Jessica Chastain
has already been earning rave reviews for her work in 'Tree of Life,' and she looks to build on that impressive breakout performance with a very busy year. She is appearing in this weekend's big release 'The Help' and next, she'll appear in the highly-anticipated revenge drama 'The Debt' opposite Sam Worthington. After that, she'll be appearing on screen with Al Pacino, then starring in the Cannes-hit 'Take Shelter' and re-team with Worthington for 'Texas Killing Fields.'

With a long slate full of acclaimed films ahead of her, Chastain took a few minutes out of her increasingly demanding schedule to speak with the Huffington Post about her life-changing 2011. From performing fun comedy to immersing herself in sadness, the actress revealed that the combined experiences of 'The Help,' 'Tree of Life' and beyond have had a transformative effect on the actress.
The Debt
Based on 37 critics

A former Mossad agent must investigate the reappearance of a Nazi war criminal she thought was dead. Read More

The Tree of Life
Based on 43 critics

A man (Sean Penn) tries to reconcile his complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Read More

The Help
Based on 41 critics

An aspiring writer turns her 1960s Mississippi town on its ear by interviewing black women. Read More

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