Jessica Chastain says that makeup for Tammy Faye movie permanently damaged her skin

Jessica Chastain says that makeup for Tammy Faye movie permanently damaged her skin

She stated that an average day on set included more than four hours of makeup and prosthetics but that one day included seven and a half hours of sitting in the makeup chair.

Chastain is known for amazing movies like "Interstellar" and "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Tree of Life" and "Molly's Game"

The Hollywood actress admitted the heavy makeup that was used to transform her into scandal-ridden televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker had done permanent damage to her skin.

In an interview about the film, which details the rise and fall of the televangelist and her first husband Jim Bakker, the 44-year-old actress said that spending hours day in and day out in glam hasn’t been great for her skin health. 

"I think for sure I’ve done some permanent damage to my skin on this," she said. "Listen, I eat very pure and I take very good care of my skin and I stay out of the sun and all that stuff. But it’s heavy."

The Hollywood actress admitted the heavy makeup that was used to transform her into scandal-ridden televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker had done permanent damage to her skin.

The Hollywood actress admitted the heavy makeup that was used to transform her into scandal-ridden televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker had done permanent damage to her skin.

When she called the makeup heavy, she meant it in a very literal sense.

"And when you’re wearing it all day every day — the weight of it on your body, it stretches your skin out," she said, joking that she looked 50 years old when she removed the makeup.

She added: “It was concerning to me. I was worried about my circulation. By the time I got on set that first day, which was 7 1/2 hours, I was like, ‘I have no energy left.’ And she’s supposed to show up with so much energy.” 

Chastain is known for amazing movies like "Interstellar" and "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Tree of Life" and "Molly's Game"

Chastain also said that you “have to reach through the makeup — you can’t let the makeup be the performance. [Tammy] was so emotional, and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get emotional with all this stuff all over me. Am I going to be able to see people and feel free? I just had to get used to it. So much for me is I have to trick my mind.”

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