Jessica Chastain Reveals Autograph Policy After ‘Dollhouse’ Signing
The actress clarified that her refusal to sign a book does not at all indicate the quality of the scripts.
Jessica Chastain shares her autograph policy. The Oscar winner was recently caught in a viral video of her refusing a copy of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel “Evelyn Hugo’s Seven Husbands” at the Hudson Theater after the Broadway revival of “A Doll’s House,” which she is a regular outside of. greets the fans.
“I can’t sign it just because I don’t do it,” Chastain tells the fan in the video. The “Molly’s Game” star later took to Twitter to explain why she didn’t sign such books.
“I’ve been asked several times by fans to sign books that I’m not contracted to. Because it feels wrong and like I’m acknowledging someone else’s work, I’m saying I can’t sign because I don’t do it,” Chastain wrote. “That doesn’t mean I read a bad script.”
He continued, “I know how excited you all are about adaptations. Please don’t read too much into a video. There is no news about anything. Except I’m on stage until June 10th. I hope I will see you.”
Chastain, who was tagged on social media as Celia St. James’ love interest for the big screen adaptation of the novel, responded to BookTok’s viral campaign in January 2023. “I know there’s also an online thing. Sure, send me a script,” Chastain said on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”
IndieWire has reached out to Chastain’s representatives for comment.
Originally intended as a free-form series helmed by “The L Word” team of Ilene Chaiken and Jennifer Beals, the project moved to Netflix with “Little Fires Everywhere” creator Liz Tigelaar taking over.
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s cinematic universe has recently expanded with the release of ‘One True Loves’ starring Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey and the Prime Video series ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’. An adaptation of the novel “Malibu Rising” is also in the works for Hulu.
Meanwhile, actress-producer Chastain has confirmed that she will star alongside Anne Hathaway in the literary adaptation of ‘Motherly Instinct’. A remake of Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse’s 2018 film Duelles, the 1960s suburban drama centers on two best friends and neighbors (Chastain and Hathaway) whose lives are turned upside down after a tragic accident in which their sons are also affected. The film is an adaptation of Barbara Abel’s novel Derrière la Haine, and Chastain will produce through Freckle Films.
Chastain is also helming Misha Green’s horror film I Am Not Alone, based on a short story by fiction writer Chris Hicks. The film landed at Netflix after a bidding war. The Oscar-winning “Eyes of Tammy Faye” stars in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “The Savant,” about an anonymous Cosmopolitan magazine woman who infiltrates online hate groups to track and prevent potential mass shootings.
This year, he also finished filming “Memory” by “New Order” director Michel Franco, which is expected to be released at the fall festivals.
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I have been asked several times by fans to sign books for which I am not under contract. Because that seems wrong, and as if I have credit for someone else’s work, I say I can’t sign it because I don’t do it. That doesn’t mean I read a bad script.
– Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 19, 2023
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