Every girl has her own set of dating rules, and Jessica Chastain's is pretty simple.
"No actors," the Zero Dark Thirty actress declares in the February issue of InStyle UK. "I have dated an actor before, at Juilliard, but since then, I've only been on a couple of dates with one and I was so freaked out someone was going to take a picture of us, because they were famous."
The redheaded beauty, who has starred opposite some of Hollywood's hottest hunks, including Brad Pitt, Mike Vogel and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, added that another part of the reason why she just can't date within the industry is that she wants to leave work …at work.
"I realized I wanted just to be able to hang out with someone…And I didn't want to talk about the business, first of all," she said. "I love movies. But I love talking about them like when I was 15 years old. I'm a film fan, but I don't want to talk about auditions or what movie I'm gonna do. I find that so boring."
The 35-year-old star refused to divulge who her current beau is, only hinting that "some people in the fashion world" might know him.
Chastain's decision to keep her personal life private doesn't just stop with her love life, however.
For her, she told the magazine, acting is about the craft, not the fame.
"You have to welcome that," she said of getting caught up in Hollywood's glitz and glamour. "There are some actors, who are very, very famous, who know what they're doing. They court it. Like Elizabeth Taylor. Richard Burton. It's something that you woo."
"Fame and money have not been my goals," she continued. "This all happened from independent films. Not big pay cheques."
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