There’s an international feud a-brewin’ between one of Hollywood’s hottest A-listers and two of Italy’s most discerning nobles. Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain recently revealed that her in-laws, the Count/Countess parents of husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, may hate her guts.
While chatting about very long and very quiet dinners with the Passi de Prepusolos, Chastain told Jimmy Kimmel that her mother-in-law is often frustrated by how much she, a vegan, refuses to eat. Without red meat, fish, bone broths, or cheese, Chastain says there’s not much is left for her to be served apart from pasta fagioli. These frustrating dietary restrictions, Kimmel suggests, may be at the root of the Count’s/Countess’ extended silences.
“Do you think they hate you?” Kimmell asks her.
“Maybe. Maybe that’s why it’s so quiet,” Chastain responds with a laugh.
While I can’t speak for Count and Countess Passi de Preposulo—1) because we’ve never met, and 2) because I don’t speak Italian beyond the three pages of common phrases in the back of Rick Steves’s Italy—I find it hard to believe that anyone whose name literally means “peacemaker” would be so petty.
Jennifer Hudson is on the cover of February’s Cosmopolitan UK and tells the magazine that despite her tremendous fame, success, and wealth, she’s still frequently treated like someone who couldn’t possibly have access to the finer things in life.
“There have been several situations where I get on a plane and [the air steward] assumes that I’m [meant to be] in the back of the plane. That happens a lot. I’m like ‘No, my seat is up there [in first class], thank you’.
“People also assume that my home belongs to my white driver, Charles. One time, I was having something moved into my house and they wanted to know where to put it. I said, ‘There.’ [The removal man] just stood there. When Charles came in, he asked him, ‘So where would you like these things?’ Charles said, ‘She said she wanted it right there. You’re talking to the wrong person.”
“I defy all the odds being African American, living in a wealthy neighborhood and being a working mom,” she adds. “It’s so ignorant. Race is just one of them. I face them all.”
SPOILER: she avoids everything but plain yogurt.
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