One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Jessica Chastain looked like a living doll at The American Theatre Wing's 2012 Annual Gala in NYC Monday night.
To match her light colors and subtle look, Jess wore her gorgeous red locks off to the side in waves, showing off her fresh face.
The Broadway babe is in town getting ready for her play The Heiress, which debuts on October 6.
By the looks of style (above), she's ready to glam up that stage!
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