Watch: Nina West and Ginger Minj Chat 'Tammy Faye' with Jessica Chastain

Sunday September 19, 2021

(l to r) Nina West, Jessica Chastain, Ginger Minj
(l to r) Nina West, Jessica Chastain, Ginger Minj  (Source:Jessica Chastain: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The tables have turned for some of our favorite drag queens as they evolve from contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race" to celebrity interviewers. Nina West and Ginger Minj each sat down with Jessica Chastain to talk about her buzz-worthy role in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

"Michael Showalter's dramatic retelling, based on the documentary of the same name is a fascinating look at a very misunderstood woman," wrote film critic Kevin Taft for EDGE.

"Chastain loses herself in Tammy Faye, consistently smiling, hiding her pain, and emitting the adorable giggle she was famous for," continues Taft in his assessment of the film. "While the makeup and prosthetics are momentarily distracting, you quickly forget about it as you get entranced by her award-worthy performance. You literally can't look away. She's that good."

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Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) will soon be co-starring in the national tour of "Hairspray," but stepped back into his alter ego for this special conversation.


Ginger Minj, who made it to the finals of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6" but , also got some one-on-one time with Chastain to talk about her transformational role in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."