(Watch) Jessica on Le Grand Journal

Jessica appeared on Le Grand Journal last December 19. Watch it:

The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 by The Playlist

The Playlist ranked on their website the 21 best performances in 2014, and they listed Jessica Chastain among them, under the #8.

8. Jessica Chastain – “A Most Violent Year”
The wife of the kingpin in a crime movie often feels like an afterthought or a nagging counterpoint to an antihero and inspired by Dick Cheney of all people, Jessica Chastain’s Anna in “A Most Violent Year” puts her would-be good-guy husband to shame. She’s a force of nature, threatening to do what her well-intentioned spouse can’t (or won’t) with a terrifying energy and a solid Brooklyn accent. She hands out goody bags and shoots a pistol with equal aplomb, and Chastain’s performance ensures that she’s never out of control, even while Oscar Isaac’s Abel feels events spiraling beyond his control. What’s most remarkable isn’t the performance itself; it’s that Anna falls alongside the variety of roles Chastain has taken on in 2014: the brittle title character in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby;” her strong, sensitive Murph in “Interstellar”; and her unhinged aristocrat in “Miss Julie.” Any one of those could have stood out in another year, and her prescence in all four makes us question what everyone else is doing with their talent and time.

Five Questions to Jessica and Oscar Isaac

USA Today invited Jessica and Oscar for their five questions session, during A Most Violent Year press round.

The Wrap – Actors Issue

Jessica is featured on November 26th issue of The Wrap (aka The Actors issue). The feature is called “Her again?” talking about another great year she’s having.

… When she went up for the Brad Pitt film State of Play, the word she heard back was blunt: “An unknown will never be cast opposite Brad Pitt.”
“I felt like a failure,” Clastain told The Wrap recently. “It was a year of getting really close and then not booking the job. Someone told me. ‘At one point someone is going to take the leap on faith with you – and once that happens, you’re going to get everything/ At the time I didn’t believe it, but once I started booking things, it was non-stop.”

Oh, and four months after Chastain was told that an unknown would never be cast opposite Brad Pitt, Pitt was cast opposite her in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

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First Look: Jessica Chastain in “Crimson Peak”

Entertainment Weekly published on this week issue the first official look of Jessica on Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak! To the magazine, Jessica talked a little about the film:

It was really draining, emotionally and spiritually. The experience took more out of me than enything I’d ever done. When I finished I had to take some time off.

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“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

The DVD/Blu-Ray release date for ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby‘ was announced. It will be available on digital download on January 23, 2015 before heading to DVD, Blu-Ray™ and On Demand February 3, 2015. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray™ include bonus films, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HER, giving the consumer the complete picture of the story as it was intended to be seen. The film has a running time of 123 minutes and is rated R for language.

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Read the full announcement on Awards Circuit.

Jessica talks “A Most Violent Year”, “Crimson Peak” and more

In a new interview to Indiewire, Jessica talks about A Most Violent Year, the crazy press schedule for Interstellar, her love for Crimson Peak… and all before flying to Budapest to shoot The Martian. Busy bee!

With “Interstellar” you did the biggest press tour you’ve ever done in your life.
I never had a press tour like that. I’ve never been in a movie that big. We had four premieres. And each city we went to we had TV junkets and it was a complicated thing for me to talk about. You’re not supposed to give away spoilers. It was an interesting experience. It’s such a huge press tour for a film that you’re not really allowed to talk about.

You shot “A Most Violent Year” while you shot “Crimson Peak,” right?
Oh my gosh. Flying back and forth to Toronto. I don’t think I’ll ever repeat that. I’m glad I did it because if I hadn’t done it, I would never have been in this film, and I love it so much. Wait until you see “Crimson Peak” because these characters are so different. I’m the English governess in it. A completely different energy.

You use a lot of interviews as a platform to demand for better roles for women in film, but it’s clear you’re managing to find them. Is it just luck?
I’m lucky. When I speak out I’m not doing it from a selfish place because I get incredible opportunities. I get incredible roles and experiences with these wonderful filmmakers. I’m speaking out as an audience member who is going to the cinema and noticing there’s a problem here because I don’t see women being represented. I don’t see Asian-American actresses begin represented. I don’t see women in their 60s being represented in film. I want to see incredible actresses like Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe in movies. There are these really fantastic actresses out there, but there are so few opportunities.

You’re one of the most outspoken actresses working in Hollywood today. Did you have a really strong female role model growing up?
For me, it’s more like, I always root for voices in society. There are groups of people that have, growing up, felt like they don’t have a voice. And I don’t think that’s right. I recently did an interview with, and I love him so much, Xavier Dolan, and he said that beautiful thing at Cannes about Jane Campion. He said that growing up as a gay man, he kind of connected to women because of a need to be heard. Everyone wants to be seen and to be heard. And that’s what I want to fight for. That’s why I talk about Asian American actors or African American women. I’m an audience member first, and when I go to see a movie, I want to see the voices of everyone.

Read the full interview at Indiewire’s website.

Jessica receives London Film Critics Nomination

The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony and, once again, Jessica received a supporting actress nomination for her work in A Most Violent Year – which got another nomination to Kasia Walicka-Maimone for Technical Achievement Award in costumes.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Marion Bailey – Mr Turner
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Agata Kulesza – Ida
Emma Stone – Birdman

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 18 January 2015 at The May Fair Hotel.

Jessica receives “Critics’ Choice” Nomination

The nominees for 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards were revealed and Jessica was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her work in “A Most Violent Year“, alongside the already announced MVP in Films. It was the only nomination for Jessica and for A Most Violent Year, but Interstellar received 7 nominations including Best Young Actress to lovely Mackenzie Foy, Best Cinematography and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

The show will be broadcast live on A&E from the iconic Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9PM!

InStyle January 2015 – Photoshoot