In the days leading up to the show, Chastain made an appearance on The Tonight Show, where she admitted to being nervous about the SNL gig. Fortunately for her, she received some hosting tips from her celebrity friends, including Amy Schumer, Sam Rockwell, and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.
“Gal said that it should be fine for me because English is my first language,” she revealed. “Amy was so sweet, she just said make sure you play everything super-serious like your life depends on it. And then Sam Rockwell said to make sure I drank water and stay hydrated.”
From the moment Chastain stepped onto the stage, it was clear that advice paid off.
"This weekend is the one year anniversary of the Women's March, and everyone knows women never forget an anniversary," the comedienne said, referencing the marches that occurred nationwide Friday. She was then accompanied on stage by Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, each wearing #MeToo and Time's Up shirts, and they all burst into a rendition of Lesley Gore’s "You Don't Own Me" cover. You can check out her monologue via Gossip Cop.
Chastain is currently promoting her new film Molly’s Game directed by Aaron Sorkin. The movie is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, who was arrested for her involvement in an exclusive, high-stakes poker ring. Chastain’s role as the title character earned her a 2018 Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Many experts also predict the film will earn her a third Academy Award nomination, following her 2012 Best Supporting Actress nod for The Help and 2013 Best Actress nod for Zero Dark Thirty.