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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Jessica Chastain: I was scared of spirits

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain used to wake up fearing there was something under her bed.

The actress is no stranger to supernatural experiences, having starred in horror flick Mama.

Whereas the film is purely fiction, Jessica was once a firm believer in spooky spirits.

"When I was a child I thought there was a ghost in my room," she laughed to British magazine Star.

"It was the most bizarre thing."

The redhead even found herself waking up when she let her imagination run too wild.

Her biggest fear was monsters lurking in the shadows.

"I had bad nightmares as a child," she admitted.

"I remember waking up in the middle of the night and being so scared there was something under my bed."

Nowadays the 36-year-old star is a little more relaxed.

The Help star revealed what she likes to do when she needs to let off some steam.

"I play the ukulele! I'm not a big drinker... My grandmother is more of a party animal than I am!" she joked.

The actress has starred in hard-hitting movies such as The Debt and Zero Dark Thirty.

Despite the intense subject matters, Jessica doesn't take herself too seriously.

"We're not curing cancer, we're telling stories," she said.

"I think we should be grateful we get to do this line of work."

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