Crimson Peak Set Report: What is Going Down in Allerdale Hall?

Jessica Chastain is Lucille Sharpe

Lucille is Thomas’ older sister. “I see her as someone who actually has suffered a lot.” Chastain noted the scars on her face and back and further explained, “She had a very difficult life that she’s come from and so all she’s trying to do is preserve her happiness, because she’s a woman who’s had little happiness in her life.”

del Toro gave his cast extremely thorough character biographies and Chastain opted to share a few details from hers. She read, “‘Positives: Loyal, determined, intelligent, meticulous, decisive, observant, eloquent, artistic, passionate, sensitive, delicate, protective, unwavering. Negatives: Insular, narcissistic, violent, domineering, possessive, agoraphobic, germaphobe, vengeful, jealous, manipulative, depressive, demanding, suffocating. Secret Dreams: To never leave Allerdale Hall.’ He goes even into descriptions like, ‘Likes: The smell of good tobacco, the taste of very bitter chocolate.’”

In addition to all the character details that del Toro gave her, Chastain also did a good deal of research on her own. She recalled watching Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Misery. “I love the idea of someone being helpless and also Kathy Bates in Misery, I actually feel for that woman when I watch the movie because you think like, ‘God, she’s so pathetic.’ And there’s something about her, she actually just wants love, so I tried to surround myself with films like that.”

Even though Lucille certainly isn’t a hero in the movie, Chastain still needed to empathize with the character and believe in what she was doing. “If someone is your everything in life and the only reason for happiness, you’re gonna be possessive of it, because to lose that is to die. I don’t see that as a negative thing in her because any negative quality that she has, everything comes from love.” She laughed and added, “Everything she does is to give love and to receive love. She might be going about it the wrong way.”

At one point in the film, Lucille plays a lullaby on the piano and Chastain was kind enough to play it for us on a keyboard she had in her trailer. And, for what it’s worth, Chastain also cryptically teased, “[Lucille] doesn’t believe in ghosts.”

Read the full report at Shock Till You Drop website.

Collider Interviews Jessica On Set of “Crimson Peak”

Collider has published this great on-set interview with Jessica on the set of Crimson Peak. Check some excerpts below, also a new production stills and a behind-the-scenes picture in our gallery:

While I’ve done a lot of on-set interviews over the past decade, the group interview with Jessica Chastain on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak was extremely unique. Not only did we speak with her in her trailer, we got to watch her play her character’s lullaby on a small piano and met her extremely cute dog. Let’s just say, this is not the norm for on-set interviews.

During the interview Chastain talked about being able to pick her role, why her trailer was covered with disturbing images, her character’s backstory, her character’s hair and the wigs she had to wear, collaborating with del Toro, and so much more. Crimson Peak opens October 16th.

Question: So we heard that Guillermo approached you and said, ‘Here’s the script, take a look, whatever you want’ and then you decided that you wanted to be the antagonist.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Yeah.

His quote was that you’re a smart girl.
CHASTAIN: [Laughs].

What was it about the role that got you?
CHASTAIN: Well, first of all, I just wanted to do anything with Guillermo [Del Toro]. He was the first person I met with on Mama, that was the first meeting I had on the movie, and I remember I’d just got into a motocross accident, it was right when Tree of Life and everything had just come out; I was in crutches going into this breakfast meeting with Guillermo and he’s like, ‘I want you to do this movie’ and it just made me laugh so much that I was getting all these offers for these really sweet wives and he wanted me to play this punk rock girl wannabe in a horror film and I thought, ‘Well that’s a guy who thinks outside the box’ so I really liked that. I loved collaborating with him on Mama, he was the producer, and just wanted to do anything with him so when he sent me the script it was kind of just like, ‘Ok, what’s your next project?’ and then when he sent me this I think I gravitated towards Lucille [Sharpe] because as an actress I always want to play the roles that I haven’t played before and I always try to go for as different from me as possible, and Lucille is out of anything I’ve ever played the most different. It’s really far out there and it took a lot, the first three weeks were really difficult for me because I was shooting this and A Most Violent Year –J.C. Chandor’s film– at the same time flying back and forth, and I was very afraid. We’ll see, who knows, when you guys see the movie you can decide. I was very afraid that I wasn’t gonna quite get there on this.

