Jessica Chastain Talks About Her Boyfriend & Her Breakthrough Moment
In addition to posing for her striking high fashion-style photo shoot, The Martian star also opened up about something she rarely lets the public in on: her personal life.
Jessica’s been with her boyfriend for nearly four years, but due to her secretive nature, we don’t know too much about Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an executive at Moncler. And he’s got a good old-fashioned Italian family to thank for his very long name. “He’s a gentleman,” she told the magazine. “And that’s very important to me. He’s from an old-school Italian family. No one in his family has ever been divorced!”
Speaking about her own family, Jessica says her grandmother is her inspiration, because she was the one who pushed her to become an actress. “She was the person who took me to the theater and encouraged me to act, and she’s the one who always believed in me,” Chastain said.
Looking back to where it all began, Jessica reflected on what she considers her breakthrough moment: the premiere of her film Tree of Life at Cannes in 2011. “When I see a picture from that premiere, I seem happy. But that was, actually, a kind of acting. In my head, I was thinking, I have no idea what I’m doing here, and I don’t belong,” she revealed. “Cannes was when my career was born. I made it through the fire to the Palais, and it changed my life.”