Jessica Chastain felt like she was ”celebrating life” every day working with James McAvoy.
The 37-year-old actress stars alongside the Scottish actor in ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ and though she kept getting the giggles when shooting scenes with him, her laughter was often kept in because it added to their dialogue.
She recalled: ”I actually had difficulty keeping a straight face especially because James McAvoy is super, super funny, and he improvs a lot.
”There’s a lot of me breaking, but doing it in character that actually made it into the film. There’s a scene where we’re kissing in the car and he’s putting my bra on me. He says something like, ‘I think I’ve been programmed to not be able to do this.’ And he starts going off about how he only knows how to take off a bra.
”I looked at him, like, ‘You’re so stupid,’ and started laughing. That’s in the film. James has so much lightness and love around him that, even when we were working on the difficult, sad scenes, between takes we had a feeling of celebrating life.”
Jessica is best known for appearing in dark, serious movies such as ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘The Debt’ and admits she can’t help but ”live the emotion” she experiences on set.
She told Interview magazine: ”With any kind of acting, you’re basically living the emotion that you’re going to work in every day, so sometimes I’m like, ‘I am so tired of crying, how great would it be to experience joy and laughter every day?’.”