10/06/2014 09:45 EDT | Updated 10/06/2014 09:59 EDT

Jessica Chastain Sports Lingerie For Interview Cover


Jessica Chastain poses for her sexiest photo shoot ever for Interview's Oct. 2014 issue wearing a mix of lingerie and the latest fall trends.

On the cover the "Zero Dark Thirty" actress sports a black velvet dress with a slit up to there that reveals her stockings. The inside photo spread is even hotter: the 37-year-old Oscar nominee models lace bras and goes nearly topless.

But even though the clothes are gorgeous, it's the "Interstellar" star's face that makes our knees quiver. From showing her vulnerable side to displaying a ton of confidence, the actress' facial expressions are a study in acting.

In the interview, which was conducted by Mindy Kaling, Jessica explains her method.

"I try to connect with people," she says. "And so if someone around me is suffering, I'm going to feel it. I'm going to take it in and have compassion for them. Yes, maybe I will cry along with them, but not out of weakness. It's out of empathy. When I was playing the character in Zero Dark Thirty, I had such empathy for this woman who was trained to be unemotional, who was in a field where she had to lock away most of who she was until she didn't even know who she was anymore. Women in politics actually cannot show emotion. They've been trained. Obama can cry, but Hillary can't because then all these commentators will say she's weak. And we as women should be, like, "Actually, what's so wonderful about us is that we do have compassion for other people, and we do have empathy and we feel things deeply." We should be able to express that."

Check out more of Jessica's photo shoot here.

She's so lovely:

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