Jessica Chastain Covers Marie Claire December 2012

Posted Wednesday November 14, 2012 11:41 AM GMT

Her highly anticipated flick "Zero Dark Thirty" is slated to hit theaters on January 11 and Jessica Chastain took time out of her hectic schedule to grace the December 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.

The 35-year-old actress looked stunning in a bright pink top with violet pants for the Tesh shot front page while opening up about topics including her time at Julliard to meeting men.

A few highlights from Miss Chastain's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Marie Claire!

On attending Julliard:
“I never wanted to be a movie star. I wanted to be an actor. I don’t really drink, and I’ve never been to a rave. I used to cut school to read Shakespeare, not to make out in the park.”

On how success has not changed her lifestyle:
“I used to have a lot of anxiety about how I was going to stay afloat, because as soon as I graduated, I never asked my parents for money. I always supported myself through acting and would make money last a long time. I understand the value of money, and I’m not an impulsive buyer. I bought a new laptop three years ago, and before I bought it, I spent a month thinking about buying it. So my lifestyle hasn’t changed, except my anxiety about paying the rent is gone.”

On meeting men:
“I’m very shy when it comes to guys.” One of her friends said to her, ‘Now that you’re successful, you have to be more overt with men, you have to make it very clear that you’re interested, otherwise they won’t [approach you].’ Jessica says, “I like to be wooed, but I’ve had to be more outwardly available, I guess.”

Photo Credit: Tesh for Marie Claire