Jessica Chastain’s ‘Memory’ Director Was Warned She’d Be a ‘Nightmare and a Diva’ After Oscar Win: ‘She Is Going to Leave Your Film’

Jessica Chastain earned stellar reviews out of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals for her performance in Michel Franco’s “Memory,” but the role might have never materialized for the actor had Franco listened to some wrongful advice.

Speaking to IndieWire, Chastain and Franco revealed that he was warned she’d be “a nightmare and a diva” to work with after winning the Oscar for best actress.

Chastain went to film “Memory” shortly after winning the Academy Award for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”“Because I have been doing bigger things sometimes and have gotten a lot of attention as of late, [there’s been the idea] that I would not be interested in being on a set without a trailer,” Chastain said.

“We had the Oscars and I won for ‘Tammy Faye.’ Right after that, I showed up on set to do ‘Memory.’ Michel said that a lot of people told him, ‘Oh Jessica…

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