A Look at Lawless' Jessica Chastain and Her Rise in Hollywood
08.28.12 by Ryan
If there's a busier actress in Hollywood than Jessica Chastain, we haven't figured out who she is yet. In 2011 alone the actress appeared in seven movies, including the spy thriller The Debt, the Shakespearean adaptation Coriolanus and the dramas The Tree of Life and The Help, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. This year has been slightly less prolific, with Chastain contributing a voice to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as well as appearing in December's Zero Dark Thirty. Starting this Friday, audiences can also see her in Lawless, playing the love interest to Tom Hardy's bootlegging protagonist in the period crime drama.
While Chastain isn't quite an A-list star to some, it's hard to believe how quickly the actress' star has risen since making her cinematic debut in 2008's Jolene. Hollywood Dailies tracks her blossoming career in the clip above.
While her busy schedule forced her to turned down a role in the upcoming sequel Iron Man 3, Chastain is already filling 2013 with several movies, including the Canadian horror movie Mama and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opposite James McAvoy.
Until then, however, there are only two more Chastain movies left for this year. Check out the trailer for Lawless below.