Despite the smiles and old Hollywood glam, Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain may have been concealing quite an ugly truth at the Oscars this year.
It is being reported that the night before the actress stepped out onto the Academy Awards red carpet (in arguably the best looking gown of the night) her late and reportedly estranged father, Michael Monasterio, was being laid to rest.
New York’s Daily News reports that Monasterio, a rock musician, died of bronchitis complications at the age of 55 on Feb. 5. He was laid to rest on Saturday in Sacramento, CA. A source said that Jessica had no plans to attend the memorial in the first place.
The report has dredged up some dark rumblings in the actress’ past on what was supposed a be a weekend of celebration for her…
But that might not be the entire story. In fact, Chastain has never officially acknowledged Monasterio as her actual biological father.
“He is not on Jessica’s birth certificate. There are no photos of Jessica and Michael together. Given all of the facts, there are no plans to attend,” a source close to the Oscar nominee told the outlet.
According to reports, Jessica, her mother and her younger sister, Juliet, moved away from Monasterio when the actress was only four-years-old.
In 2003, Juliet committed suicide at the age of 24. Jessica has never spoken publicly about it in the past.
All of these dark details coming to light have terrible timing following Jessica's loss in the Best Leading Actress category to Jennifer Lawrence.