Finally I got my copy of W Magazine featuring Jessica on cover, and you can now find scans added in our gallery. Jessica was photographed by Steven Klein and on the editorial, Stefano Tonchi (W’s Editor in Chief) remembered his first cover as editor, five years ago, in which they selected eight unknown actresses to be photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. This magazine was published in September/10 and he mention that Jessica was a fearless redhead. “That was her first cover shoot, and when we asked her to don a short orange wig, channel and androgynous David Bowie, and French-kiss one of her colleagues, she not only accepted the challenge without any resistence, she gave a stellar performance.”
He so remembered the Art Issue, in which Jessica dedicated an entire week to collaborate with the artists that painted her.
“When I asked Chastain to be on the cover of this (current) issue, joining forces with the image-maker Steven Klein and W’s visionary Fashion and Style director, Edward Enninful, she was the first to urge us to defy convention, declaring that she is an actress, not a model. And yes, Chastain is drop-dead gorgeous, but she is definitely more than just a pretty face. As Chastain tells the editor, ‘I think of versatility as a good thing, but it does make it difficult for audiences to know you.’ Throughout the entire proccess, Chastain never expressed worry or doubt. She is the least vain person I have ever met, and her commitment to any project – small, like our shoot, or large, like a major-studio film production – is unswering and absolute.”
You can read the full editor’s letter, as well check all editorial in our gallery.