Chastain, 35, has racked up an impressive number of prizes for her portrayal of the humorless, laser-focused CIA operative Maya, representing, to Chastain, “the fanatical behavior to catch a fanatic,” in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. To date, she’s taken home best actress awards from the National Board of Review, the Broadcast Film Critics Association London Film Critics Circle, a Critics Choice award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. She’s also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award, a BAFTA and an Oscar.
“I think the X factor of the character that she plays in this movie is the drive and dedication and tenacity that was staggeringly effective,” says Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow, who partnered again with screenwriter Mark Boal after their last Oscar-winning film, The Hurt Locker. “It just is a testament to her range as an actor and an artist.”
The video of Jessica appearing on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is added in our archive as well as the HD screen captures.
Jessica tops the box office with two movies.
New horror pic Mama and holdover Zero Dark Thirty — both starring Jessica Chastain — easily topped the Friday box office with $10.1 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
From Universal, Mama is projected to gross a stellar $30 million for the four-day Martin Luther King weekend. Zero Dark Thirty should gross an impressive $18 million for Sony and director Kathryn Bigelow.
Jessica stopped by yesterday on “Today Show” to promote “Mama”, and you can watch the video below:
The day after winner her first Golden Globe Jessia attended a Question and Ask session for “Zero Dark Thirty” at the ArcLight Theatre. Sorry for missing this before, but we now have the photos added in our gallery.
Jessica stopped by the Today Show yesterday morning to promote “Mama”. We added the photos of Jessica outside the studio and inside the studing during the interview in our gallery.
Update: I apologize for reporting that Jessica was on Good Morning America but she made an appearance on the Today Show.
The first photos of Jessica outside the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon studios are added in our gallery.
Here are the first pictures of Jessica tonight at the Jimmy Fallon show. Come back tomorrow for more coverage.
Jessica is part of 2013 W Magazine’s Best Performance:
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
“It’s easier to do an action scene than a love scene. I love fighting. When the camera’s not rolling, I’ll usually punch some of the actors, just for fun.”
Jessica did a Q&A this week with SAG, and you can watch it below:
Thanks Talia for the heads up!