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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 08:58 IST

Jessica Chastain says there is 'zero possibility' of Evelyn Hugo role

In response to the online excitement surrounding The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Jessica Chastain previously stated that she would be interested in the role.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain | Image:AP
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Some casting rumors regarding the upcoming Netflix film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestseller The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo may disappoint fans of the book. Fans have long favored Jessica Chastain to play Celia St. James, the rival turned secret paramour of the title character, but the actress recently confirmed that there is "zero possibility" that she will accept the part.

Jessica Chastain is sorry to disappoint fans

In response to the online excitement surrounding The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Chastain previously stated that she would be interested in the role, saying, "Sure, send me a script." The actress eventually clarified, though, that she was not committed to the project, and she will not be starring in it. 

Jessica Chastain

 

In an interview with E! News, Chastian stated that she will "look forward to watching it" but that there is "zero possibility" that she will play Celia in the upcoming movie adaptation. The actress added, “But I love how excited the fans are. When I was working on Broadway, every single day, they'd be outside, when I was signing, with the books. I just love how wonderful that fan base is. I look forward to watching it and I'm sorry to disappoint everyone out there!” 

What do we expect from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo? 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo underwent a long development process before Netflix finally gave the film the go-ahead. Because of this, it appears that the movie is still in its early stages, and no casting announcements have been made, so readers of the novel will have to keep guessing about who will play the beloved characters. Now that Chastain is officially out of the picture, several gifted actors who fit Celia's description could play the part.

The cover of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

 

Taylor Jenkins Reid's book was released in 2017, and Netflix revealed in 2022 that it was working on a full-length movie adaptation, with Leslye Headland directing and Liz Tigelaar writing the screenplay. The book follows the title character, a retired and reclusive actress from Hollywood, as she tells a journalist about her life. Reid, who also wrote Daisy Jones & the Six, will serve as an executive producer of the movie. 

 

 

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Published December 31st, 2023 at 08:58 IST

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