In An Interview, Jessica Chastain Described The Elaborate Prank She Perpetrated On James McAvoy On Set



On Tuesday, the 45-year-old actress from “Good Nurse” appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” where she discussed an incredible prank she played on “Dark Phoenix” co-star James McAvoy while they were both working on the production of the 2019 movie.

She and McAvoy, who is 43 years old, have collaborated on several films, such as Dark Phoenix, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014), and Chapter Two (2019). She joked to the presenter, Kelly Clarkson, that “you need to plan who to fool,” and then she added with a giggle that “I just worked with Michael Shannon,” who was “definitely not the man to joke.”

And he executes the moment, and he’s good, Chastain recalled, referring to McAvoy’s performance as Professor X hoisting on wires. Chastain and director Simon Kinberg had prepared the gag together.

Okay, this is the last take. Please try it again. Requested the director. She explained that they lifted him, and he acted as if some sorcery was raising him while they did so. And then, out of nowhere, Chastain recalled, the Macarena began playing, alluding to the 1990s earworm dance hit by Los del Rio. In addition, the people carrying the wires made him do the Macarena as they were doing it.

It can’t be surpassed in any way. She went on to say that, in her opinion, it was the very finest. According to Chastain, McAvoy laughed along with them and recalled how he grabbed her and pulled her off the ground at one point because he was standing at the top of the steps.

At that point, I was like, “Oh yes, yes, no.” She went on to say that we had to stop what we were doing because she may now hurt herself. He was a lot of laughs. In the latest X-Men film, Chastain played both Vuk, the D’Bari leader, and Margaret Smith, a woman Vuk pretends to be.

In September of 2021, the Oscar-winning actor/actress stated on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, “I had no idea what the title of my character was until I watched the film.”



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