Jessica Chastain Forgot Her Dark Phoenix Character’s Name

During a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Chastain recalled her involvement in the 2019 movie and said that it took her a while to learn her character’s name.

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“I think the studio was bought at a certain point,” she recalled. “I didn’t even know what my character’s name was until I saw the film. What’s happening?”

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Dark Phoenix was the sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Chastain played Vuk, the leader of the D’Bari alien race, in the film, and she also portrayed Margaret Smith, who is the woman Vuk impersonates.

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Although fans were looking forward to Dark Phoenix, it bombed at the box office and was said to have the worst domestic opening in the X-Men series, per Deadline.

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However, the whole experience taught Chastain a lot about superhero movies. The actor said that she’s not interested in signing a contract to play a superhero because it’s not all that appealing from a business standpoint.

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“I don’t want to be a superhero because if you’re a superhero, you’re doing 10 films,” she said. “I don’t want to sign a 10-year contract.”

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However, if it’s just a regular villain and the money is looking right, then Chastain might sign on the dotted line.

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