'Zero Dark Thirty' actress Jessica Chastain discusses her connection to Robin Williams

By Greta Heggeness,

Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain reveals her interesting connection to Robin Williams, admitting he is the sole reason she was able to graduate from college.

Chastain, who will be appearing as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde, has always been open about the odd connection she has to Williams, admitting that it was the Hook actor’s generosity that allowed for her to attend her dream college, The Juilliard School.

“Yes. I'm the first person in my family to go to college,” she told Interview Magazine. “We didn't have a lot of money, and Juilliard is a pretty expensive school. Robin Williams is a very generous Juilliard alumnus, and gives a scholarship every two years to a student, and it pays for everything, and I got it. I still haven't gotten to meet him.”

Following the news of Williams’ death, Chastain wrote a heartfelt post on her Facebook page, claiming the Mrs. Doubtfire actor made it possible for her to graduate from college and will forever be remembered for giving her that opportunity.

Image via Facebook from Jessica Chastain

Chastain has a number of projects lined up to be released including, Crimson Peak, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, and Miss Julie, which will be premiering on Sept. 10.

Image via Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com



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