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Sunday, May 29, 2011

 

JESSICA CHASTAIN


JESSICA CHASTAIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman
 
FOR JESSICA AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS, CHECK OUT
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/01/oscar-nominations.html



JESSICA CHASTAIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman



JESSICA CHASTAIN CHATTING WITH HARVEY WEINSTEIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman



JESSICA CHASTAIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman



JESSICA CHASTAIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman



JESSICA CHASTAIN
At HIFF 2010
Photo by Eric Roffman


Jessica Chastain is one of the stars in the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or prize-winning TREE OF LIFE. She plays Brad Pitt's wife and the mother of (the young) Sean Penn

I met her at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 2010), where she was honored as one of the Rising Stars.  I've included some snapshots of her from the Hamptons Festival (above).  She also played Desdemona in a very interesting Public Theater/LAByrinth Theater production of Othello, with John Ortiz as Othello and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Iago. (Click on the production photo below to link to our story about this production.)

Jessica is currently in at least six (SIX!) other pictures that have not been released. She plays Salome alongside, and directed by Al Pacino in WILDE SALOME; she is in another Terrence Malick picture (untitled so far) with Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams that is currently being filmed, and she is in THE WETTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. She is also in CORIOLANUS, directed by Ralph Feinnes, and two films scheduled for release this summer, THE FIELDS, a dark film about murder in Texas, and THE HELP, with Viola Davis and Emma Stone, about race relations in Mississippi.

According to Wikipedia and IMDB, after graduating from the Juilliard acting program, Jessica appeared in many theatrical productions of classical dramas (Shakespeare, Chekhov...) before her film career began taking off. She was born Jessica Howard, but took her mother's maiden name. She has been dancing since she was nine, and acting in Shakespeare since she was a teenager.

Jessica is  30 years old (Mar 29, 1981), is 5' 4", has long red hair, and -- in the Hamptons at least -- wears bright red lipstick.


HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO REFERENCES ON JESSICA CHASTAIN AND HER FILMS,
followed by some production photos, and another of my snapshots of Jessica from HIFF 2010.
(Click on the photos below for links to our stories in which Jessica appears.)

JESSICA CHASTAIN on IMDB & WIKIPEDIA
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1567113/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Chastain

THE TREE OF LIFE on IMDB & WIKIPEDIA
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tree_of_Life_(film)

WILDE SALOME
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0795459/

UNTITLED TERRENCE MALICK PROJECT
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595656/

WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212450/



Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington & Marton Caokas
THE DEBT



John Ortiz as Othello, Jessica Chastain as Desdemona, and
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago in OTHELLO
Photo by Armin Bardel
 
 



Jessica Chastain
THE DEBT at HIFF 2010
Rising Star / Breakthrough Performer
Photo by Eric Roffman


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