Welcome to Jessica Chastain Network, the original and most complete fansite dedicated to Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain.
You may know Jessica from her roles in movies as Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Mama, Lawless, or the acclaimed Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty and The Help.

Jessica has first appeared on the public eyes during 2011 Cannes, when a very shy and beautiful redhead was being guided by Brad Pitt and Sean Penn on the red carpet. In a few months her career exploded, with seven movies being released in sequel and her first Oscar nomination coming right after. Today, it's nearly impossible you never have heard about her.

Our goal is to provide fans an up to date source for Miss Chastain with news, a comprehensive content, and a picture gallery with over 30.000 paparazzi free pictures and counting. Thank you for visiting!
22
Jan

The portraits of Jessica during this years’ Critics’ Choice Award and Golden Globe Awards are added in our gallery.

12
Nov

Vogue has released the photos Jessica did for her December cover shoot, and it looks amazing! All pictures are based on famous paintings like Félix Vallotton’s 1924 Le Retour de la Mer, Anders Zorn’s 1899 portrait of Frances Folsom Cleveland, Vincent van Gogh’s La Mousmé or René Magritte’s La Robe du Soir. You can find the pictures in our gallery, scans and article will be up as soon we get our own magazine copy.

21
Aug

While we wait for Toronto Festival to start (and finally see some new Jess pictures around) I have a great update today. Added 18 HQ pictures of that photoshoot Jessica did to People magazine earlier this year. Check it:

22
Jul

I have added some gorgeous new pictures (and also the same ones we already have but in color) of that beautiful photoshoot Jess did to Madame Figaro. Check it:

7
Mar

We added a few additional outtakes of Jessica’s Marie Claire photoshoot she did last year.

11
Jan

Additional pictures of a portrait session Jessica did last year to THE WRAP was added to the gallery. I loved the only picture I was able to find back in time, and I’m glad to see more pics from this set. Check it:

22
Dec

I added a new photoshoot Jessica did while promoting ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, thanks to Annie.

20
Dec

As the overstressed beating heart of “Zero Dark Thirty,” a CIA analyst named Maya who relentlessly chases after the hated phantom that was Osama bin Laden, Jessica Chastain is at times steely, at times shattered, potty-mouthed but somehow girlish, touchingly lonely but scrutinized by the entire spy agency’s hierarchy.

To get to her character’s essence, Chastain used her preferred technique, which is more methodical than Method. “Every project I start I make lists, and the first one is what everyone [in the film] says about the character, and what they say about Maya is she’s a killer.”

In an extended sense, that’s certainly the literal truth about the woman the screenplay calls Maya, the book by SEAL team member Mark Owen (realsurname Bissonette) calls Jen and the CIA brass apparently call overemphasized. (The Washington Post recently described how thereal-life operative was denied a rise in rank and pay, speculatively for drawing too much attention to herself. And yet the agency has not denied the script’s contention that the female analyst, bucking a certain degree of internal doubting and inertia, was the push rod of the effort to find and, yes, kill Bin Laden.) For screenwriter Mark Boal’s part, he told The Times, “I’m thrilled with how Jessica captured the dedication and sacrifice of CIA officers. In reality, as in the film, some of them do have big personalities.”

It says much about her character’s central role in the story that despite all the film’s awards buzz — and media wrangling about its gripping torture sequences— the most talked-about moment in the movie comes from a comic beat of sorts. It happens when Maya, who’s been placed in the corner during a tense meeting to pitch a raid on Bin Laden’s compound to the CIA director (James Gandolfini as, unmistakably, Leon E. Panetta) pipes up unexpectedly with an obscure if useful fact about the terrorist’s hideaway. When the boss queries, “Who are you?” she replies with an expletive, “I’m the … who found this place — sir.”

Though Chastain has never met the woman she portrayed, she knows where the language came from. “Maya was a girl that people said looked like a girl. She didn’t look like a woman, you know? And then I thought, ‘Ooh, that’s something really interesting to latch on to,’ that when at first you don’t understand what she’s capable of, you dismiss her immediately. Her voice even, there’s something girlish. Then, also, I’m told that there’s a truck driver mouth. Perhaps because people dismiss her when they first see her, she needed people to listen. So you shock them.”

Read the rest of the article at The Envelop



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