January 16th, 2015
Jessica attended yesterday the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards that took place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. She was nominated as best supporting actress for her work on A Most Violent Year and also received the very first Most Valuable Player award, celebrating the diversity of roles she did in 2014.
And talking about diversity, Jessica delivered a very moving speech – after all the blacklash The Academy received for its lack of diversity on this year’s nominations – talking about diversity in Hollywood.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. So it’s got me thinking about our need to build the strength of diversity in our industry and to stand together against homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and racist agendas. I’m an optimist. And I can’t help but feel hopeful about the future of film, especially looking at all these beautiful people in this room. Martin Luther King Jr. said, our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. And I would like to encourage everyone in this room to please speak up.
You can check over 200 HQ pictures (on our first batch) in our gallery:
January 16th, 2015
In late November, while she was on a brief break from promoting her film Interstellar, Chastain phoned Dolan at his home in Montreal to talk about growing up among women, the intoxicating power of James Cameron, and Mommy, Canada’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Hi, sweetheart! This is the first time I’ve ever been on this side of an interview. The first time we properly met was in New York, but I saw Mommy at the Cannes Film Festival this year and I was so blown away. I tweeted, not even really expecting anything, how much I loved the film, and then you and I had a very funny exchange.
XAVIER DOLAN: Should we have a recollection of that?
CHASTAIN: I think people should know how charming you are. I think we should tell them, first of all, that you’re my beard. Is that correct?
DOLAN: [laughs] There’s an awards season coming, and if I’m a part of it, I’m going to need a beard!
CHASTAIN: If you ask me, I am there for you, babe, 100 percent, but you have to take me to dinner first. Do you remember the video you sent me?
DOLAN: Celine Dion—is that it? I first sent you “Take You” by Justin Bieber, and then I deleted it because I was ashamed. How provincial of me, to send you our national treasure. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion—generations of Canadian national gems.
Go to Interview website to read the full interview.
January 15th, 2015
Jessica appeared last Tuesday (13) on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a very funny (as usual) interview to promote A Most Violent Year. On it, the host brought out an “old commercial,” which the two of them filmed together for Wrigley Gum back in 1983. OK, well it’s not actually real, but the point still stands. And pretty much the clip is the most inappropriate, but hilarious of Jimmy Kimmel’s skits to date.
In the parody video, the two teach us plebs the proper way to chew a piece of gum—or manage the “load”. Jessica, who is dressed in a ridiculous retro outfit, scrunchie and all, shows what not to do with the gum. However, she soon learns how to properly handle the load in her mouth, and begins to do fun activities with a mustached Kimmel.
Check the full video in our archive, screen captures added in our gallery, and also high quality promotional images thanks to Claudia.
January 12th, 2015
The face of perfection. That was Jessica Chastain last night when graced the red carpet in Atelier Versace and Piaget jewelry. Jessica was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her work in A Most Violent Year (which award goes to Patricia Arquette), and for sure now it’s listed in all ‘best dressed’ lists from all the internet.
We have the first batch of pictures (there’s a lot more to come!):
January 12th, 2015
Good luck to Jessica tonight! She looks stellar in Versace. Check back later for more pictures!
January 11th, 2015
Busy as always when we’re talking about awards season, Jessica attended this afternoon in Los Angeles the 2015 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch, held at at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. She was accompained by boyfriend Gian Luca, and wearing a Michael Kors dress and amazing Piaget jewels. Check the pictures:
Be sure to follow us tomorrow on Twitter for the Golden Globes coverage.
January 10th, 2015
Jessica is gracing the cover of this saturday’s Telegraph UK Magazine. The magazine cover, photoshoot outtakes and official BTW photos have been added in our gallery. An excerpt of the interview can be found below.
After a slow–burning start to her career, Jessica Chastain is on fire. Interview by Celia Walden.
In the corner booth of a clattering beachside restaurant in Santa Monica, California, Jessica Chastain is playing dead. Her pupils are static, and beneath her grey cashmere jumper her diaphragm has stopped moving. ‘You see how I pufed out my chest and just held it there?’ she says, pinging back to life with a smile. ‘It’s actually quite hard.’ A dead body in a pilot for a goingnowhere TV show called The Evidence was one of Chastain’s first roles – memorable because ‘there was no acting at all. I was literally just lying there on the street in San Francisco in the cold and the rain. Six months later they brought me back to lie in the street again, but even then I never thought, I need to do a diferent job. I was still so excited about it.’
Eight years on, Chastain, 37, is in two Oscar–contending films, Christopher Nolan’s dystopian sci–fiepic Interstellar and JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year (for which she is up for a Golden Globe tomorrow), was on the cover of a recent Time magazine and is the face of an Yves Saint Laurent fragrance. Since we last met two years ago she has won a Golden Globe and been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Maya, the intrepid CIA agent in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. I am expecting her to have developed a hard shell of success and to have lost the easy, high–school giggle I found so appealing the first time I interviewed her. I am wrong. Chastain arrives alone; she is open and speaks with such a nerdy enthusiasm for A Most Violent Year that she trips over her own words trying to describe what playing Anna Morales – the flinty wife of a heating–oil company proprietor – meant to her.
Read the full interview at the Telegraph’s website and be sure to also check out their BTS slideshow.