Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain has a big role in the upcoming hunt-for-bin-Laden movie Zero Dark Thirty, but right now her focus is on a revival of the play The Heiress, which is open now at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Why is Chastain taking to the stage right when her movie career is skyrocketing? The actress recently told EW that the part was just too good to pass up. “When they sent me this script it was the day of [2011 espionage drama] The Debt’s premiere, and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m not sure if i want to go do a play right now.’ But I read the part and I felt a connection to her and I knew I wanted to do it. If they had sent me the script to make it as a film I would have done it as a film. I always follow the character. To me it doesn’t matter the medium.”
After the jump, check out an exclusive video with a look at the play’s opening night and interviews with Chastain and other people involved.