Jessica Chastain Sparkles in Silver as She Channels Tammy Faye at Film's Premiere
Jessica Chastain portrays the renowned televangelist in the upcoming biopic, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, hitting theaters Sept. 17
The two-time Oscar nominee, 44, made a stylish statement at the The Eyes of Tammy Faye viewing, rocking voluminous curls and a disco-inspired metallic silver sequin Burberry dress with matching heels (also Burberry) and hoop earrings.
"If there's any movie that I'm gonna go wild with hair and makeup, in honor of Tammy Faye, it's gonna be this one, right?" Chastain said on Instagram Live as she traveled through New York City on her way to the premiere.
The actress was joined by her husband and fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo — who she married in 2017 — and the couple cuddled together and smiled as they gazed at each other.
Chastain recently told L'Officiel about her love for fashion and showed off her red carpet looks over the years. "I don't know how to describe it, but each outfit that I have the opportunity to wear makes me feel like a different kind of woman," she said.
She also said she loved getting glam for her new movie. In a feature about the upcoming project, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, exclusive to PEOPLE, Chastain is seen undergoing a total transformation in order to portray the renowned televangelist with intense makeup, prosthetics and wigs.
"It was the best part I've ever played and it was great fun to kind of sink my teeth into it," Chastain said in the clip of the serious biopic makeover.
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Directed by Michael Showalter (The Lovebirds) and written by Abe Sylvia (The Producers), the film follows the story of Bakker as she and her husband Jim (Andrew Garfield) rise from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. As the couple gains success, their empire eventually crumbles under the pressure of financial mishandlings, scheming rivals and scandal.
Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach and Vincent D'Onofrio are also set to star.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye hits theaters Sept. 17.