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Chastain: I don’t date actors!

Jessica Chastain has revealed she prefers not to have romantic relationships with other actors.

The 37-year-old Interstellar star has been in a relationship with Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo since 2012. And she’s spoken out about why she prefers being with men who have careers outside of her profession.

“Acting is all about being open to another person, and to date an actor, it just confuses it, because how do you even know if it’s real?” she said in an interview with American magazine InStyle.

Jessica has quickly risen to fame following her roles in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. And she wants people to remember her for her on-screen skills, as opposed to her love life.

“I made sure when I started that I was known for my work, not for whom I was dating,” she added in the same interview.

And her talent certainly has seen her scale the ranks in the acting world. Her breakthrough took place in 2011, when she starred in The Tree of Life opposite Brad Pitt. The casting of Angelina Jolie’s husband was apparently quite the thrill to her.

“I knew the second Brad signed on it was a game changer for my career,” she explained. “Then I was just scared I was going to get fired. It wasn’t until after a week of shooting that I started to relax.”

But everything went to plan, and Jessica can currently be seen in science fiction movie Interstellar. The Christopher Nolan directed film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin and Ellen Burstyn.

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