January 7th, 2015
In a controversial interview to Australian Women’s Weekly, Russell Crowe stated that “woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40, 45, 48 still wants to play the ingénue, can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old.”
Last night, during a chat with Cosmopolitan on the red carpet, Jessica responded it.
I think Russell keeps getting his foot stuck in his mouth,” she said with a laugh. There are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films, and for someone to say there are plenty of roles for women that age … [that] is not someone who’s going to the movie theater.
[There’s] a huge difference between male roles and female roles, and there are a lot of great actresses out there that I wish I could see in more films.
How can one not love her?
January 5th, 2015
Yahoo Style published today this photoshoot featuring Jessica and Oscar Isaac, in order to promote A Most Violent Year.
Chastain has been hailed as a director’s darling, a chameleon-like talent who can shape shift into any character. So when Chandor was casting about for a male lead he solicited Chastain’s help. She immediately suggested Isaac, a fellow Julliard School graduate who was a virtual unknown until he made his star turn in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewellyn Davis in 2013. “We had never acted together in school— he was a few years behind me— but I always wanted to do something with him,” she says.
Their thespian chops are on full display in A Most Violent Year. The film may be subtle (the violence is mostly alluded to), but both give powerhouse performances. Chastain is razor sharp as the cigarette-smoking, ice queen while Isaac, who said it was hard to grasp the part (“I know nothing about business and the heating oil business seemed so boring…”), nails it as a conflicted man struggling to obtain the American Dream.
Read the full article at Yahoo Style
January 5th, 2015
W Magazine released today their Movie Issue covers and best performances from 2014, and Jessica is one of them!
She’s featured inside in a picture taken by Tim Walker, and is, once again, quoted talking about gender equality in Hollywood.
Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year and Interstellar
“The part I play in Interstellar was originally written ?for a man. It was about a father and son, rather than a father and daughter. When Christopher Nolan, the director, switched the gender, I don’t think much about the character changed. And that shows you that Hollywood could easily take more chances with female characters: Men and women aren’t that different.”
January 2nd, 2015
Jessica and her A Most Violent Year co-star Oscar Isaac talked with USA Today about their movie.
Back when she was a drama student at the Juilliard School in Manhattan, Jessica Chastain wasn’t what you’d call a connoisseur of the boozy party scene.
“I wasn’t very tortured. But I was very obsessive about work, which I still am,” says the 37-year-old, two-time Oscar nominee, who graduated from the Lincoln Center campus in 2003. “A lot of people went to (bars) and I think I went one time during school. I wasn’t really a partier.”
Her classmate Oscar Isaac was markedly similar. “The first time I had alcohol I was 25 or 26. I was well into Juilliard,” he says. “I didn’t see the city much.”
Their first year at school, they had to perform monologues for the entire drama department. Chastain did Helen of Troy. Isaac noticed her. It wasn’t reciprocated until later.
“I can’t remember the first time we met. It wasn’t like this magic moment of, ‘Who is that man?’ ” she says.
Isaac, 34, pretends to be hurt. “Maybe a little bit,” he nudges her.
Read the full interview USA Today’s website and a second interview/article can be found here.
January 2nd, 2015
Jessica is gracing the cover of Glamour UK February 2015 and we have added the magazine scans in our gallery. The magazine is on newsstands right now (digital and in stores) so be sure to pick up your own copy!
Jessica Chastain “I want to play intelligent women”
In the past few years our cover star has become one of the most sought-after names in Hollywood. She talked to us about her perfectionist tendencies, karaoke and why there needs to be more women in the film industry.