Jessica Chastain on High-Stakes Politics in High-Heeled Shoes in Miss Sloane

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessica Chastain from Miss Sloane
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessica Chastain from Miss Sloane

Jessica commander cialis angleterre Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Their Strong Women Characters in Miss Sloane

In playing hard-charging lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane, Jessica Chastain underestimated just how hard her character would be charging — and how uncomfortable that would make her feet.

“It was really tough to be her because she works at a pace that I don’t,” the star of “Miss Sloane” tells Made in Hollywood reporter Kylie Erica Mar. “I’m much more like laid back. I like to talk more slow and relax and do my yoga, and she is just going on all cylinders all the time. … She’s marching through these marble hallways in her high-heeled shoes. She has a pace about her that to try to maintain for six weeks just made me feel like I couldn’t get out of bed.”

Jessica Chastain Plays a High-Powered Lobbyist in Miss Sloane

The story of a win-at-all-costs lobbyist who leaves a big firm to viagra sans ordonnance represent backers of a gun control bill,  “Miss Sloane” tackles issues ripped from the headlines.

“It creates a discussion,” says Chastain. “You learn things that you didn’t know. But also the character that I’m playing,  you don’t see female characters like this that often, or ever. Usually these kinds of roles go to the men. I’m happy to represent the ladies.”

Miss Sloane Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw Gets Crash Course in Politics

For costar Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the film gave the British actress a crash course in American politics.

“It was fascinating for me because I knew nothing about the lobbying industry and the world of this movie until I started it,” she says. “We both got to go to Washington DC at the same time and do research and go to Capitol Hill and meet lobbyists.”

Filmmakers returned the favor by giving power brokers an advanced screening.

“I saw it in D.C.,” says Chastain, “and that was a lot of pressure.”

Deadpans Mbatha-Raw: “The best audience to see it with, I bet.”

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