Sometimes she’s mistaken for Ron Howard’s daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, but Jessica Chastain doesn’t mind. The very prolific actress has even joked about it.
Well now, Jessica, NOT Bryce, is starring with Matt Damon in The Martian, opening this weekend, about an astronaut left stranded on Mars.
Ms. Chastain plays the captain of the space mission who had to make the heart-dropping decision to leave Matt there, after assuming he’s dead.. I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Jessica and the real life astronaut whom she modeled her character after, Tracey Caldwell-Dyson