The Help star, who has already picked up a number of awards and nominations for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, is currently leading the cast of New York City theatre hit The Heiress – and she is scheduled to remain on stage until February (13).
But after scooping a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress on Thursday (13Dec12), Chastain confesses her understudy will likely have to step in to fill her shoes on several nights – because she can’t be in two places at once.
She tells USA Today, “I don’t want to let anyone down. However, we have a really great group of people and (they are) so supportive. I’m stressed out about the possibility of missing a show, but I have an amazing, amazing understudy and I’m really proud of her for being able to make her Broadway debut, because she’s incredibly talented.”
However, one thing’s for sure – the 35 year old is psyched about getting the chance to wear pretty gowns, adding, “I never got invited to my prom at my school, so I never had the opportunity to dress up when I was younger… And now being able to go to the Golden Globes, it just means not only is it such a beautiful thing to be recognised for playing this incredible woman, Maya, now it’s like, ‘I get to wear pretty dresses…!'”