Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jessica to talk about her career and of course “Zero Dark Thirty”.
For the second year in a row, the actress Jessica Chastain is Oscar-nominated for a performance in a film that is also a best picture Oscar nominee. Last year, she was a best supporting actress nominee for The Help, which was joined in the top category by another film in which she starred, The Tree of Life; this year, she is a best actress nominee for Zero Dark Thirty, for which she has already won the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress and Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama. And, for the second year in a row, she has starred in films that were number one and number two at the box-office in the same weekend. Last year, The Help and The Debt proved to be blockbusters; this year Zero Dark Thirty and Mama were big hits.
With a critical and commercial track record like that, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the delicate-looking but ferociously ambitious 35-year-old redhead is now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. Her mentor Al Pacino recently told Roger Ebert, “I never saw in my career, in my entire time doing this, anyone in the business who’s not a household name yet, but so sought after as her.” So how did Chastain celebrating her recent coronation as a member of Hollywood’s A-list? By performing in eight shows a week as the title character of The Heiress on Broadway.
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As previously announced here, Jessica sat with New York Times for another Times Talks chat. Check video below, and screen captures in our gallery:
ET caught up with Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain at the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show in New York City on Thursday, getting the Academy Award nominee to dish on her red carpet style and what she might be wearing to the Oscars.
“I think my sense of style is all about embracing silhouettes from the past, especially feminine silhouettes, and making it modern. I love the actresses of the 1940s and ’50s and ’60s, and I think Calvin Klein does do that. [Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein] Francisco [Costa] designed my Golden Globes dress and I really felt it was like Rita Hayworth — the silhouette — but he made it very modern and striking and interesting”
As for what Chastain has in mind for the Oscar red carpet, she told us, “I’ll probably wear color. I won’t be the wallflower at the Oscars — that’s for sure.”
Jessica was guest yesterday at the Katie Couric Show in an amazing interview about life, work, co-stars, love and much more. Jessica was so adorable, that is near impossible you don’t fall in love with her instantly. My dear friend Haylie kindly recorded the video for us, and now you have it up in our media archive (it’s split in two videos separated), and screen captures in our gallery as well.
The Film Society hosted a panel with Jessica at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater in New York earlier this week. We added some photos of Jessica during the panel and you can watch the full panel below in case you missed it.
Earlier this month LA Times has published a 30 minutes video interview with Jessica about Zero Dark Thirty, in which she talks about how Megan Ellison approached her for the role, and how she feels about playing strong women. To watch the video, just click in the image below, to be redirected to LA Times website, and check the interview in our press archive. Also, check some cute screencaptures I uploaded to the gallery.
Once again, Time has published their list with the Oscar 2013 Great Performances and Jessica is, of course, one of them. For this year’s Great Performances portfolio, TIME asked fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to take portraits of 11 actors, all of whom appeared in 2012 films that captured key moments in history, and several of whom portrayed real-life people.
Jessica Chastain – Performance: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (Oscar nomination, Best Actress)
“Because we’re playing characters that really exist, it was important to show the utmost respect when portraying them,” says Chastain, who has never met the real-life inspiration for Maya, the CIA tracker who hunts bin Laden.
Check below the video and also screen captures in our gallery:
Jessica was guest last night on Jay Leno show, in the same night as Hugh Jackman, to a very nice interview about Zero Dark Thirty and her Oscar nomination.
Jess explained she was unable to make the 2012 luncheon due to rehearsing Zero Dark Thirty in Jordan, but she was excited to be there yesterday.
‘It was a special moment this afternoon when they called my name and I went up – it’s like a class graduation. Hugh helped me up the stairs and I got to stand by him in the picture.’
‘She gave me some great advice actually,’ added Hugh. ‘Because I was standing next to the Oscar statuette, standing there for about three minutes, I said “Jessica, it’s taking all my willpower not to put the bunny ears on the Oscar.”
‘And she said: “That’s hilarious. Don’t do it.”
Watch the interview below, and also screencaptures added to the gallery:
Jessica is guest today at the Ellen Degeneres Show, check back later for video and captures.
Jessica was on BBC Breakfast this morning and here’s the interview she did to Charlie Stayt: