Jessica Chastain is now proud of her freckles.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

The 41-year-old actress has grown to love her blemishes after years of trying to hide them, even agreeing to them being airbrushed from her face when she posed for photo shoots.

Chastain was inspired to embrace her natural look by fellow redhead Sissy Spacek who gave her the confidence to let her "freckles shine".

In an interview with ELLE magazine, she said: When I was filming 'The Help' and Sissy Spacek said to me, because we have very similar complexions, 'Jessica I don't really wear foundation', and I was like, 'Oh wow, it's possible to go out with just a bit of concealer under my eyes and allow my freckles to shine.'

"When I first started acting, a lot of magazines airbrushed my freckles away so now I'm so happy when I see them on women.

"It's nice that we're being allowed to see what real skin looks like again. Now, if I'm not working, I very often wear no make-up."

The 'Molly's Game' star has also divulged that she uses vitamin C drops to improve her complexion, and her beauty regime has been inspired by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who wore minimal makeup on her wedding day to Prince Harry earlier this year allowing her freckles to shine.

She said: "I'll just use vitamin C drops, sun screen and a bit of concealer. I love Meghan Markle's freckles, I'm happy she chose to be herself on her wedding day."

Chastain also "likes wrinkles" and believes that women should not place their value on their youth and embrace getting older.

She said: "I like wrinkles! I love Helen Mirren's face, I love Isabelle Huppert's face, I think they're more beautiful now than they were when they first started in the industry. I think it's really important to realise that when we put forward the message that only youth and airbrushing is important, then that's where young girls feel that their value lies."