 10 minutes trust me, no one will run up begging for an autograph.”

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