Jessica Chastain ditched her trademark fiery red locks and headed to the dark side in the horror movie, “Mama.” The film is produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Andy Muschietti. According to a Jan. 19 Indie Wire report, Chastain has been a fan of horror movies since she was a little girl. Jessica said she saw “Jaws” and “The Exorcist” at a very young age and has loved them ever since.
Chastain wears short dark hair and an elaborate octopus tentacle tattoo in the film. Jessica plays an immature rock musician who is suddenly responsible for raising her two young nieces after they are found living alone in the woods. In addition to caring for the girls, Chastain must also deal with the ghost of their “Mama” who isn’t ready to let go of her parenting duties.
Jessica said she loved playing the character who starts out selfish and unlikable and becomes a hero. “Mama” is in theatres now.
Jessica Chastain was one of the stars to sign the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks sculpture in support of teachers at the NBC Universal Golden Globes After Party Red Carpet on Sunday, January 13. Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition is an award program in which teachers vie for the chance to travel, explore and share culture firsthand. Through an essay submission, teachers discuss cultural destinations they have always wanted to visit and explain how they would share the learnings and experiences from a trip there with their students. Fifteen winners will receive a grant to experience a cultural excursion of a lifetime. To learn more about Teacher Treks or to apply, please visit HiltonHHonors.com/TeacherTreks.
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