Rebecca Davison for MailOnline
Jessica Chastain looked incredible when she was pictured leaving the Hotel Martinez in Cannes during the 70th annual Film Festival on Thursday.
It’s the star’s third day in France as she has scooped a coveted role on the official jury panel.
The 40-year-old looked naturally beautiful as she stepped out wearing a simple black vest top tucked into matching trousers.
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Jury service: Beaming Jessica Chastain wore all black ensemble and designer shades to leave her hotel ahead of judging duties at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday
She flashed a peep of her scarlet pedicure in monochrome wedges and wore a selection of thin necklaces.
Beaming as she walked along, Jessica hid her eyes behind a pair of designer sunglasses.
Her flame-red hair, which was styled into loose curls contrasted beautifully against her black ensemble.
Simple but chic: The 40-year-old looked naturally beautiful as she stepped out wearing a simple black vest top tucked into matching trousers
She carried the ultimate in arm candy in the form of a new Louis Vuitton handbag.
The popular star was mobbed as she made her way to her next destination, happily posing for selfies with waiting fans.
It was announced last month that Jessica and Will Smith were to join the esteemed Cannes jury panel alongside Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade and Cannes president Pedro Almodovar.
Shady: Jessica hid her eyes behind a pair of designer sunglasses as she posed for selfies with fans
Happy: She flashed a blinding smile as she made her way past a host of fans
Ahead of her appearance, the Zookeeper’s Wife star – who boasts 2.3M social media followers – tweeted:
‘Im so excited to hang with these incredible artists! #Cannes2017.’ [sic].
She will also join Will, X-Men star Fan Bingbing, actress Agnès Jaoui, director Paolo Sorrentino, German writer-director Maren Ade, filmmaker Park Chan-wook and composer Gabriel Yared on the jury.
Winning at life: It’s the star’s third day in France as she has scooped a coveted role on the official jury panel