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Jessica Chastain on making it big

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain spoke to the BBC's Charlie Stayt about filming torture scenes in Zero Dark Thirty, and how years of hard work could finally lead to Oscar recognition.

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has already won a Golden Globe, and has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Zero Dark Thirty.

She plays a CIA officer, heading up the search for Osama Bin Laden, in a film based on first hand accounts.

She spoke to BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt about torture, being star struck, and "begging for auditions".

Film clips of Zero Dark Thirty courtesy of Universal Pictures