Jessica Chastain Says Taylor Swift Made Her ‘a Breakup Playlist’ After Their First Meeting at the Met Gala

Jessica Chastain Says Taylor Swift Made Her 'a Breakup Playlist' After Their First Meeting at the Met Gala


The actress, 46, discussed the special gift from the singer on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’


Jessica Chastain Says Taylor Swift Made Her 'a Breakup Playlist' After Their First Meeting at the Met Gala

Jessica Chastain has Taylor Swift to thank for getting her through a past break-up.

On Friday, the Scenes from a Marriage actress, 46, revealed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that Swift, 34, sent her a break-up playlist after the pair met for the first time at the 2011 Met Gala.

“We were both sitting next to each other … and she was so sweet,” Chastain, 46, told host Jimmy Fallon, also explaining that it was the first time she had been invited to the annual fashion event.


She continued, “I just went through a break-up and I was talking to her about that, and we went and danced together — it was such a fun night.”

“And then the next day, I had an email from iTunes that said, like, ‘Taylor Swift’ or whatever, and I just thought that it was a Taylor Swift album,” continued Chastain, before adding that she discovered Swift, “had made me a break-up playlist that she sent me! Isn’t that the sweetest thing?”

“What are you kidding me? That’s unbelievable!” Fallon, 49, responded.

“I know! And here I thought it was like a Taylor Swift advertisement,” added Chastian. “And she had, like, curated all these break-up songs to send me to help me get through my break-up.”



Although Chastain did not detail who the 2011 break-up was with, she went on to meet her future husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo a year later 2012. The pair have been married since 2017.

Chastain’s has continued to support Swift in return over the years, as Fallon shared on the show a photo of her visiting the singer backstage with friends at her Eras tour earlier this year.

“I was in Mexico City and she was touring there and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to Taylor’s concert,’ ” Chastain explained of the photo.

“This is my assistant Ali and she is like, obsessed with Taylor Swift and it was like the best day of her life. And I met Taylor, she’s actually really sweet,” she added.

Chastain can next be seen starring with Peter Sarsgaard in the upcoming film Memory, written and directed by Michel Franco. The film follows Sylvia (portrayed by Chastain), a social worker whose life is blown open when Saul (Sarsgaard) follows her home from their high school reunion, opening up doors to the past.

“It was so much about how this woman has been calcified by life and is only really moving through the world using trauma as a shield to prevent anyone from getting close,” Chastain told IndieWire of the film in September.

The film was nominated for the top honor of the Golden Lion at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, and Sarsgaard, 52, also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his work in the project.

Memory is released in theaters nationwide on Dec. 22.