The Herald Magazine: cover story.
Jessica Chastain enters a suite at London’s Dorchester Hotel, the clack of her beige heels announcing her arrival. She’s dressed in a black raincoat and a sleeveless mint-green dress that looks like it once belonged to Jackie Kennedy. Her skin is pale and freckled, her figure trim and slim and her eyes a rare green. But it’s her shoulder-length shock of red hair that knocks you sideways. “I grew up getting picked on in the schoolyard for being a redhead,” she says, without a trace of self-pity. Now it’s made her stand out from the crowd when it counts.
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