Twenty four hours after winning her first best actress Golden Globe for Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain finishes a Q&A at the Arclight theater, plops down onto a couch on the second floor, and bursts out laughing when she finds out that, according to Twitter, she is now dating The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston.
“Why would they say that?” she asks, wondrously. “It’s not true at all. It’s funny, two weeks ago I was dating – I’m not dating,” she clarifies. “But there was a rumor onPage 6that I was dating (co-star) Edgar Ramirez. “I love him, but he’s just my friend.”
When they start fictionalizing your love life, you’ve made it, right?
It’s fair to say that a lot more than just the rumor mill has changed for the much-lauded redhead. One year ago, Chastain sat for her first interview with this newspaper at a hotel in Santa Monica. Not only did she go unrecognized, the maître d’ wished her well on a job search, after she requested a quiet table for an interview.