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    Jessica Chastain Said She Didn't Remember Her Role In X-Men's "Dark Phoenix" And I Don't Blame Her

    "What's happening?"

    Jessica Chastain’s role in Dark Phoenix was a little foggy to her.

    The cast of Dark Phoenix at the movie's premiere
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    During a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Chastain recalled her involvement in the 2019 movie and said that it took her a while to learn her character’s name.

    Jessica Chastain attends the "X-Men Dark Phoenix" Press Conference
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    “I think the studio was bought at a certain point," she recalled. “I didn’t even know what my character’s name was until I saw the film. What’s happening?”

    Jessica Chastain attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix"
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    Dark Phoenix was the sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Chastain played Vuk, the leader of the D’Bari alien race, in the film, and she also portrayed Margaret Smith, who is the woman Vuk impersonates.

    Jessica Chastain attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony
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    Although fans were looking forward to Dark Phoenix, it bombed at the box office and was said to have the worst domestic opening in the X-Men series, per Deadline.

    (L-R) Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, director Simon Kinberg, producer Hutch Parker and Evan Peters attend the South Korean premiere of "X-Men: Dark Phoenix"
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    However, the whole experience taught Chastain a lot about superhero movies. The actor said that she’s not interested in signing a contract to play a superhero because it’s not all that appealing from a business standpoint.

    Jessica Chastain attends the Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to watch
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    “I don’t want to be a superhero because if you’re a superhero, you’re doing 10 films,” she said. “I don’t want to sign a 10-year contract.”

    Jessica Chastain
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    However, if it’s just a regular villain and the money is looking right, then Chastain might sign on the dotted line.

    Jessica Chastain attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony
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