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Jessica Chastain Reveals She's "Nervous" Over Broadway Debut

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Jun. 11 2012, Published 1:34 p.m. ET

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Breakout actress Jessica Chastain may be known for her roles in The Tree of Life and The Help, but for the Oscar-nominated actress, starring on Broadway this fall is like coming home.

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She told the Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet of the 2012 Tony Awards she'll start rehearsals for The Heiress this fall. "I'm nervous," she admitted. It's a great role, it's one of the best roles written for women. Moises Kaufman is a wonderful director, and he's such a kind, supportive man so I'm really excited to work for him."

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In the role, Jessica will play Catherine Sloper, a psychologically complex character. Apparently her socially awkward chance at love and happiness isn't peachy keen, thanks to her cold and distant father.

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Jessica added, "I'm a Broadway fan....I started out in theater, I went to Julliard. Theater is my home. I somehow started making TV shows and film, but now I'm excited to come back home."

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