How ‘Lawless’ Nabbed New A-Listers Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain

When Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Wasikowska arrived at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era gangster movie Lawless, they were the toast of the Croisette. First, venture capital magnate Ronald Cohen and his wife, Sharon Harel, a movie producer, threw an intimate dinner for the cast at their historic villa,

Vaniry Fair: Portraits of the Ladies

The aristocratic elegance of Mario Testino’s shoot, inspired in part by Downton Abbey, is matched in portraits by illustrator David Downton—no relation—for the Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame. “She doesn’t really seem like she’s quite of this era,” says contributing editor Evgenia Peretz of Jessica Chastain. Indeed, Chastain—an actress most viewers will recognize as the star of such box-office hits

People Cannes Portrait

They were one of the hottest casts to walk the red carpet this year in Cannes. The stars of the western crime drama Lawless gathered for a special PEOPLE shoot, right after their big moment on the steps of the Palais de Festivals on May 19. Shot steps from the Palais at the Baoli Beach Club before their after-party, the

Chastain’s Stylist on Her Cannes Fashion: ‘It’s a Science’

Stylist Elizabeth Stewart had a big job this week—dressing Jessica Chastain for the Cannes Film Festival. “We have it down to a science,” the stylist told of the process at the ninth annual PS Arts fundraiser in Beverly Hills this week. “We’ve planned everything out beforehand. It’s like a military operation. We photograph everything. We send a PDF. There’s

Jessica Chastain: Bracing for Cannes exposure

Jessica Chastain is back in force for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Last year she was part of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life which took the prestigious Palm d’Or award. This year Chastain is part of two prominent films: John Hillcoat’s Lawless (which is in competition) and she voices a part in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (screening out of

Chastain calls Cannes feminist protest ‘silly’

Jessica Chastain, in Cannes for her role in a film vying for the top prize, said a controversy about the lack of female directors in the line-up for the Palme d’Or was pointless. “I think it’s silly,” she told AFP in an interview. “I think a film should be judged on the film and not on the sex of the

Sissy Spacek: Jessica Chastain is one of my favourites

Daily Times Pakistan published today an interview with the amazing actress Sissy Spacek (The Help), in which she speaks about her career, film roles for women and building a career. One of the questions was about the current actress she likes. Check her answer: Which current actresses do you like? Whom you think you influenced? I’ve no idea who I’ve

Jessica Chastain in Time’s 100 Influential List

What a nice surprise! Jessica made the Time’s 2012 100 Most Influential People in the World list. Every year they pick 100 most influential people, and choose someone to write something about them. The chosen one to write about Jessica is no one else than Gary Oldman! When the French call something formidable, they mean tremendous, terrific, awesome. These are

Ten minutes with Jessica Chastain

You were up for an Oscar alongside your co-star Octavia Spencer for The Help, was that a bit awkward? It would have been awkward if I was set on winning but I wasn’t. A year ago it was ‘Jessica Chastain who?’ and now it’s ‘Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain’. I can’t help but smile saying that. You walked down the red carpet

Actress Jessica Chastain Has The Help to Get Her Award Noms

When actress Jessica Chastain attended the Sundance Film Festival more than a year ago, making the rounds for the film Take Shelter, she spoke on a panel for The Creative Coalition. The focus was squarely on her co-star Michael Shannon, who had been graced with an Oscar nom — and hardly on the 30-year-old newcomer. Boy have times changed. In