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.