Of the many celebrities I wouldn't mind trading faces with, Jessica Chastain's is high on my list — especially now that I've discovered that she's actually incapable of aging. I mean, I already knew she looked awesome in the early, early days of her career (like, the bit parts on ER kind of early) but the latest evidence of her eternal youth goes back way farther than that. On Sunday, the Interstellar actress took to her official Facebook to offer some words of wisdom about the importance of staying in school and not giving up... and to illustrate her point, Chastain shared her high school yearbook pic. And it is beautiful.
In case there was ever any doubt, Chastain was ridiculously gorgeous as a teenager. She totally looks like the kind of girl I would've wanted to be friends with but would have been crazy intimidated by. And for the record, I don't know if anyone I actually went to high school with ever looked this much like a supermodel in a yearbook picture, being that the combination of fluorescent lighting and one-size-fits-all background color never tended to be flattering on anyone. But Chastain? She managed to pull it off flawlessly. Like, can we talk about this?
But before she posted the photo, she shared some valuable words of wisdom, because the Jessica Chastains of the world aren't born — they're made. She may have been ultra pretty in high school, and she may have an incredible career now, but it took a lot of work for her get where she is today and the road to success is usually a pretty bumpy one.
I had a very difficult time in high school and missed too many days, so I was unable to graduate with my class. About a year later, I went and got my adult diploma and I did finish and graduate with that. I then went on to college and got my BFA. I wanted to share this info because I think it's important to know that you can always change your path in life. I am a strong advocate for education. I don't believe that I would be where I am today without the education I eventually received. So those of you having a difficult time, please don't leave school. Stick with it and find a class that inspires you. Be proactive in your education. It changed my life and it can change yours.