Our video archive have been updates with the full coverage of Jessica appearing alongside Craig Ferguson on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. We previously added segments of the show but now we have Jessica’s entire appearance. We have split the main interview in two parts because it’s over 20 minutes long and we also added the Watch What Happens Live After Show which aired online after the main show. The screencaptures can be found in our gallery as well.
Jessica Chastain’s new film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, is more a labor of love than a love story. First-time director Ned Benson has essentially created three separate films exploring the deterioration of a relationship from two different perspectives: his and hers. (The combined stories come together in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, out September 12; while the Her and Him versions will be released in October.) Chastain, the film’s lead and producer, is also Benson’s ex and was one of the first people Benson pitched the idea to 10 years ago.
Thanks to Chastain’s Academy Award nomination for Zero Dark Thirty and a slew of other critically acclaimed movies, the project was able to gain momentum — even after the two split.
Ahead, the actress opens up about what went into the project, her love for Isabelle Huppert, and how she’d kill Game of Thrones’ Cersei.
From Andrea: You’ve talked about the dire need for more women in film – i’m curious if you’ve considered producing/directing?
I produced this! If I can champion a filmmaker with a great idea and help get a movie made, then I’m all for it.
CBS News – First came “Him,” then came “Her,” and now comes “Them.”
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are starring in the new romantic drama “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” the third and final entry in a trilogy of films about a married couple living in New York.
“Him” and “Her” were both released in 2013 to rave reviews, which prompted newcomer writer/director Ned Benson to put together an unplanned third film, “Them,” focusing on the couple as they try to mend their relationship following a major event.
“It’s when you love someone so much but you don’t know how to communicate with them or fix them,” Chastain explained to CBS News in a recent interview.
McAvoy said he was drawn to the project by the questions the story poses.
“Can you change as a couple and some people, some couples can’t, and it’s just really really hard to not believe that love endures then,” the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star said.
Watch the video above to see the actors describe what is like working together on set.
Chastain can also be seen in a new interview airing this weekend on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” is now playing in select theaters.
Our video archive was updated with Jessica’s interview on Today Show:
Last night Jessica attended followed by actor James McAvoy and director Ned Benson a screening followed by a Q&A of their new film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them. You will find now HQ pictures of the event added to our gallery.
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” opens in theaters in New York and LA today and September 26 nationwide. Her/Him opens on October 10.