Making people do a double take as she walked the red carpet, star of Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain could not have looked less like the under the radar CIA agent she plays in the gritty war thriller.
The Oscar nominated actress appeared to be flashing more of her body then she meant to as she arrived at the premiere of her much buzzed about new film in Hollywood, California on Monday.
Her blue dress appeared to be see-though across The Help star’s chest due nude panels underneath its lace inserts.
Despite looking near naked the 35-year-old strode confidently down the red carpet in gold strappy stilettos.
With her iconic red hair simply styled, the actress looked understatedly glamorous at the Dolby Theatre event.
Stunningly simple: Jessica kept her accessories to a minimum and hair style simple on the Hollywood red carpet on Monday
Joining her on the carpet was her co-star from the film about the struggle to find Osama bin Laden post 9/11, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez.
Stars of the film Chris Pratt – who bought his wife actress Anna Farris, Soparanos actor James Gandolfini and Harold Perrineau also attended the premiere.
Set for release in New York and Los Angeles on December 19, and the rest of America in January, the film is already creating Oscar buzz for both Jessica and its director Katheryn Bigelow.
Kathryn – who was once married to Avatar director James Cameron – was the first female to win best director at the 2009 Academy Awards for Hurt Locker. Her then newly divorced husband was also nominated for the same title that year.
The film is however, also generating controversy before it has even hit theatres.
Star Jessica was forced to defend the war thriller denying it was pro-torture propaganda as some have accused it of being.
‘I’m very excited that people are now seeing the film and they’re realizing it’s not a propaganda film and it doesn’t have an agenda,” the actress said when attending a Los Angeles press junket for the film.
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On a personal level the vegan actress said she strugglled to deal with the tourture scenes.
‘You know, I’m a hippie vegan girl from Northern California,’ she told the New York Magazine
‘I’m not comfortable in this subject matter at all.
‘There was one day when I had to walk away and just start crying, which was even harder because my character was not like that at all. When I watch the scene, I can see that my eyes were a little red.’
Lovely ensemble: The actress wore a floor-length blush-coloured dress
Jessica – who’s character is based on a real female CIA agent known as Maya – recently took to Facebook to tell fans how excited she is that they are getting a chance to see it.
While details of her new film have been kept under lock and key – much like the real-life mission it tells the story of –
she said she thankful to have been part of the film.
‘I’m very proud of this film,’ Jessica, who landed the lead role prior to her Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in The Help, wrote.
‘Mark your calendars! ZD30 opens in NY & LA on December 19th & in other US cities on January 11th. Hope you like it!!!’