Jessica Chastain praised after being only star to wear mask inside the Oscars

Jessica Chastain seemed to be the only star to wear a protective face mask at the Oscars 2023, which was hosted by late night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and fans praised the actress for her decision.

The Help actress, 45, wore a stunning silver rhinestone dress as she attended the star-studded event, which saw her present Best Actress alongside Halle Berry, 56.

Host Jimmy Kimmel, 55, approached Jessica during his comedic segment to ask her what it was like working with her co-star Matt Damon, 52, in their 2015 film The Martian.

"Was it difficult filming your movie, The Martian, because your costar, Matt Damon, can't read and smells like dog medicine?" he asked the star, while referring to a fake feud between the actor and himself.

Jessica laughed and answered: "I didn't really have a lot of scenes with him, so it was fine."

After their encounter, viewers picked up on the fact that Jessica decided to wear a protective face mask for the event and applauded her for doing so.

"Jessica Chastain – one of the most intelligent celebrities at the Oscars tonight. Thank you for wearing a mask," one wrote online.

Another tweeted: "I really appreciate Jessica Chastain wearing a mask at the Oscars tonight."

A third said: "Jessica Chastain wearing a face mask at the #Oscars is queen s**t. Representing for all of us who still mask up!"

"Jessica chastain the only person in that theater wearing a face mask. Love her," another viewer commented.

Jessica announced Michelle Yeoh's historic win of Best Actress alongside Halle, who was the first Black woman to win the award in the 2001 film, The Monster’s Ball.

Michelle made history by becoming the first Asian winner as she was awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Michelle, 60, said in her speech: “Thank you. For all the little boys and girls who look like me who are watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities.

"This is proof that dreams dream big, and dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anyone ever tell you that you’re past your prime.”

Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan also won Oscars for the film, with Ke Huy, 51, leaving the Oscars audience and viewers at home in floods of tears with his winner's speech.

Jamie, 64, won her first ever award for her portrayal of Deirdre Beaubeirdre and acknowledged her parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, in her speech as well as directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

She thanked fans who have supported her throughout her decades-long career, declaring: "To all of the people who have supported the genre movies that I have made for all of these years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together."

Jamie cheerfully added: "My mum is 84 years old and she’s at home watching. Mum, I just won an Oscar!”


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