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Crimson Peak: Full Trailer #2

A new trailer for the most anticipated horror film of the year, Crimson Peak, was released today. The haunted house pic stars Wasikowska as an aspiring author torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation for a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her tragic past, she gets swept away to a house where things aren’t exactly as they seem.

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures will release “Crimson Peak” on October 16, and stars Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.

“Crimson Peak” Motion Poster

Check the new Crimson Peak motion poster! The new trailer will be released tomorrow.


Piaget Possession: Behind the Scenes

Piaget has released the behind-the-scenes video of Jessica campaign as Piaget Brand Ambassador for the Possession Jewellery. Check screen captures and more photos in our gallery, and the video added in our media archive.

‘The Huntsman’ – Sam Claflin Returning as William

The Huntsman, which is already being filmed in Surrey (England), is getting new additions to its already great cast. Sam Claflin was just reported to be reprising his role as William on this ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ prequel, TheWrap is reporting. He’s joining Jessica, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron.

The sequel expands the universe established in the first film to reveal how the fates of Eric the Huntsman (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron) intersected before they met Snow White (Stewart).

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct from a script by Frank Darabont, who strengthened earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth returns to produce, while Palak Patel will executive produce.

The Huntsman is scheduled for a release on April 22, 2016.

New (old) Photoshoot

Three new pictures from the photoshoot Jessica did to Harper’s Bazaar last year has been added in our gallery:

(Scans) Empire Magazine

Back in March, Jessica attended the Jameson Empire Award 2015 and the magazine has on its June issue a highlight of the event, with a small interview of Jessica, Henry Cavill and Christopher Nolan. Check scans added in our gallery.

‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala – First Look

Here’s a first look at Jessica at tonight’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “China: Through The Looking Glass” rocking a Givenchy golden dress.

More pictures coming later, check the first ones in our gallery, thanks to Kaci.

Jessica Chastain Interview for Madame Figaro

A new interview was published this weekend on Madame Figaro website, in which Jessica talks about being the new Piaget international ambassador. She also talked about feminism, and you can read the (web translated) interview below.
Also, the two HQ Piaget promotional images are now added in our gallery.

Jessica Chastain: “Each role devours me from within”

The unclassifiable icon has emerged in Hollywood with radical choices. In real life, the flamboyant ambassador for Piaget advocates for women and fervently supports the candidacy of Hillary Clinton to the White House. Meet the hyperactress.

True incendiary bomb ticking, Jessica Chastain was a winding path before exploding with Zero Dark Thirty, a film that has permanently installed at the top of the Hollywood pyramid. Now inevitable, she appeared in Interstellar and A Most Violent Year, two surprises of 2014. The autumn 2015 promises to be as exciting with Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian. But this curious and Francophile eternal claimed also takes the time to breathe in other lands. Became the muse for Yves Saint Laurent perfume Manifesto, she was recently appointed international ambassador for Piaget Possession ring for her, created in 1990 and revisited this year (to discover in the new flagship Piaget, 7, rue de la Paix ). So, Paris is the city of his elective affinities. Installed in following an elegant, Jessica Chastain received us smiling because she knows that France returns his affection hundredfold.

Madame Figaro. – What do you like about the French brands?
Jessica Chastain. – I like all French culture. And it is a great honor to have been chosen to represent the Piaget Possession ring. I love it. For as long as I wear rings, I have always been part of those who turn them constantly. And it’s amazing how well it lends this ring – it’s a real toy! It relaxes me, it’s like a talisman that I can not part with it.

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