For this year’s awards season, The Envelope brought together a unique group of actresses, including rising stars breaking through to the next level and established stars breaking out into new roles and challenges, each earning some buzz for their current films.
Participating in the conversation were Jennifer Aniston from the small, personal drama “Cake” (opening in December); Emily Blunt from the musical “Into the Woods” (opening Christmas Day); Jessica Chastain from the recently released space epic “Interstellar” and the December drama “A Most Violent Year”; Gugu Mbatha-Raw from the historic drama “Belle,” which opened in May; and Shailene Woodley from June’s young adult love story “The Fault in Our Stars.”
On The Envelope website you can watch videos (unfortunately can’t be embed) from the interview, plus excerpts of the conversation moderated by Times film writers Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen.
I watched it twice and one time on the airplane and I was sniveling and sobbing. (laughter) Because, you know what, airplanes make you more emotional and it was really like I was loudly crying, and I didn’t realize it because I was wearing the headphones and someone told me and I was like, “Oh, my God!”
Jessica, to Shailene Woodley, about ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
Jessica Chastain visited Conan Show this Wednesday (12) to promote her new film Interstellar and once again she delivered an adorable interview. And, of course, she talked about her Grandmother’s affair with Matthew McConaughey:
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Yeah. I thought that was the biggest goal of her life, you know, that picture of Al Pacino. There is one man who has passed Al Pacino in my grandmother’s heart and that’s Matthew McConaughey. CONAN: He’s such a charmer. I bet she went nuts. JESSICA CHASTAIN: He flirted with her like I’ve never seen. They met at a screening of “Interstellar” and my grandmother was so starstruck, “I want a selfie, Matthew.” She then proceeded to do a photo shoot in front of everyone. Like you stand there, and she just started taking pictures of Matthew. CONAN: I’m impressed she does selfies, a grandmother who does selfies? JESSICA CHASTAIN: Except she wasn’t in the selfie.
Excerpt by TeamCoco.com
Check the video in our archive, and screencaptures in the gallery.
Earlier this week, IGN.com has published an interview they did with Jessica in which she talks about Captain Marvel and The Martian:
Matt Damon is playing the lead in the film. And I’m playing an astronaut who tries to rescue him. I’m really excited to work with Ridley. I’ve always loved his work – ever since Alien with Ripley. He’s incredible and I love the worlds he creates. Also after I saw the film [Interstellar] I thought ‘Wow it’s such a great film – that would have been amazing – I want to wear wires now and be an astronaut.’ And then right after I saw it I got a call that said would I be interested in playing an astronaut. It happened all in line!
Jessica Chastain on ‘The Martian’
Variety reported today that Actors on Actors Conversations are coming to be shown on PBS SoCal. The interview show features one-on-one conversations between actors and actresses including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain in discussion with one another about their craft and films.
Four episodes of the Variety Studio series will air, starting on December 21 at 7 p.m. Subsequent episodes are set for Sunday, December 28 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on January 4 at 7 p.m. WNET in New York will also air the series, which will be distributed to PBS stations around the country in January. The videos will also stream on Variety.com beginning November 18.
Featured conversations will include: Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) with Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) with Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Josh Brolin (“Inherent Vice”) with J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”) with Gugu Mbatha Raw (“Belle”), Eddie Redmayne (“Theory of Everything”) with Laura Dern (“Wild”), Witherspoon (“Wild”) with Michael Keaton (“Birdman”), Hilary Swank (“Homesman”) with Tilda Swinton (“Snowpiercer”), Keira Knightley “(The Imitation Game”) with Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”), Jessica Chastain (“A Most Violent Year & Interstellar”) with Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”), David Oyelewo (“Selma”) with Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”), Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) with Felicity Jones (“Theory of Everything”), Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”) with Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”), Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”) with Ralph Fiennes (“Grand Budapest Hotel”), Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”) with Emily Blunt (“Into The Woods”), and James Corden (“Into The Woods”) with Kevin Costner (“Black and White”).
Jessica and Mark Ruffalo? I’m a little bit dead right now, excuse me while I fangirl…
Marie Claire published this interview with Jessica, to promote Interstellar, in which she talks about the film’s mind-bending special effects – the film is estimated to have cost $160m -, blackholes and the joy of working with Michael Caine. Watch it:
Jessica was guest once again at Good Morning America yesterday (03), to promote Interstellar. She talked a little bit more about her reaction when watching the film for the first time:
First, I was bawling like a baby. I knew when I read the script that visually it would be unlike anything I had ever seen before. Christopher Nolan is amazing at that. Inception, The Dark Knight Rises. It’s about space, but it’s so much deeper than that.The space scenes are incredibly realistic!
You can find the video in our archive, plus tons of pictures added in our gallery of Jessica arriving, beautiful, in her Roland Mouret dress. Enjoy!
Last Friday (Oct 31) Jessica was guest star at UK show ‘The One Show’, in which she appeared to promote Interstellar. You can find now the video up in our archive (edited to cut the not-Jessica-related parts) and screen captures at the gallery:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Him/Her) (2014)
Drama Release: October 10th, 2014
Role: Eleanor Rigby
DVD: Not released yet PHOTOS | MORE INFOThe Color of Time | Forever Love (2014)
Drama Release: October 27th, 2014
Role: Mrs. Williams
DVD: Released in UK PHOTOS | MORE INFOInterstellar (2014)
Drama Release: November 7th, 2014
Status: On theaters PHOTOS | MORE INFOA Most Violent Year (2014)
Drama Release: December 31, 2014
Role: Anna Morales
Status: Next on theaters PHOTOS | MORE INFOMiss Julie (2014)
Drama Release: 2015
Role: Miss Julie
Status: Post-production PHOTOS | MORE INFOCrimson Peak (2015)
Horror Release: October 16, 2015
Role: Lady Lucille Sharpe
Status: Post-production PHOTOS | MORE INFOUpcoming / Rumoured
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