The busy star spent much of 2011 travelling the world to promote her films, including The Help, Coriolanus and The Tree Of Life, and admits she had very little spare time as a result.
Now the flame-haired beauty is hoping to enjoy herself a little more while filming The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with James McAvoy in the Big Apple, ahead of her stint in Broadway play The Heiress.
She tells The Sunday Times Style magazine, “I’m happy and fulfilled. I do wish I had more time for a personal life, and I’m going to try to create that in New York. I’m doing a film there and then the play, so I’ll be in one place for a long time.”
However, Chastain refuses to spend her evenings with Hollywood hunks, adding, “I do have a rule not to date actors, and because of that, hopefully I can make work be the focus (of public interest), instead of my private life.”