Jessica Chastain has made it clear that she’ll be supporting the ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’ makeup team at the upcoming Oscars — even if it means missing out on the red carpet herself.
“I will absolutely be there when the makeup category is called,” Chastain said. “And if that means I’m not doing any red carpet press…then so be it.”
“Tammy Faye” makeup artists Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh landed a nomination for their transformative work on Chastain, whose portrayal of Bakker spans three decades of the famed televangelist’s life.
“The most important thing for me is to honor the incredible artisans who work in our industry,” Chastain told “Next Best Picture” host Matt Neglia. “So much attention is paid to the actors, isn’t it? … We are like the face in a way, because you go to the movies and you see us. But a lot of people don’t understand how much a performance is beyond an actor.
The actor has also used the awards circuit to honor the real people whose stories are portrayed in the film. Her guest for the Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month was Steve Pieters, the AIDS activist whose groundbreaking interview with Bakker in the 1980s was reenacted in the film.