Because every girl wishes to be a Disney princess. Jessica Chastain isn't making fried chicken or tracking down terrorists this time. Instead, the stunning Oscar-nominated actress is relying on her archery skills! For a new Disney park advertising campaign, Chastain has gone all out to transform into the animated character Merida from the 2012 film Brave.
The photo, with the theme "Where Your Destiny Awaits," shows the 36-year-old redhead in Merida's gorgeous green and gold velvet dress. Riding horseback and sporting the Scottish heroine's curly locks, the Zero Dark Thirty actress holds onto a bow and arrow as she calmly takes aim. The portrait will be a part of the star-studded Disney gallery "Disney Dream Portrait" that began in 2007.
One day before its reveal, Chastain discussed the fun experience during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I definitely see her as a modern princess. She's headstrong, she's funny, she has great passions," she said of creating the look with acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz. "She's a great role model for young girls."
Some other stars who have previously participated in the series include Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Queen Latifah as Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Olivia Wilde as the Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jessica Biel as Pocahontas and David Beckham as Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty.
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