As the Cannes Film Festival prepares to kick off its 70th year, actresses Jessica Chastain and Isabelle Huppert reflect on the good – and bad – of their festival experiences.
Huppert and Chastain played mother and daughter in the 2014 Cannes film “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby” and unsurprisingly discovered they had an instant rapport, even finishing one another’s sentences in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The women recall the first time they met which, naturally, was on the Croisette in 2011.
“When ‘Tree of Life’ went to Cannes, all the interviewers were asking me about my favourite actors and actresses because I was new to the industry, and they wanted to get to know me. I was always gushing about this little, unknown actress Isabelle Huppert,” Chastain says of the French actress. “Everyone kept saying, ‘She’s here.’ And so they were trying to get an introduction. We had dinner in Paris. And when I said to her: ‘Oh, I love you. You’re my favourite actress,’ she goes, ‘I know,’” says Chastain, laughing. “Because that’s how much I was talking about it.”