What Jessica Chastain Bought With Her First Big Paycheck

That’s what Parade Magazine did ask to Jessica this week. Her answer?

You didn’t find success in Hollywood right away. Did you ever feel discouraged?
There were years of being discouraged. I didn’t have any luck when I first moved to L.A. I was in casting rooms with beautiful, tall, tan, blond ­women; I kept being told I didn’t look modern. But when I read the description for my character in Tree of Life, it said, “A woman who looks as though she’s from another time.” I thought, “Here we go!”

What did you buy with your first big paycheck?
A custom couch for my apartment in L.A. I actually don’t spend a lot of money on things. I still drive my 2006 Prius!

GQ Spain and Ciak Italy Scans

Jessica is featured on both December/January issues of Ciak magazine, and on January issue of Spanish GQ.

Ciak readers choose the best of 2012 and Jessica was chosen the best actress with 28% of all votes, with Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway being the 2nd/3rd place, and this was published on January issue. Back in December they compare Jessica with Claudia Cardinale, an Italian movie icon. And GQ featured her on the “girl of the month”. Check all scans in our gallery.

Sony Head Responds to Zero Dark Thirty Torture Criticism

Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal responded today at Academy member David Clennon, who on Friday denounced the movie for “[promoting] the acceptance of the crime of torture, as a legitimate weapon in America’s so-called war on terror” and “makeing heroes of Americans who commit the crime of torture.”

“Zero Dark Thirty does not advocate torture. To not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate. We fully support Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal and stand behind this extraordinary movie. We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in AMPAS as a platform to advance their own political agenda. This film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an Artist’s right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is. While we fully respect everyone’s right to express their opinion, this activity is really an affront to the Academy and artistic creative freedom. This attempt to censure one of the great films of our time should be opposed. As Kathryn Bigelow so appropriately said earlier this week, ‘depiction is not endorsement, and if it was, no artist could ever portray inhumane practices; no author could ever write about them; and no filmmaker could ever delve into the knotty subjects of our time.’ We believe members of the Academy will judge the film on its true merits and will tune out the wrongful and misdirected rhetoric.”

Via Deadline

New photos added

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:

Box Office Report: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Beating ‘Gangster Squad’ for No. 1

Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is beating period mob pic Gangster Squad at the Friday box office, opening up the possibility of a weekend victory for the controversial film.

Box office observers say Zero Dark Thirty — about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden — could gross $23 million to $24 million for the weekend, if not more. The movie, which has been playing in a limited run since Dec. 19, earned five Oscar nominations on Thursday, including one for best picture.

Gangster Squad, from Warner Bros., is projected to open in the low $20 million range based on Friday matinee business, in line with expectations. Heading into the weekend, observers predicted a close race between the two films.

The Hollywood Reporter

More Pictures of Critics Choice

I have added over 200 new HQ pictures of Jess last night at the Critics Choice Awards, as you can see in the previews below. Enjoy!

Critics Choice Awards 2013 – Acceptance Speech

If you didn’t see Jessica last night at the Critics Choice awards, you can watch her acceptance speech now in the video just added to our archive. Also I have HD screen captures added, thanks to my friend Brianne, and you can find it in the gallery.

Critics Choice Awards 2013

Jessica looks gorgeous in a Prada dress while arriving the red carpet at the 2013 Critics Choice Awards. She won the Best Actress award for her work on Zero Dark Thirty, so, congratulations Jessica!

Check some pictures in our gallery:

David Letterman and Kelly & Michael Videos Added

It took me a while but finally you can find in our video archive the interviews Jessica did this week to David Letterman and Kelly & Michael, both promoting Zero Dark Thirty. Screen captures on both videos are up as well in the gallery.

Jessica made sure to tell Letterman that “Zero Dark Thirty” isn’t a documentary, which seems people may have forgotten. Also it was cute her begging for not going to jail. Click on the images to be directed to our video archive – and the videos itself.

A huge thanks to my friend Haylie for recording Kelly & Michael for us.

Jessica Chastain Receives Her Second Oscar Nomination

The nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards are announced as we speak – and Jessica Chastain just received one for Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty. Huge congratulations for Jess for this well deserved nomination.

Zero Dark Thirty also received nominations for Original Screenplay and Best Movie.