This is our latest update in 2017, and first of all I want to wish our visitors a very happy New Year! Thanks for your support and friendship!
Here’s a summary of Jessica in 2017:
The year started with Jessica attending the Golden Globes, in which she was nominated for her work in Miss Sloane. This was, sadly, the only big award the movie was nominated. She still promoted the film in Paris, attending the premiere in March and also a photocall in Madrid, back in May.
Still in January, the trailer for I Am Jane Doe, a documentary Jessica narrates, was released. While this, Jessica was busy filming Molly’s Game – that was just released on limited theaters last December 25.
In February, she attended a beauty panel for the Pirelli Calendar (that, if you remember, was the very first project announced for 2017 last year).
The Zookeeper’s Wife movie was set for a release in March, so she started an international promotional tour in Warsaw, Poland. While in the country she attended a press conference, a screening, visited a local TV show for an interview and also visited the Warsaw Zoo, for a tour that later would be released in the film’s DVD. Also, to make us all proud, she spent the International Women’s Day in a rally made in Warsaw on March 08.
Keeping busy with The Zookeeper’s Wife promotion during the whole month in March, she attended screenings in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, appearances at the Today Show, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, panels at SAG-Aftra and AOL Build and also a press conference in West Hollywood. In May, she visited UK and made appearances at Graham Norton and the Chris Evans Show. Her latest appearance to promote this movie was in November, for a Japan screening.
Jessica’s first promotional event for Molly’s Game was during Las Vegas CinemaCon, in March. She was with Aaron Sorkin and some footage was shown, but the movie was still in post production – it has been just wrapped. The film at first would have a November release – eyeing the awards season for sure – but that was later changed. The movie got its bang during TIFF, receiving flawless reviews on both performance and script. The first trailer was released before the festival, in August, but it was during the festival we saw the movie being really put under awards radar. The official promotion tour for Molly’s Game started in November with Jessica, Idris and Aaron attending a Deadline panel. She also was, once again, part of Variety’s Actors on Actors. The movie was selected to close the AFI festival and since then she attended several screenings and panels to promote it, and an international tour including Madrid, Berlin, UK and Amsterdan, closing with a screening in New York last December 15.
She also promoted Woman Walks Ahead on TIFF, attending interviews and screenings, but since the movie didn’t have a release date, the full attention went to Molly’s Game. The film was acquired later in October by A24 and we’re still waiting for more info about it.
In May, Jessica was announced as part of the Cannes Festival jury, which meant a very very busy month for her. Starting on the 16th, she attended the jury dinner that kicked off the festival. After that, she attended the jury photocall, the opening night gala, the Ojka and The Meyerowitz Stories premiere, the Chopard Party, HBO Dinner, Women in Motion, the Chanel Dinner, the 70th Anniversary photocall and red carpet and at this point we might have just lost track of all events she attended until the end of the festival, that closed on May 28th. In an adorable note, she brought her brother Daniel at the In The Fade premiere. Jessica also made headlines with her statement at the closing press conference, in which she tells she’s ‘disturbed’ by how women are depicted on film.
“This is the first time I watched 20 films in 10 days, and what I really took away from this experience is how the world views women. It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest. There were quite some exceptions. I was surprised by the representation of female characters on film.”
Alongside the busy promotional movie tour, she was able – don’t even ask us how – to attend several events during the year. She attended the Met Gala in May, a screening for Kathryn Bigelow movie, Detroit in August, the Ralph Lauren show in September, the Gala in the Garden in October and the Halloween’s All Hallow’s Eve ball in October.
Also in October she attended a panel part of Produced By Conference. She participated of The Power To Shake It Up panel, alongside actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and her Freckles Film partner Kelly Charmichael, keeping her advocacy for equality – specially in what concerns on Women’s Rights. Because of her flawless advocacy, she received a lot of attention during 2017, specially when Harvey Weinstein was outed by a New Yorker report. She was one of the fist female actresses to say she was well aware of the ex-mogul’s reputation for sexually harassing women.
I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an enviornment for it to happen again.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 9, 2017
Her very vocal activism put her in the eye of the media, and she received several prizes during the year. During CinemaCon, in March, she received the Female Star of the Year award. In April, she was honoured at the Variety’s Power of Woman. In October, she was named – again – one of Elle’s 2017 Women in Hollywood. She was also among People’s 25 Women Changing the World – this time for her animal activism.
Appearances & Events > 2017
Some new projects has been announced for Jessica this year, including a X-Men villain! In June it was announced she was in talks to star the next movie. In August she confirmed it herself on her social media and this month we had the first look of her – still no officially announced – character. In May (during Cannes) we also had the first (official) look of her character at the Xavier Dolan’s The Life and Death of John F Donovan.
On June 10, Jessica married Gian Luca in a very intimate ceremony on Italy. Her friends Jess Weixler, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez and Xavier Dolan was in attendance, but she preferred to not release any kind of picture to the media, specially after some paparazzi used drones to take pictures.
Jessica was on cover of several magazines this year, including W Magazine, Grazia, American Way, Backstage, The Hollywood Reporter, Elle, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Evening Standard.
Magazines & Scans > Magazines in 2017
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2017
Favourites of 2017
Here is our favourites of this year. Let us know if you agree with it or not.
Choosing a single one is a hard task but I’ll keep it fair. Once again, a redhead in yellow won my heart and, once again, Cannes made it. In Cannes 70th Anniversary Celebration, Jessica wore a golden gown Armani Privé that completely stole the night.
We had another year of amazing photoshoots, portraits and campaigns and, as usual, is really hard to choose just one. But my favourite is the one she made to Grazia Magazine, photographed by Alexei Hay.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix casting news. Once again Jessica is using her chance to make different roles, running from the typical female characters we usually see around. Also, its always great to see her working with James McAvoy once again. Also, she playing country singer Tammy Wynette. How amazing this will be?
Forever and ever her interviews to Graham Norton. Specially the one she did in May to promote Miss Sloane. The lineup was great and she also made God’s work asking Fassbender to do his little dance. 🙂
When Harvey Weinstein news came out, everyone was talking about it. And, obviously, on her most recent interviews, Jessica was asked A LOT about the issue. To Evening Standard, she spoke about some decisions she made during her career.
I’m not going to make a movie with Harvey Weinstein. And I’m not going to get paid a third less than my male co-star who has equal experience. If you want to blackball me for that, then okay, but I won’t participate in the disease.’