JESSICA CHASTAIN in GQ Magazine, UK January 2013 IssueJessica Chastain is ready to settle scores with those junior high school boyfriends who didn’t like her as a tomboy. She shows them what they’re missing in a sizzling photo spread in British GQ magazine.

Chastain, 35, says she was such a tomboy growing up she still feels uncomfortable being viewed as a sex symbol.

“I always find sex scenes embarrassing. But at times they are necessary – I get that,” she tells the magazine. “It’s a huge compliment when someone says you’re attractive, especially when I was such an awkward kid – I was very tomboyish, with very short red hair, running around with cowboy boots on.

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“So when someone tells me I’m a sex symbol I’m like, “what?”. But I’ll take what I can get. That’ll teach all those boys back in Juinor High!”

“In fact, I hope my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated for one month and who broke up with me at the Valentine’s Day Dance – I hope that boy reads this article,” she says.

He probably has and probably does.

Chastain is promoting her latest film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film about the hunt and final capture of terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

“This film will make news. We all think we know how it ended. We don’t. And this movie is about how it really ended. It is shocking,” she says.

Chastain plays a CIA agent who devotes her life to tracking down the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people.

In the interview, she empathized with the life of a secret agent. “When I first read the script, I was blown away by this woman. The sacrifices she made and what she had to do,” she says. “Listen, I know being in the CIA is a lot more important that being an actress, but I do feel some empathy with the loneliness: you give away yourself.’

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