18 January 2013 1:21 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

"Mama" isn't exactly the type of movie we're used to seeing Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain in. Then again, the Jessica Chastain we see in "Mama" is what we're used to either.

For the horror movie from executive producer Guillermo del Toro, Chastain slipped into an entirely new persona, donning a short black wig and covering her arms in tattoos.

When MTV News spoke with Chastain about the look, she walked us through the development of her character, Annabel, and the real-life inspiration for her signature style.

While Annabel may only be a wannabe punk, Chastain and her director, Andy Muschietti, found inspiration in Crystal Castles lead singer Alice Glass.

"It's on the page that Annabel plays punk, and she plays bass in a punk band. She's not like Lisbeth Salander. She's not hardcore, full-on. She's like the girl who went to community college, hangs out with her friends, loves punk music, »

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