It can come to you when you least expect it, or perhaps when you need it most. It can be felt at once by millions of people around the globe, or alone in the confines of your own home. It can take the form of dance or song, or even a subtle change in style.
For Jessica Chastain, the award-winning actress and producer who has long used her platform for the advancement of women in the film industry, empowerment is the act of wanting to see others succeed.
By connecting with someone who is different from you,” she says in the video, her glimmering all-black watch complimenting her power red lips, “you learn, and you feel part of something bigger than yourself.
Check out the video interview under the cut.
Jessica Chastain is warming up her vocals for a rare TV gig: the film actress will star in Spectrum Originals’ limited series George & Tammy as the first lady of country music, Tammy Wynette.
The drama chronicles “the country music power couple, Wynette and George Jones, whose complicated relationship inspired some of the most iconic music of all time,” per the official synopsis.
Chastain — who will also serve as an exec producer on the series — is known for her work in movies like Zero Dark Thirty and Interstellar. She has also had small TV roles on Veronica Mars, Law & Order: Trial by Jury and The WB’s unaired Dark Shadows pilot.
I found a bunch of new posters and stills of Jessica Chastain for the movie Ava. Take a look and enjoy!
After an almost five-month hiatus, many Hollywood productions are now starting to resume again after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. But life on set doesn’t look how it used to: With social distancing measures and strict testing procedures in place, Hollywood’s new normal is about ensuring the cast and crew’s safety while maintaining the collaborative spirit of a film production.
Jessica Chastain has recently returned to set to shoot additional scenes for her upcoming spy thriller 355, in which she plays a CIA agent. The film, which is slated to be released in January 2021, is directed by Simon Kinberg and also stars Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong’ o.
Production for the film in London restarted a couple of weeks ago. Though the additional scenes only required a few days of shooting, Chastain says going back to set proved to be a whole new experience. “We had a lot of protocol and protection to make sure that everyone going back to work would go home just as safe as they were when they arrived,” she says. (She has since returned to the East Coast, where she is currently quarantining with her grandmother: “My grandma and I work out together. We do this thing called Torch’d every morning.”)
Safety protocols began well before they even picked up shooting. “A month before traveling [to London], I started taking COVID tests—Universal started sending them to all of us,” she says. “We had a month of tests that were negative before we ever flew to the U.K. through LetsGetChecked, which was super easy.” (LetsGetChecked is currently the only FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 test that incorporates a nasal swab and has an out-of-pocket cost of $119; the supply of free universal testing in the U.S., meanwhile, continues to experience shortages.)
EW reunited the Juilliard Drama School alumni with founding faculty member Moni Yakim, who is the subject of the new documentary, Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy.
What do Oscar Isaac, Kevin Kline, Anthony Mackie, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Urie all have in common?
Besides being great actors, they all studied at Juilliard Drama School under founding faculty member Moni Yakim, who is the subject of the new documentary, Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy, which is now available streaming in virtual cinemas. In honor of the documentary, which was produced by Kali Wilder, Alma Har’el, and Boaz Yakin, EW staged a virtual school reunion.
We gathered Isaac, Kline, Mackie, Chastain, Urie, Wilder, and Moni Yakim himself to reminisce about their time together at Juilliard, how the lessons they learned from Yakim continue to shape their work daily, and why they still consider him an invaluable resource when trying to hone performances in everything from projects like Inside Llewyn Davis to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The gallery has been updated with 374 HD screencaptures of Jessica Chastain in X-Men’s Dark Phoenix. Take a look and enjoy!
After a mishap, Jean Grey is struck by a powerful ray of energy which she absorbs into her body, turning her into an uncontrollable liability for the X-Men.
The first poster and trailer for the movie Ava have been released and let me tell you WOW Jessica. Take a look on the site for them!
I added to the gallery 3 photos from The Cherry Orchard in which Jessica Chastain played Anya in 2004. Small but good quality. Enjoy!