Jessica Chastain Uses Sign Language to Communicate with Deaf Fan


While some Hollywood stars have hidden talents that will never be revealed Jessica Chastain displayed hers proudly.

The Zero Dark Thirty star was seen engaging in a conversation with a young deaf fan via sign language on Thursday night.

Jessica, 35, was leaving a theatre on Broadway, in New York City, when the fan approached her for an autograph and got more than she expected.

The red haired actress is clearly a woman of many talents and she made the fan’s night when she engaged with them.

Jessica, who is treading the boards in stage play The Heiress, didn’t miss a beat as she held a conversation with the person.

She seemed to be having a great time being able to use her sign language to help make the lucky fan’s day.

Jessica may have picked up some understanding of sign language when she starred in 2011’s Take Shelter, in which she played a mother of a deaf daughter.


The actress was dressed up warm for the cold weather and left the theatre in a thick blue parka and a black hat.

The red-headed actress is currently starring in the political drama Zero Dark Thirty, which earned her a Golden Globes win last Sunday and her Oscar nomination.

But she makes a striking change in the supernatural thriller Mama which opens in the US on Friday and could easily best her award-winning role for weekend box office earnings.

In the film, Jessica — wearing short black hair — stars as the aunt to two orphaned girls who came to her care after living on their own in the woods for five years.

She will be attending the 2013 SAG Awards this coming Sunday, where she is again Nominated for her work in Zero Dark Thirty.

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