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Although Jessica Chastain is considered one of the prettiest women in Hollywood, she spent a big part of her childhood being bullied by classmates.
The 37-year-old actress opened up to Glamour magazine in its November cover story and described the agony she had to endure on a daily basis.
“[As a child] I was told every day at school that I was ugly. And that no one wanted to be my friend. The most cruel things. If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that.”
The Zero Dark Thirty actress added that she is glad that she didn’t grow up too fast and achieve stardom in her teens.
“I would have been a disaster…if I was 19 and I had the attention that I’m getting now. I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19 year olds for doing when they’re famous, I would have done. “