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Jessica Chastain 'Could Never Be a Model'

11/08/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

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Though she looked pretty darn model-y in amethyst Oscar de la Renta at the Hollywood premiere of The Help (left), Jessica Chastain says she can’t compete with the pros.

“There are some dresses that are so beautiful, the detail is so magnificent, but I can’t give them the justice they deserve,” she tells ASOS magazine. “It’s tough because I’m never going to look better than a catwalk model in a dress,” she continues. “I’m not a model, I could never be a model.”

Despite these self-professed shortcomings (she’s only 5-foot-4), the redhead beauty says she still loves fashion. “I always loved [it],” she laughs. “I just couldn’t afford it.”

Flash forward five years, and the star, who also appeared in this year’s The Tree of Life alongside Brad Pitt, has a healthy appetite for the stuff. “I absolutely adore [Louis] Vuitton,” she gushes. “I went to the show last year and it was such a celebration of the female body” — something she says she knows a little about. On the Mississippi set of The Help, “we would work all day, then go and eat because we had to gain weight,” she explains. “All of your clothes get too tight … But there’s something really sensual about being heavier, you feel like a painter’s muse.”

Justine Harman

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