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Jessica Chastain wants to play a Bond villain

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Over the course of her career, Jessica Chastain has played everyone from a CIA agent to a 1960s housewife, but in an interview for W Magazine’s November cover story, she revealed that she has her eyes on a more nefarious role.

“One of my goals is to play a villain in a Bond film,” Chastain told W. “People ask me if I want to be a Bond girl, and I say, ‘No, I want to be the villain.’ I’m waiting for that call!”

Chastain has long been a champion of complicated, interesting female roles, whether that’s as a CIA analyst in Zero Dark Thirty or a NASA commander in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. “Ripley in Alien was originally written for a man — [Scott] was the one who changed it,” she told EW earlier this month. “I mean, Ridley Scott made Thelma and Louise. He’s incredible. It was one of the reasons why I wanted to work with him.”

Read Chastain’s full interview at W Magazine

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