Archive for the ‘Photoshoots’ Category
We added a few additional outtakes of Jessica’s Marie Claire photoshoot she did last year.
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:
I added a new photoshoot Jessica did while promoting ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, thanks to Annie.
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
V Magazine released some pictures of their January cover featuring our girl, and the pics are amazing! Check it in our gallery, plus the article in our press archive:
Acting is about the art of reinvention and transforming oneself into a character. To become someone else—to lose oneself in the guise of another—is, in many ways, the most thrilling part of what an actor does. The alchemy involved in that process is mysterious—a melding of mind-set, physical presentation, and the magical relationship between the actor and the person he or she is portraying. Since all cinematic characters are initially created by writers and directors, actors are the ultimate muses. They give life to other people’s words and vision.
In the past two years, Jessica Chastain has seemed to go from nowhere to everywhere, reincarnating in movie after movie. She was a devoted mother in The Tree of Life; a loud, libidinous Southern belle in The Help; an Israeli Mossad agent in The Debt; and, more recently, a CIA analyst determined to track down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, which is in theaters on December 19, and a black-haired punk-rock chick in the frightening fantasy Mama (due out January 18). “I never want to get bored,” Chastain told me over coffee in early November. It was cold, and her delicate frame was nearly swallowed by a large leopard-print scarf. She was wearing no makeup, and her wavy red hair was loose. It was just four days after Chastain’s debut on Broadway in The Heiress, in which she plays a socially awkward virgin. “I wear a prosthetic nose,” Chastain said, sounding delighted. “I learned how to put it on myself.” She patted her nose. “I like the ritual. I love wigs, I love costumes, I love anything that will get me into the character.” [Read More]
Jessica Chastain strips down the January 2013 issue of GQ UK Mag. Despite sizzling in the GQ shoot in leopard print underwear – and no underwear – Jessica said that British people seem to have a major problem with redheads.
You Brits are usually so mean to your redheads. Why is that? In America it’s seen as a good thing. Look at Julia Roberts – she’s cool, right? I was working in Thailand and I’d be walking down the street and people – British people – would stop the car and scream, “ginger!” at me.’
Next up for Jessica is the release of the highly anticipated Zero Dark Thirty where she stars as a desperate CIA agent hunting for Osama Bin Laden. (In cinemas Jan 25th 2013)
Marie Claire’s website has published part of the article of their current issue, featuring Jessica on cover. You can read it on our press archive. Also, the beautiful photo shoot can now be found in the gallery:
We just added some additional outtakes of Jessica’s Vanity Fair spread in our gallery. She looks absolutely gorgeous in this shoot. They are slightly tagged, but they are still worth the watch.
Jessica Chastain, star of Lawless, embodied an eccentric English duchess in our September 2012 cover shoot with Mario Testino.
Thanks to lovelies Claudia and Haylie!
I have a nice treat for you today. My friend Kayla came across a beautiful new photo shoot and donated it to us. I have no information on date or publication, but the pictures are really gorgeous (haven’t seen it before). Check it:
Once again, remember giving us a link back when reposting on forums or tumblrs.