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Jessica Chastain Goes ‘Disco Jesus’ At ‘Tammy Faye’ Premiere

ByRalphy Sykes

Sep 15, 2021

Jessica Chastain takes her role as Tammy Faye Bakker seriously.

The 44-year-old actress was over the moon for the premiere of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” on Tuesday, sporting a sparkly silver Burberry dress, matching metallic eye makeup and sexy 70s waves.

“We went full Disco Jesus and I saw the light,” Chastain caption a photo of her preparation for the night.

On the red carpet, the actress posed with a bunch of drag queens, miraculously enough to hold her own in the glamor department.

Chastain also snapped photos with fellow Hollywood redhead Isabelle Huppert and her co-stars in the film, including Vincent D’Onofrio and Cherry Jones.

While Chastain clearly embraces the spirit of Tammy Faye, she revealed last month that she transformed into the infamous TV evangelist — wearing heavy makeup and prosthetics that took an average of four hours to apply each day — took its toll on her skin.

Jessica Chastain and drag queens
Chastain posed with a couple of drag queens on the red carpet
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“I definitely think I’ve done lasting damage to my skin because of 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,” she said. “But it’s tough. And if you wear it all day, every day — the weight of it on your body, it stretches your skin.”

“I finally took it off, and I was like, ‘I look 50 years old!'” she continued. “No I’m kidding. But it’s okay. It’s for my art.”

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” will premiere in theaters on September 17.

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