‘George & Tammy’ Star Jessica Chastain Reveals Which Country Music Singer She’s “Obsessed” With

'George & Tammy' Star Jessica Chastain Reveals Which Country Music Singer She's "Obsessed" With

Jessica Chastain is currently portraying country music icon Tammy Wynette in the miniseries George & Tammy. But the Oscar-winning actress revealed she recently met a current queen of country music, and the singer clearly made an impression.

Jessica spoke to Audacy’s 103.7 KSON in San Diego about her role in the new miniseries. She explains that she feels very protective of Tammy Wynette, “I just love her. I love what she stood for…I visited her resting spot many times in Nashville and every time I go there’s more pictures that fans have drawn of her, and cards from families, and pictures from grandchildren. It’s really a testament to the incredible woman she was.”

The hosts of John & Tammy in the Morning ask, “You have a dinner party, there are 6 people at the party. Who is at the table?” Jessica agonizes over the question. She says, “I want it to be a wild dinner party.” The actress finally settles on her George & Tammy co-star Michael Shannon, French actress Isabelle Huppert, Oscar Isaac (who starred with Jessica in Scenes from a Marriage), Anne Hathaway, and artist George Condo. That leaves one spot, and Jessica chooses country music superstar Miranda Lambert. And, it turns out, the two have met before.

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Jessica Chastain and Miranda Lambert at the 2022 CMA Awards

Jessica tells John & Tammy, “I met Miranda Lambert at the CMAs and she offered me bourbon in a red solo cup, and I ‘m obsessed with her. She would be a fun addition to the party. It has to be people that are going to bring it, you know?”

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Jessica and Michael presented the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award to Luke Combs

We’d certainly love to get an invite to this party! In the meantime, we’ll be catching up on George & Tammy on Showtime. New episodes air stream every Friday on the Showtime app and Paramount+ with on-air releases scheduled for Sundays at 9 P.M. on Showtime.