And she won’t stop! Still promoting Molly’s Game, that will open nationalwide tomorrow (Jan 5) Jessica visited Jimmy Kimmel Live for another nice interview. On the interview, she said she’s afraid her in-laws would hate her because she’s vegan.
The two families met in the Alps, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, where things got “interesting.” “My family is from Northern California, and his family is from Veneto, Italy. My family doesn’t speak [Italian] and his family speaks very little English… It was a very quiet holiday, but there was a lot of pointing and a lot of food.”
That’s where the families differed: “We’ve known each other for about six years and Americans eat in about an hour,” says Chastain. “A meal starts and then it’s done. When I went to Italy, I didn’t realize that meals last for three or four hours… I don’t understand this but Sunday brunch will go from 1 pm to 5 pm. You eat one course and it’s delicious. Then the second your plate is done, his mom is putting more food on my plate. So I have a trick where I just push the food around on my plate for hours.”
Chastain’s vegan diet, however, poses more of an issue for her in these situations than the duration of the meals. “In the beginning, I would say I’m vegan. Which is like the worst thing. I don’t eat 10 meals and I’m vegan. I would say, ‘I’m sorry I can’t eat that,’ and [my mother-in-law] would say, ‘No problem, we have fish’.”
“Do you think they hate you?” Kimmel asks, to which Chastain responds, “Maybe that’s why it’s so quiet. They just hate me.”
Kimmell posted a very nice promotional photo on the show’s twitter account, and you can already find the interview in our video archive. Plus, we posted some nice photos of Jessica arriving and departing from the studios, where she promoted Time’s Up Now.
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) January 4, 2018