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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Jessica Chastain: I love free clothes

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain with her award for Next Future Icon, at the 2012 Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel

Jessica Chastain says receiving free clothes is "fantastic".

The actress has been a regular at red carpet events in recent years, thanks to her appearance in movies including The Tree of Life, The Help and Zero Dark Thirty.

Jessica has previously admitted that she doesn't always have time to hit the shops to find the perfect outfit, so is always thrilled when her favourite designers send her items to wear.

"I'm not going to lie - being given free clothes is fantastic," she smiled during an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph.

Jessica is the frontrunner to win the best actress Oscar at the glitzy ceremony next month. Fashion fans are eagerly waiting to see what the 35-year-old will wear for the event, and the redhead has recalled feeling overwhelmed during a gown fitting before the 2012 Academy Awards.

"Last year I got really emotional with [royal wedding dress designer] Sarah Burton at my Oscar dress fitting," she smiled. "I never used to imagine my wedding dress as a little girl, but I'd always imagined my Oscar dress."

Although Jessica has carved out a successful career in Hollywood, she has faced a series of knockbacks in the past. The star was advised to turn her auburn locks blonde, but she refused as she wanted to stand out from the crowd.

"In LA one constantly finds oneself in rooms with only blondes," she explained. "[A writer friend] told me that they only ever imagined brunettes or blondes. I've found that to be true. Being a redhead is just not very… normal."

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