Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates, been dealing with offline issues. But with everything sorted, I have some pretty new pictures updated in our gallery. That’s part of a portrait Jessica took while in Cannes when promoting Madagascar 3 and Lawless. Enjoy!
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2014 > 031 – Cannes (Portraits)
Jessica Chastain will no longer appear in Xavier Dolan’s Death and Life of John F. Donovan. In a statement posted to Instagram, Dolan updated fans on the delayed drama about the discovery of a movie star’s correspondence with a young fan. Chastain’s character, Dolan said, no longer fit the narrative arc of the film. “What you need to hear from me is that Jessica Chastain’s character, after what was a long period of reflection, had to be cut from the film,” Dolan wrote. “It was an extremely difficult decision to make. I feel, toward Jessica, a very sincere love, and a great admiration. The decision was editorial and narrative, in that it has nothing to do with a performance, and everything to do with a character and the compatibility of its story line. This ‘villain’ subplot, albeit funny and entertaining, didn’t feel like it belonged to the rest of the story, which ended up not being on heroes or their nemesis, but rather on childhood, and its dreams.”
Last August, Dolan described Chastain’s character to Vanity Fair: “I asked her to play the part of a gossip columnist in the film. We’ve had a lot of fun exploring it. In the script, she was a sort of amalgamation of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly … or even, in my mind, Glenn Close’s Cruella de Vil.” See Dolan’s full statement below:
After Xavier Dolan announced that he had to cut Jessica Chastain out of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’s final cut, Chastain assured fans that she was aware of the change. “Darlings there’s some #johnfdonovan news. Don’t worry, I was informed in advance of this letter,” she wrote. “This has been handled with the upmost respect and love.”
Jessica Chastain was among the stars on 2018 Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue which has been released online on January 25. Chastain is joined by Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Zendaya, Claire Foy, Michael Shannon, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot, Robert DeNiro, Michael B. Jordan and the Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
JESSICA CHASTAIN, actor, producer.
30 films, including Molly’s Game (2017).
With her cherry hair and Creamsicle complexion, Jessica Chastain possesses a classical beauty suitable for Victorian high collars (Crimson Peak), to-the-manor-born hauteur (Miss Julie), heroic archery (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), and parts requiring her to keep her dimpled chin cocked. Chastain has also dived into the netherworlds of counter-intelligence (Zero Dark Thirty) and high-roller underground gambling (Molly’s Game, as real-life “poker princess” Molly Bloom) without losing translucence. On the horizon is perhaps Chastain’s greatest challenge: playing the sainted country-music singer Tammy Wynette in George and Tammy. (+)
Magazines in 2018 > Feb | Vanity Fair (The Hollywood Issue)
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Jessica is currently in Australia, to promote Molly’s Game and this morning she attended a photocall on the broadwalk by the Park Hyatt hotel before meeting the press for interviews. You can find some pictures added in our gallery.
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Jan 29 | “Molly’s Game” Australian Photocall
Jessica hosted Saturday Night Live last night (Jan 20) for the first time! Chastain’s monologue took the typical musical number conceit and tied it to something a touch more meaningful. Outspoken feminist Chastain (alongside #MeToo and #TimesUp t-shirt-sporting Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong) sang an energetically anthemic version of “You Don’t Own Me” after the host called out the millions of women around the country taking to the streets on the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March.
This weekend is the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and everyone knows women never forget an anniversary.
We’ll work in uploading the videos available to everyone (since NBC only makes it available to US only) but for now, you can see in our gallery the promos and screen captures added. Enjoy!
Televison Appearances > Saturday Night Live (2018) > Saturday Night Live Rehearsals
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Televison Appearances > Saturday Night Live (2018) > Saturday Night Live Promotional Stills
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Jessica stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week to continue to promote Molly’s Game, Time’s Up and her hosting Saturday Night Live. Jessica talked about hosting SNL, the Golden Globes and she did another sketch alongside Jimmy Fallon in which she showed Jimmy what’s it like to play a female character.
Jessica Chastain shares some of the SNL hosting advice she got from pals Gal Gadot and Amy Schumer, reveals what it was like to witness Oprah’s inspirational Golden Globes speech and recounts the embarrassing first time they met.
Jessica Chastain and Jimmy illustrate how underwritten female characters are by swapping genders while they read movie scenes. Learn more about the campaign toward safety and equality across all industries at timesupnow.com.
Screencaptures > Talk Shows > Jan 18 2018 | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Events & Appearances > 2018 > Jan 18 | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jessica is on cover of WSJ Magazine, in its February issue. With the interview, made to promote Molly’s Game, there’s also a beautiful photoshoot by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen. Alongside Chastain, the magazine also has quotes from Molly Bloom herself, Aaron Sorkin, Idris Elba and Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood, an initiative that advocates for gender equity in the entertainment industry and named Chastain as a co-chair for its 10th anniversary celebration last fall. Chastain also talks about gender equality on this great interview.
Chastain is a strong advocate for gender equity in Hollywood, where women have routinely suffered egregious disparities in pay as well as other forms of power and representation. “I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid,” Chastain said last year. “Women need to step forward and demand they’re fairly compensated for their work.”
But when she started speaking out, first about equality issues and then about the sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood, she was afraid her assertiveness might damage her career—a concern that made her Golden Globe nomination doubly meaningful. “To be honest, I’m mainly surprised,” she told the New York Times in December. “I have a lot of fear, thinking that if I speak my mind…am I going to be made to disappear in my industry?”
We have the article added in our press archive (please give us link back if reposting) and the photoshoot added in our gallery. Scans of the magazine will be added when if available.
Photoshoots from 2018 > 005 – The Wall Street Journal
Jessica will reteam with her “The Help” co-star Octavia Spencer for an untitled comedy at Universal. Chastain herself teamed with Kelly Carmichael (producer of “The Nanny Diaries,” “Nine,” and “My Week With Marilyn“) to write the treatment which will be turned into a script by Peter Chiarelli (“The Proposal,” “Now You See Me 2,” the upcoming “Crazy Rich Asians“). The story is said to be in the vein of the great “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and will follow two women trying to make it home for Christmas, according to THR.
No words yet on director or starting of principal photography.
Jessica attended last night the Critics Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. She was nominated as Best Actress for her work in Molly’s Game, but following the Globes, the award went to Frances McDormand. Jessica looked beautiful in a emerald Vionnet Spring 2018 cutout halter gown, and was joined by husband Gian Luca. Check the first batch of HQs in our gallery.
Saturday Night Live has confirmed its January line-up and Jessica Chastain will host it next week, January 20th, according to TV Line
First up is Jessica Chastain (of the upcoming film Molly’s Game), who will host the Jan. 20 installment of NBC’s sketch-comedy series, it was announced on Wednesday. Troye Sivan will serve as the musical guest.
Then on Jan. 27, Will Ferrell will preside over Studio 8H with music by country music artist Chris Stapleton. The show is then expected to break for most of February during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics.