The actress is terrified about leading the cast when she plays Catherine Sloper in a Broadway revival of The Heiress later this year (12).
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, ""I'm nervous. It's a great role, it's one of the best roles written for women.""
However, Chastain is eager to throw herself into the production when rehearsals begin in September (12) as she originally trained as a theatre actress while studying drama at Manhattan's legendary Juilliard School for performing arts.
She adds, ""I'm a Broadway fan. Some might say that I was a theatre nerd in high school. I would always watch the Tonys and record them and watch them throughout the year, over and over again.
""I started out in theatre, I went to Juilliard. Theatre is my home. I somehow started making TV shows and film, but now I'm excited to come back home.""