It Took Heart For Jessica Chastain To Bring Tammy Faye’s ‘Eyes’ To The Screen

TORONTO, ONTARIO – SEPTEMBER 12: Jessica Chastain attends “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” Premiere during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 12, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

For a long time, Jessica Chastain has been an unabashed fan of Tammy Faye Bakker. So it’s been a long-time dream of hers to bring Bakker’s story to the screen, and the result — The Eyes of Tammy Faye — has been a long time in the making. Chastain talked to us about how she first got interested and involved in the project, and how she and director Michael Showalter worked together to make it work. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jessica Chastain)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye  is now playing in selected theaters.

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