What a nice surprise! Jessica made the Time’s 2012 100 Most Influential People in the World list. Every year they pick 100 most influential people, and choose someone to write something about them. The chosen one to write about Jessica is no one else than Gary Oldman!
When the French call something formidable, they mean tremendous, terrific, awesome. These are words that came to mind when I first encountered the work of Jessica Chastain, 30, during her performance as Salome in Al Pacino’s remarkable film of Oscar Wilde’s play. When I saw her I thought, “Al has made an amazing discovery!” In a sense, Al did discover her, although I have since learned that she is a properly trained, serious actress, a Juilliard graduate who has been practicing her craft for more than a decade.
Since that outstanding performance, I’ve watched her other outstanding performances, in The Help, The Debt and The Tree of Life. I’ve seen the dazzling roster of awards she has won from film critics’ associations and film societies, and those awards are well deserved. I knew when I saw Wilde Salomé that I had better learn the name, that I was watching an actress from whom we could expect great things in what, no doubt, will be a long, very successful future. That is saying a lot, and that is why I thought of formidable: tremendous, terrific, awesome, outstanding.
Oldman is an award-winning actor, writer and director
Here’s the video of Vogue Italy’s behind the scenes interview, with some new footages of its photoshoot. Beautiful!
You can find screencaptures up in our gallery:
The Weinstein Company released the official synopsys for Lawless:
Gangster meets Western in LAWLESS, the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurant brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. The youngest brother, JACK (Shia LaBeouf), fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family’s small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, BERTHA (Mia Wasikowska). The middle brother, HOWARD (Jason Clarke), is the brawling muscle – loyal but reckless – never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, FORREST (Tom Hardy), reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination against the beginnings of corporate greed. An enigmatic and stunning MAGGIE (Jessica Chastain) comes to town with a hidden past, igniting his passion and almost saving him in the process. As the Bondurants’ legend grows, so too does the danger, and it’s not long before the brothers must face the consequences of their transgressions, or rewrite the myth and the law themselves.
Via The Playlist, which also has a picture of the three brothers together, finally.
Beautiful outtakes taken for “T” magazine can be found in our gallery. Check it:
It’s a beautiful warm winter evening, and Chastain is performing for an audience of one on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The Pacific is gleaming under a ridiculously lurid CinemaScope sky; in the distance the Ferris wheel glitters; next to Chastain is her little white three-legged dog, Chaplin, out for his early evening perambulation. [Read more...]
Jessica Chastain looks stunning on the cover of the Summer Fashion and Beauty issue of T, The New York Times Style Magazine.
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