Jessica Chastain doesn't have to imagine. She's lived it.
And she's telling us all about it. Read on for the hunky-filled details…
First up, Pitt: Chastain costars with Hollywood's hottest father of six in Tree of Life.
She smiled when asked about what it's like locking lips with Pitt but isn't sure what audiences will see. "I haven't seen the latest cut, but we do play husband and wife," she said at the Glamour and Louis Vuitton event in Beverly Hills, before quickly warning, "We didn't have a sex scene. There was no sex scene."
That's probably a good thing. "To be honest, when I first found out it was Brad Pitt [in the role], I was like, ‘I don't know how I'm going to do this movie and not just giggle the whole time,'" Chastain admitted.
She, obviously, got through it. "There's nothing about him that wants to be on a pedestal," Chastain said. "He's just one of the guys, which makes him even cooler. Brad Pitt is very annoying because he's...perfect!"
Things got a bit steamier between Chastain and Hardy in the recently wrapped Prohibition-era drama The Wettest County in the Country. "I play this gun moll from Chicago who meets these three brothers and has a romance with Tom's character," she explained.
Yup, there are sex scenes. "The thing about Tom Hardy is he more brilliant than he is hot," she said. "It's crazy. He's actually a better actor than he is hot—and he is hot!"
Next up for Chastain is the release of the movie adaptation of the bestselling novel The Help (more on that later), plus her first trip to this year's Cannes Film Festival (which kicks off today) with Tree of Life and Take Shelter with Boardwalk Empire star Michael Shannon.
"I have a fitting tomorrow," she said about picking out dresses for the film fest. "I don't have to choose just one dress, because I'm going with two films! I get to wear more than one!"