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Jessica Chastain stopped by The Tonight Show Thursday(18) and asked Jimmy Fallon to act out some imaginary movie scenes. They switched it up and Chastain played the male role, while Fallon played the female role.

She and Fallon then acted out three movie scenes, reading off scripts and adopting roles of the opposite gender.

The first scene, from a romantic comedy, saw Chastain playing the man, bumping into Fallon, who was playing the woman.

Oh, excuse me. I didn’t see you there,” Chastain intoned. Fallon giggled and mumbled something about being clumsy. Here, Chastain launched into a self-involved monologue.

You’ll have to forgive me. I was lost in thought contemplating how small we are in this vast universe,” she said. “Nothing but a speck of dust. The only thing that could give me purpose is somebody to grab onto and join me as I float through this endless world of confusion.

Fallon‘s single line: “Yeah.”

The late night host then pointed out to Chastain, “I barely got to speak there.

The two other faux movie scenes proved similar points, with Chastain taking the lead or carelessly dismissing Fallon’s lines with a wave of her hand and a “no thanks.”

Chastain has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Last May, at the Cannes Film Festival, the actress spoke out about the problematically low female representation in film during a press conference following the festival’s final ceremony.

This is the first time I’ve watched 20 films in 10 days, and I love movies, and the one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women from the female characters that I saw represented,” Chastain said at the time. “It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest. There are some exceptions, I will say. But for the most part I was surprised by the representation of female characters on screen in these films, and I do hope that when we include more female storytellers we will have more of the women that I recognize in my day-to-day life. Ones who are proactive, have their own agency, don’t just react to the men around them, they have their own point of view.”

Jessica also revealed to Jimmy Fallon on how nervous she is to make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

I am so nervous,” the actress said of her upcoming debut, also explaining that she couldn’t enunciate her name while filming the promo. “Yeah, so we’ll see how Saturday goes,” the actress joked. Though Chastain is new to the SNL stage, the actress revealed that she has friends who have hosted the show before, including Sam Rockwell, Gal Gadot and Amy Schumer.

Gal said that it should be fine for me because English is my first language,” the actress joked of the Wonder Woman star’s advice. Meanwhile, Schumer informed her, “Just make sure you play everything super-serious, like your life depends on it.Chastain then revealed the subtle advice Rockwell offered which was simply to drink water and “stay hydrated.

Chastain also recalled a past, nerve-wracking experience meeting Oprah Winfrey, which she describes as not having gone well.

Because I started crying… I’m such a loser,” the actress said, further recalling the humorous encounter. “I just started crying and I said, ‘You raised me.‘” After Fallon asked whether the actress was still able to continue speaking with Winfrey, Chastain said, “I kind of blacked out after that moment.”

Though Winfrey and Chastain haven’t run into each other again, the camera did cut to Winfrey after the actress gave her speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Chastain explained that Winfrey was seen mouthing the word “wow” after her speech. “I don’t know if it was a good wow or a bad wow. … She knows I exist.

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In accordance with Variety, Jessica will reteam with co-star Octavia Spencer for an untitled comedy:

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer are reuniting for a new film.

The Help” co-stars will lead a holiday comedy for Universal.

Following a heated bidding war, the studio won the rights to the untitled pitch from Chastain’s Freckle Films.

Chastain and Kelly Carmichael wrote the original treatment and “Crazy Rich Asians” scribe Peter Chiarelli is on board to pen the script. Chastain is attached to produce with her company Freckle Films, along with Maven Pictures. Carmichael, Celine Rattray, and Trudie Styler will also produce.

Universal beat out Fox and Paramount for the pitch, which follows two women fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project for Universal.

The movie marks a re-team for Chastain and Spencer, who each earned an Oscar nomination for the smash hit “The Help,” with Spencer ultimately taking home the trophy for best supporting actress. Since then, the A-listers haven’t stopped garnering praise for their work, with both earning additional Academy Awards noms (Chastain for 2012’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and Spencer for 2016’s “Hidden Figures”).

This award season is no different as Chastain and Spencer are coming off critically acclaimed performances in Aaron Sorkin’s poker drama “Molly’s Game” and Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” respectively.

Chiarelli is best known for writing the hit romantic comedy “The Proposal,” in addition to the upcoming film “Crazy Rich Asians,” set to hit theaters later this year. He is repped UTA, Mosaic, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

Chastain — who is repped by CAA, Mosaic, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman — can be seen next in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”

Spencer recently wrapped production on the indie “A Kid Like Jake.” She is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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Jessica Chastain in on the cover of ‘The Wall Street Journal’ Magazine. Chastain, who was photographed by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen, gave a interview to the February issue for where she talks about gender equality and promote Molly’s Game. The magazine also brings quotes from Molly Bloom herself, Aaron Sorkin, Idris Elba and Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood, an initiative that advocates for gender equity in the entertainment industry and named Jessica as a co-chair for its 10th anniversary celebration last fall.

You can find interview in our press archive and the photoshoot in our gallery.

As Molly, Jessica Chastain delivers an unforgettable performance that earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a motion picture. The movie was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, who was nominated for best screenplay. But neither of them dreamed up the film’s heroine—a real-life entrepreneur who recounted her adrenaline-fueled journey in the 2014 memoir called Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.

Although she had lived the story, Bloom was stunned by the character Chastain created on camera. “I was blown away,” says Bloom. “To see how powerful Jessica is and how nuanced she is in communicating the things I was feeling—I just thought she was incredible. My family and close friends were like, ‘It was like watching you on-screen.’ 

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Jessica attended the The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Unfortunately Jessica, who was received a Best Actress nomination for her work in Molly’s Game, didn’t win. The winner was Frances McDormand.

Chastain was wearing a green gown by Vionnet Spring 2018.

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According to TV Line, Jessica will be the host of Saturday Night Live next week:

First up is Jessica Chastain (of the upcoming film Molly’s Game), who will host the Jan. 20 installment of NBC’s sketch-comedy series, it was announced on Wednesday. Troye Sivan will serve as the musical guest.

Then on Jan. 27, Will Ferrell will preside over Studio 8H with music by country music artist Chris Stapleton. The show is then expected to break for most of February during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics.