Welcome to Jessica Chastain Network, the original and most complete fansite dedicated to Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain.
You may know Jessica from her roles in movies as Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Mama, Lawless, or the acclaimed Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty and The Help.

Jessica has first appeared on the public eyes during 2011 Cannes, when a very shy and beautiful redhead was being guided by Brad Pitt and Sean Penn on the red carpet. In a few months her career exploded, with seven movies being released in sequel and her first Oscar nomination coming right after. Today, it's nearly impossible you never have heard about her.

Our goal is to provide fans an up to date source for Miss Chastain with news, a comprehensive content, and a picture gallery with over 30.000 paparazzi free pictures and counting. Thank you for visiting!
8
Dec

Once again Jess was featured in an Italian magazine, this time is December issue of Myself, and as always we can count with our friend Claudia for scanning and translating the article for us.

She brings her granny to the carpet. She cries when they compliment. She’s californian but she can’t swim. But in the tougher movie of the year Kathryn Bigelow wanted her only.

She says she’s still elaborating: “Today on set with actors who yesterday were myths to me”. She swears she is patologically shy: “In Cannes for The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn hold me by hand: calm, smile. But I always become red. I believe I’m the most shy person on a red carpet”. And probably the only californian girl in the world who admits to have never learnt how to swim. However, Jessica Chastain, in her 35, is the actress of the year and she will be on 2013 as well. Time put her on the list of the hundred most influential people of 2012. In the latest two years she did 14 movies. For The Help she was nominated for a Oscar as best not protagonist actress. The Tree of Life won the Palm D’Or in Cannes.

And now she is here in the most waited movie, Zero Dark Thirty (now out in the USA, on screen by 10th January in Italy) by Kathryn Bigelow. The reconstruction of Osama Bin Laden killing, in which Jessica plays a CIA agent. It was due to come out before, but the president elections stopped it. Rebublicans said it would have been a certain victory for Obama. [Read more]

8
Dec

Jessica got her second award for Zero Dark Thirty, this time given by The Boston Online Film Critics Association.

She was chosen Best Actress, and as happened on National Board of Review, Zero Dark Thirty got the awards for Best Picture and Best Director as well.

Congratulations!

8
Dec

The true-life tale of the tracking and killing of Osama bin Laden is depicted with intensity in director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and the ensemble drama’s Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and Kyle Chandler explain how seeing the final cut of the film carried an incredible emotional punch.

“The movie allows us to move on, I think,” Chandler tells ET’s Christina McLarty. “It shows us what happened, and how it went down, but it also takes a part of all of our lives this last decade. … At the very end I truly felt like I could exhale and go, ‘Okay, that’s over with, what’s next.’ And I think that’s really important.”

In theaters December 19, Zero Dark Thirty details the against-all-odds black ops mission to capture or kill the terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks – and the 10-year hunt to find him. Discovered in a compound in Pakistan, the Al Qaeda leader was targeted by Navy SEAL Team 6 in a deadly, high-stakes raid and killed on May 2, 2011.

“We think we know what happened, there’s a lot we don’t know, and you go in there with the people who do it,” says Clarke of the film. “It’s a very emotional piece because we’re all connected to what happened in the world.”

“I was very surprised that there was a woman at the center of it all — and then I was upset at myself that I was surprised about it,” recalls Chastain, who plays the CIA analyst who anchors the hunt for bin Laden. “She doesn’t have a neurosis, and she’s not mentally ill. She’s just capable and intelligent and she stands on her own, and I think she’s a perfect representation of this generation of women. And to work on that film with Kathryn Bigelow, it’s just beyond an honor.

8
Dec

Two days ago Jess was busy in New York promoting “Zero Dark Thirty”. I have some pictures of her arriving/leaving the NBC studios, and plus some beautiful (but sadly low quality) pictures of the Lunch to celebrate the movie that was done later. Check it:

Thanks to Dea, Claudia and Carol for the Today Show HQ’s.

7
Dec

V Magazine released some pictures of their January cover featuring our girl, and the pics are amazing! Check it in our gallery, plus the article in our press archive:

Acting is about the art of reinvention and transforming oneself into a character. To become someone else—to lose oneself in the guise of another—is, in many ways, the most thrilling part of what an actor does. The alchemy involved in that process is mysterious—a melding of mind-set, physical presentation, and the magical relationship between the actor and the person he or she is portraying. Since all cinematic characters are initially created by writers and directors, actors are the ultimate muses. They give life to other people’s words and vision.

In the past two years, Jessica Chastain has seemed to go from nowhere to everywhere, reincarnating in movie after movie. She was a devoted mother in The Tree of Life; a loud, libidinous Southern belle in The Help; an Israeli Mossad agent in The Debt; and, more recently, a CIA analyst determined to track down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, which is in theaters on December 19, and a black-haired punk-rock chick in the frightening fantasy Mama (due out January 18). “I never want to get bored,” Chastain told me over coffee in early November. It was cold, and her delicate frame was nearly swallowed by a large leopard-print scarf. She was wearing no makeup, and her wavy red hair was loose. It was just four days after Chastain’s debut on Broadway in The Heiress, in which she plays a socially awkward virgin. “I wear a prosthetic nose,” Chastain said, sounding delighted. “I learned how to put it on myself.” She patted her nose. “I like the ritual. I love wigs, I love costumes, I love anything that will get me into the character.” [Read More]

6
Dec

Today morning director/producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal, along with cast members Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke, was at Today Show to talk about the film “Zero Dark Thirty”. You can watch the interview below:

5
Dec

THR just reported that The National Board of Review has named Zero Dark Thirty the best film of 2012. The movie also earns awards for director Kathryn Bigelow and actress Jessica Chastain.

More to come…

The Film Stage has the full list of winners, so you can check here.

5
Dec

Jess is pretty busy this week, and I have a few more pictures added of all her events attendances. Last Monday she was in a few Q&A’s in New York City and I have pictures of her arrivals, plus additional (and gorgeous) high quality pics of the photocall done yesterday.

Thanks to Dea and Carol for the pics.

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