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Video: The Help's Jessica Chastain Says Award Season Is an "Out of Body Experience"

The Help's Jessica Chastain is being honored tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival with the Spotlight Award. The actress looked lovely as she walked the red carpet in a Prabal Gurung dress, though she told us her grandmother would prefer to see her in something much more revealing! Listen to our entire interview with Jessica now!

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Hi, how are you? I'm wonderful, thank you. How are you? Great. Well, congratulations on an amazing year.How are you feeling going into this crazy awards season? I'm feeling a little out of body experience, like, it is so wonderful and humbling and exciting, and it's the culmination of a life's dream. So it really is great. Now, you look lovely tonight. What are you wearing? Pablo Garon and Jimmy Choo shoes. And I heard you say your grandmother has a lot of input into your red carpet look. My grandmother always thinks that I should dress more revealing. Interesting. Yeah she thinks I should dress in as more revealing. She is a wild woman, my grandma and it's great 'cause she inspires me to have more fun in my life and to be more playful. And she must have loved your character in The Help on that though. Oh my gosh she did but I will say that was a lot of pressure because you she's a big fan of the book, and when I first told her I was in the movie, and then I was like, "I'm playing Celia I can, I could tell, it's like, she thinks that they are ruining this movie. I am so wrong for this part. Well, you know, Arcadia's getting an award tonight, and it seems like you women formed a lot of great lifelong friendships on the set. So what's it been like to stay in touch with them and to reunite at events like this? How great to go through this experience but how even sweeter to go through it with your dear friend. Someone who you can talk to about it afterwards and say well isn't that crazy . It really is incredibly moving to be able to share with a girlfriend and you know I always like joke about how I've gotten to work with Brad Pitt, and, you know, Tom Hardy, and Sam Worthington in these great love stories, but my favorite love story is the one of Celia and Minny and the like, story of friendship. And I feel that with Octavia, I feel like I have a girlfriend for life, and we've got each other's backs. Thank you, Jessica

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