Jessica Chastain Stars in The Martian

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 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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