The Help Star: "Wait Till You See My Boobs in the Movie!"

Jessica Chastain reveals the "gross" diet that made her "soft and curvy"

By Marc Malkin Aug 10, 2011 2:00 AMTags
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Jessica Chastain is lookin' so buxom beautiful in The Help.

Unlike costars Emma Stone and Viola Davis who say they gained some unwanted weight from all the southern food they ate while filming in Mississippi, Ms. Chastain purposely packed on the pounds.

Wait till you read how she did it...

In the movie, a Civil Rights era drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name, Chastain plays Celia, the town's unwelcome newcomer who happens to remind locals of Marilyn Monroe.

"I had to be soft and curvy, so I ate a lot of soy," she recently told me. "Soy helps you become curvy because it has estrogen in it. So what I would do—and this is really gross—is buy cartons of soy ice scream, microwave it and drink it. It was disgusting, [but] wait till you see my boobs in the movie."

Chastain, most known for playing Brad Pitt's wife in this year's Tree of Life, ended up putting on about 15 pounds. "It was like a form of torture because you put on all this weight and then you're in the South where it's really hot and muggy and you're putting on girdles to suck you in," she laughed.

Luckily, getting back to her usual size wasn't too hard. "I do a lot of yoga," she said. "I'm also vegan, so that helps. I lose weight really quick."