Jessica Chastain revealed that Tom Cruise contacted her twice to work with him, and on both occasions she rejected him.
There is no doubt that Jessica Chastain is one of the most talented actresses of her generation, as her filmography includes dozens of titles acclaimed by critics and the public. She even won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2022 for her work in the biographical film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Today, Jessica Chastain is one of the most beloved and in-demand actresses in the industry, and several actors have wanted and managed to work with her. However, there is one who intended to do it on several occasions, but the actress ended up rejecting it. We are talking about Tom Cruise.
Apparently, the 60-year-old actor tried to contact the actress on two occasions to work with her on two different films, but she told him no. Tom Cruise’s first offer to Jessica Chastain came in 2011, as the redhead was one of the actresses considered for the leading role in Oblivion.
Initially, Chastain accepted but a few months later, director Kathryn Bigelow offered the actress the lead role in Darkest Night. This last offer was much more interesting to the actress, who ended up abandoning the project she had planned with Cruise. For her performance in the film, she ended up earning her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Curiously, it was Cruise who helped the performer secure her role in Darkest Night, as he helped her get out of her contract with Oblivion: The Time of Oblivion so that she could star in the other film. she. Jessica was very grateful for this very professional gesture, and she expressed that she largely owed her career to the actor, since this film ended up earning her a lot of recognition and new opportunities.
Despite this, Tom Cruise remained determined to work with Jessica, so in 2014, the actress was offered the role of Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Still, Chastain turned it down again, as she didn’t like the idea of having to spend almost six months training for the role. Ultimately, her role ended up falling into the hands of Rebecca Ferguson.
At the moment, the careers of Tom Cruise and Jessica Chastain have not crossed, but the actress has expressed that she hopes that one day they can work together and that if a new opportunity presents itself, she would not hesitate to accept. “I really hope to find something to do with him in the future because I am very grateful,” the interpreter confessed during an interview.