Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

I bought a new laptop three years ago, and before I bought it, I spent a month thinking about buying it. So my lifestyle hasn't changed, except my anxiety about paying the rent is gone

Jessica Chastain refuses to splash the cash on lavish things now that she is famous, insisting she still enjoys a frugal lifestyle.

The 35 year old catapulted to fame last year in back-to-back hits The Tree of Life and The Help, and Chastain admits she finally feels financially secure - but she has yet to start reaping the benefits of her new life as a movie star.

She tells Marie Claire magazine, "I used to have a lot of anxiety about how I was going to stay afloat, because as soon as I graduated (from college), I never asked my parents for money. I always supported myself through acting and would make money last a long time. I understand the value of money, and I'm not an impulsive buyer.

"I bought a new laptop three years ago, and before I bought it, I spent a month thinking about buying it. So my lifestyle hasn't changed, except my anxiety about paying the rent is gone".


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