Jessica Chastain, one of our favorite A-list redhead celebrities, is on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s magazine The Edit. In this exclusive December interview, Chastain states,

“I didn’t like looking different. Being a redhead, you can’t fit into the group. I wanted to be blonde so bad. I had really bad self-esteem and I asked my mom if I could dye my hair but she wouldn’t let me.”

When Chastain eventually moved to LA, she refused to go blonde to break into Hollywood.

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Her hair color is from her maternal grandmother, Marilyn, who inspired her to take up acting.

Chastain recently started her own production company; naming it after the trait she once use to hate.  “I called my company Freckle Films because it was something I used to hate about myself. But I want to make movies about our differences as a society so that’s why I called it that,” she explains. “Now, I celebrate it. I look at myself now and I look at myself when I left college [The Juilliard School in N.Y.C., where she was on a scholarship program funded by the late Robin Williams]. I still feel awkward at times, but then I’m sure I probably auditioned terribly because I had such fear and doubt about myself. Not anymore.”

Photographed by Chris Colls, the ‘Miss Sloane’ star channeled a rockin’ 70’s look. See photos below. jessica-chastain-the-edit-2016-photoshoot03 jessica-chastain-the-edit-2016-photoshoot06-500x638 jessica-chastain-the-edit-2016-photoshoot07 jessica-chastain-the-edit-2016-photoshoot08 jessica-chastain-the-edit-2016-photoshoot09-450x574

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Chastain’s story is like so many of us redheads. What is your story? Share below & Rock it like a Redhead!