Jessica was photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, in a session named “Jessica Chastain: Transformer“. Check images added in our gallery, plus a excerpt of the article.
On the last Friday of summer, at 10:30 in the morning, Jessica Chastain was waiting on the steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. She was wearing a diaphanous cream-colored dress that nearly matched her pale skin and very high sandals. Her shoulder-length red hair was pulled back—and, except for her electric blue toe- nail polish, she looked like she could have just stepped out of a 19th-century painting. We were meeting to see the glorious John Singer Sargent show, an intimate collection of large portraits that the artist made of his friends. Had she lived in the late 1800s, it would be easy to imagine Chastain, with her anachronistic beauty, being a favorite of the painter’s. Like the actresses, dancers, and artists he loved and admired, Chastain is sophisticated, dramatic, and a bit mysterious. She has not, as many actresses do, sought to define herself by playing a particular sort of woman. Since bursting onto the scene only four years ago, Chastain has portrayed, among other remarkable characters, a sex bomb from the wrong side of the tracks in The Help, for which she received an Oscar nomination; an obsessive CIA agent on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty—for which she got another nomination; and a quietly scheming wife in last year’s A Most Violent Year. This month, she takes on the roles of a heroic spaceship commander in Ridley Scott’s The Martian and the diabolical Lady Lucille Sharpe in Crimson Peak, a gothic romance with horror overtones directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Seeing Chastain on the steep steps of the Met made me think of her break-through moment, when she appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011 for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. She had made the film a few years earlier and could not have anticipated the impact of that debut. “It was a long wait,” Chastain told me, as I reminded her of the red-carpeted steps that lead up to the Palais du Cinéma theater. In Cannes, she looked beautiful but terrified: She was wearing a canary yellow chiffon strapless gown, and her costars, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, appeared to be holding her up. “They were!” Chastain said, as we made our way into the museum. “I would have fainted without them. When I see a picture from that premiere, I seem happy. But that was, actually, a kind of acting. In my head, I was thinking, I have no idea what I’m doing here, and I don’t belong.” Chastain paused, as if taking stock of how drastically her world has evolved. “Cannes was when my career was born. I made it through the fire to the Palais, and it changed my life.”
Read the entire article at W Magazine.
Scans of Radio Times magazine, containing the interview previously mentioned in our post, has been added to the gallery.
Jessica made an appearance on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show on Friday (September 25) while she was in London to promote ‘The Martian‘ alongside her co-star Matt Damon, actor Bill Bailey and artist The Weeknd. The official stills and HD screencaptures can be found in our gallery and we added the full interview – in 4 parts – in our video archive.
Jessica attended this Thursday (24) in London the European premiere for The Martian. She was joined by co-stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara, among others, and looking divine in Elie Saab Haute Couture dress and Piaget jewelry. Enjoy over 300 HQ pictures added in our gallery:
Photos of Jessica this Monday (21) at the Metropolitan Opera’s 2015-2016 season opening night performance of ‘Otello’ held at The Metropolitan Opera House has been added. She was looking stunning wearing Ellie Saab and spotting her new bob hair cut. Check the pictures:
Yesterday Jessica attended the Ralph Lauren fashion show during the New York Fashion Week, and I have a few pictures added.