Jessica was one of the many stars attending the opening night for “To Kill a Mockingbird” last night (December 13) at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.
Back in 2014 Jessica said in an interview to Glamour that “To Kill a Mockingbird” was her favourite book.
G: You’ve said you hope your acting allows women to imagine wider roles for themselves – to expand their imagination.
JC: To me, it feels like acting is an education in empathy. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, and Atticus Finch says soemthing like, “You don’t judge a person until you walk a mile in their skin.” When I’m acting I get to live with someone else’s dreams and their sorrows and their desires and their heart. Their loves and pains. I hope it’s teaching me. to be less judgmental and more compassionate. It’s like going to school to learn about other people. I’m profoundly grateful. We’re all connected.
Check in our gallery the first batch of HQ images added.
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Dec 13 | “To Kill A Mockingbird” Broadway Opening Night
Jessica, Sophie and Simon visited the Brazilian CCXP last Friday, to talk about Dark Phoenix and the panel was amazing! But after it, they attended a live interview with the channel Omelete.
You can watch their interview below. Its a bit unsynchronized, because the original video has almost 10 hours but you can watch it anyway. Enjoy (and if reposting, be nice with this little source and give us a shout out)!
The French channel Canal+ has published a video with behind-the-scenes of Eve – and telling in advance, its full of spoilers – and also with a very nice interview. Watch it below:
So, it was a very busy day! Jessica arrived last night in São Paulo, to take part of CCXP 2018 (the Brazilian version of the San Diego Comic-Con), to promote Dark Phoenix alongside Sophie Turner and Simon Kinberg.
We did a huge twitter coverage (follow us on @ChastainNetwork if you still isn’t) with fan photos and videos, and now you can read some bits about the Fox panel.
It started with Jessica live straming the panel via her Instagram, for fans who wasn’t able to be there. She just stopped the live when they were about to stream an exclusive content – 15 minutes of footage, which you can read below under the spoiler box.
This is the audience reaction after the footage was wrapped:
— Jessica-Chastain.com (@ChastainNetwork) December 7, 2018
Answering the question that everyone is doing, Simon revealed that Dark Phoenix doesn’t have any connection with the MCU universe – despite Disney having bought Fox recently. “There is no connection between them, but Marvel and Kevin are involved in the process and I feel inspired by the work they do. The opportunity we have to see a movie like Black Phoenix is also because the hard work Marvel has been doing“, he said. Sophie Turner also commented on the experience of playing The Phoenix. “I felt very powerful, I loved playing her. It’s the most empowering and challenging thing I’ve ever done. I discovered several things about myself that I didn’t know, just like her. Playing her is pretty amazing,” she said. Then Jessica Chastain also talked about her character, Smith. “She is very strong and encourages Jean to embrace her powers. I fight with all the X-Men in the movie and it was a lot of fun!”
Jessica also make very clear – in a live interview she made after the panel – that she accepted to play a part on X-Men because she think its a super hero franchise that portraits women like she think it’s right. And during the panel she talked how much she loves the female characters on the X-Men universe.
“I like Jean Gray. As I grew up, I was excited to see the female characters. Do not get me wrong, I like the male characters too, but I wanted to see some women breaking everything. Many people have joked that we are X-Women – mmaybe not our (me and Soph) characters, but the movie focuses on X-Women and I think that’s very good!”
Simon said during the panel that “Black Phoenix approaches Logan, but there is a supernatural and cosmic side. It’s like Logan mixed with a production over space.”
Sophie Turner delved into the existential issues that her character faces in the movie – and from where, probably, came the comparison of Kinberg with the farewell of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) of the franchise. “She realizes the pain inside her. The movie is about abandonment and looking for a home in a world where it does not fit.”
After the panel, Jessica, Sophie and Simon headed to Omelete portal for a live streaming chat. They basically spoke about what was already said during the Fox panel, but out of curiosity, they asked what was their favourite X-Men. Sophie answered her is Magneto. Jessica is Wolverine (and she made sure to mention Hugh’s abs – Jessica being Jessica). Simon mentioned Magneto as well. The live video (still on going with the full day) can be found here and, hopefully, we’ll be able to get only the Dark Phoenix part.
Photos will be added later, if available.
Jessica and Ralph Lauren are on cover of current Madame Figaro issue, and you can now find digital scans added in our gallery.
Edit: The translated article is now added to our press archive: Jessica Chastain and Ralph Lauren: “Money is not our engine”
Magazines in 2018 > Nov | Madame Figaro
Photoshoots from 2018 > 013 – Madame Figaro
Jessica attended earlier today in Paris a Piaget event held at Les Galeries Lafayette, while they’re opening its Christmas decoration. Check some pictures added in our gallery.
It was announced during the weekend that Geena Davis and Joan Chen have joined Jessica in Eve, the action drama Tate Taylor is directing for Voltage Pictures.
Davis and Chen join an already impressive call sheet that features Colin Farrell, Common and John Malkovich.
The story centers on a cold-blooded assassin (Chastain) who is being hunted by her former employers, while also trying to tell her family the truth about the nature of her job.
Character details are being kept tight, but one source said that Davis may be playing Chastain’s mother. Chen may be playing a gangster who runs an underground poker game.
Production is underway in Boston. Chastain will produce with Freckle Films’ Kelly Carmichael alongside Nicolas Chartier and Dominic Rustam.
Some pictures of Jessica shooting on set has been released the past weeks, in which she’s sharing screen with Colin and John Malkovich. Check in our gallery:
Films > Eve (2019) > On the Set: September 25, 2018 – Boston
Films > Eve (2019) > On the Set: October 5, 2018 – Boston
Disney’s merger with 20th Century Fox is getting closer and closer, and superhero fans have been wondering about the future where the MCU and X-Men universes both live under one roof.
The first step towards the union of Avengers and mutants may be underway, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be the first Fox-Marvel movie to be released by Disney. Dark Phoenix was recently delayed from February to June, a date – as the report observes – that won’t clash with any upcoming Disney releases.
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on June 7, 2019.
Jessica hosted yesterday, during the London Fashion Week, the launch of Ralph Lauren‘s Woman at Isabel. We have some pictures added in our gallery.