The first photos of Jessica during the EE British Academy Film Awards are added in our gallery. Come back later for more additions!
On her Official Facebook Page Jessica took a minute to talk about some rivalry crap media (and sorry to say, fans as well) are creating:
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.
Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film xxjes
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.
The latest issue of People magazine features some of Oscars nominees on their portfolio and Jessica Chastain is one of them. She was photographed last January 08 and has Chaplin on her lap, which makes the picture even more adorable. Check the full sized scan in our gallery, courtesy of Fashion Scans Remastered.
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:
While I’m still trying to get the site properly updated, I went ahead and added over 300 additional HQ pictures of Jess at the SAG Awards last January 27. Check the previews below and go to our gallery for the full set:
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 had a busy day yesterday. She attended the Oscar Luncheon in the morning, made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (update is coming later on) and she also attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar Nominees celebration night. First pictures are added, but stay tuned for more.
Also nominated for best actress, Zero Dark Thirty star Chastain — who was wearing Givenchy and Christian Louboutin — flew into Los Angeles from New York on Sunday night to attend the Oscar nominees luncheon and THR’s party on Monday night.
“I’ve heard so much, what a great year it is for women in cinema, women in film, but to be honest, in my opinion, I believe a great year for women in film is just a great year for film,” said Chastain, who stars as a CIA operative who is vital in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. “So it’s very exciting to be a part of that year in film.”