Jessica Chastain is such a gifted actress, I thought she could handle anything. But she told me last night that Guillermo Del Toro’s new film, “Crimson Peak,” was incredible draining. It’s so dark, she told me, that Chastain is now on a big break, enjoying summer in New York.
Last night she was palling around with two friends at a swellegant rooftop party thrown by Harvey Weinstein and Dirk Ziff atop the James Hotel in Soho. The occasion was the launch of The World Surf League-ASP, with lots of famous surfers and good looking young people enjoying a crazy beautiful sunset facing the new, sparkling 1 World Trade Center.
Jessica’s friends were actress Jess Weixler and opera singer Danielle Pizzomi– they were all in the same class at Julliard. Plus Jessica’s youngest brother was visiting from California. They were all heading over to Graydon Carter’s still hot Waverly Inn for dinner.
“You remember in Zero Dark Thirty they said I showed no emotion?” Jessica recalled. “In this one, it’s all emotion, It wiped me out. I love Guillermo!”
I think what she liked was wearing a 19th century black velvet dress with a bustle. She showed me a picture on her iPhone. “Don’t tell Guillermo I’m showing you this,” she said with a twinkle in her eye. (Note to del Toro: your secrets are safe.)
Before “Crimson Peak,” Jessica filmed three big projects: Liv Ullmann’s “Miss Julie,” Chris Nolan’s “Interstellar,” and JC Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year.” She was so wiped from all four movies that she turned down a major movie with a major male lead. I can’t say what it was, but she turned down another one, as well. Now she’s kicking back before a heavy fall schedule of promotion. Somewhere in this mix, I believe, an Oscar is unavoidable.
Here are the first beautiful posters for ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’. Check them out!
Photoshoots > Photoshoots 2014 > Vogue US
“I’ve never dyed my hair,” Jessica Chastainsays. The Sacramento native has been known to brandish photos of herself as a child—freckled, ginger, with Pippi Longstocking–like tresses—to support her assertion. For her first Vogue cover last December, Chastain—who stars in the upcoming Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby—channeled Flaming June,the 1895 painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, along with six other characters from the history of art reimagined by Leibovitz and Coddington.
The 40th Deauville American Film Festival, to be held from September 5 to 14, will honor Jessica Chastain.
John Mc Tiernan , James Cameron and now Jessica Chastain : This 40th edition already has a very good vintage.
After Julianne Moore , Annette Bening , Susan Sarandon , Robin Wright andNaomi Watts , it’s the turn of Jessica Chastain to receive a tribute at Deauville.Revealed to the public for his role in The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick(Palme d’Or 2011), the actress then connects successes: Take Shelter (Grand Prize at Deauville in 2011), Zero Dark Thirty (which earned him a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination) or Men without law .
“When we discovered Jessica Chastain, we obviously feel that something was happening on the screen. Then she confirmed, through its roles, emotional ability to capture light as a person since Nicole Kidman” said Bruno darts, Festival Director.
Great demand, the actress will be credited in the next film Guillermo del Torothen take the guise of Marilyn Monroe in the biopic Blonde d ‘ Andrew Dominik . but before that we find her in Miss Julie by Liv Ullman , then Interstellar of Christopher Nolan , on the screens in November. Not to mention the mysterious triptych Eleanor Rigby by Ned Benson , presented at Cannes last May in the “Un Certain Regard”. Who knows, maybe the movie will appear in the selection of the 40th Deauville American Film Festival … Reply soon but meanwhile, meets with gorgeous Jessica Chastain.
Jessica attended the 3rd day of Ischia Global Film & Music Festival 2014 in Ischia, Italy and she looked stunning a beautiful Mary Katrantzou dress. She was honored with the ‘Actors of the Year’ award along with Chiwetel Ejiofor. ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ had also a special screening last night. Check the pictures out!
I have added to the gallery some new pictures of Jessica looking beautiful at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2014 – Day 2 in Ischia, Italy, last night. Enjoy!