LA Times published this week a new interview with Jessica, following the upcoming release of The Martian and Crimson Peak. I also added in our gallery the portrait that accompanied the article.
In “The Martian,” in theaters Oct. 2 and based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, Chastain plays the leader of a NASA expedition to Mars who accidentally leaves a crew member (Matt Damon) behind and then spearheads a mission to go back and save him. Think a 21st century “Robinson Crusoe” on a planet millions of miles away, with Damon as the stranded castaway and Chastain heading up the rescue party.
A firm believer in deep research, Chastain — who grew up in Sacramento and studied acting at Juilliard — threw herself into learning everything she could about space exploration before embarking on the film, meeting with scientists and astronauts at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. “The inner geek in me went wild,” she said.
“Crimson Peak,” which hits theaters Oct. 16, shows off a far darker aspect of Chastain’s range. The actress plays Lady Lucille Sharpe, a mysterious woman with a twisted family secret who, along with her brother (Tom Hiddleston), lures a young author (Mia Wasikowska) to their crumbling, haunted estate in England for less than wholesome purposes.
Though Lucille is ostensibly the film’s villain, Chastain approached the character from a place of profound empathy, reading graveyard poetry and watching films like “Rebecca,” “Misery” and “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” to get in the proper mind-set. “I’d never played anyone who was so intensely lonely,” she said. “I don’t see Lucille as a monster. I have compassion for how she became what she is.”
To read the full interview, head over the LA Times website.
Last Saturday (01) Jessica attended a press conference for The Martian at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, and I have a few pictures added in our gallery.
Legendary has published on their official site a recap of Saturday’s Comic-Con visit, and this pretty pictures of Jess (and Tom!) has been added during the autograph signing. You can check everything on legendary.com.
A few more HQ pictures of the “Legendary” panel at Comic-Con has been added. More pictures to come as soon it surfaces!
The Legendary panel at Comic-Con is about to start, and we have the first pictures of Jessica at the press line for interviews. She has made quiet a few with co-stars Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska, and you will find everything here later. Come back later for more pictures!
We have now almost 100 HQ pictures added in our gallery from yesterday’s Wimbledon Cocktail Party. Some amazing pictures with Cinderella’s Lily James and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie has been added, as some other solo shots. Thanks to my friend Haylie for some donations.