Jessica Chastain reveals Taylor Swift made her a ‘breakup playlist’ after Met Gala meeting

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Every girl needs a breakup playlist, and who better than Taylor Swift to make one for you? Jessica Chastain can attest to this, as she shared this memorable experience during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The 46-year-old actress revealed that Swift, 34, created a breakup playlist for her after the two 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 on Friday, December 15, noting that it was her inaugural invitation to the annual fashion event. She went on, “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.”

‘To help me get through my break-up’

“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,” Chastain continued, but to her surprise, Swift “had made me a break-up playlist that she sent me! Isn’t that the sweetest thing?”

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

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


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‘I’m going to Taylor’s concert’

While Chastain didn’t delve into the details of her 2011 breakup, she did find love with her future husband, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, a year later in 2012. The couple tied the knot in 2017.

Since her Met Gala meet, Chastain has stayed a true Swiftie over the years. Fallon then shared a photo on the show of Chastain visiting Swift backstage with friends at her Eras tour earlier this year. Explaining the photo, Chastain said, “I was in Mexico City, and she was touring there. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to Taylor’s concert.’ This is my assistant Ali, and she is obsessed with Taylor Swift. It was like the best day of her life. And I met Taylor; she’s actually really sweet.”