Jessica Chastain Answers The Internet & Why She Loves Working With Sebastian Stan

Watch the video and find out who her wifey is, why she wanted to create The 355 and what it is about Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez that she loves.

The Graham Norton Show

Joining Graham for his traditional Hogmanay chat: Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, star and producer of female spy film The 355 talks about her upcoming film due for release in January 2022.

Jessica Chastain On Wearing Prosthetics In The Eyes of Tammy Faye: “It Actually Helped Free Me In A Way”

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain found wearing prosthetics in her new movie ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ made her bring “more energy” to her performance.

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain found wearing prosthetics in her new movie ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ made her bring “more energy” to her performance.

The 44-year-old star shared that the wig, fake teeth and other physical changes she needed to play the lead role in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ made it “difficult” to connect with the audience but they also had the benefit of making her work harder to avoid being “upstaged” by her own appearance, reports

Jessica Chastain told Total Film magazine: “It’s very helpful because you look so much like the character. But it’s also difficult because you have to act through it, right? How are you going to reach people through all of that stuff? How are people going to see behind my eyes when my eyes are the only things exposed, you know?”

Jessica Chastain added, “But I think it actually helped free me in a way. It made me aware that I needed to bring a lot more energy than I thought was humanly possible because I couldn’t walk into a room and then just get upstaged by the look.”

The actress thinks her approach helped as it made her more like the real TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Jessica Chastain added, “I had to be beyond it, which is what she was. Yeah everyone makes fun of her make-up and talks about how larger-than-life she was with her costumes, and her clothing, and her make-up. But her personality was much bigger than her make-up could ever be.”

Despite this, the prosthetics weren’t particularly comfortable for the movie star.

She shared: “The itching was the hardest. Sometimes you can get an itch underneath the make-up and it’s just terrible, because then you just start hitting yourself, trying to make it go away.”


Jessica Chastain Details Her Scariest Stunt In ‘The 355’

“The 355” star Jessica Chastain details for Carlos Bustamante the scariest stunt she performed while shooting the film. Plus, Chastain shares why her favourite aspect of the film was working with other actresses who also own the film.

How Jessica Chastain prepared for singing as Tammy Faye: ‘Bourbon’

The two-time Oscar nominee joins EW’s The Awardist podcast to discuss her first time in heavy prosthetics and her first singing-extensive role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which Jessica Chastain portrays the campy televangelist of the ’70s and ’80s, Tammy Faye Messner, marked multiple firsts for the two-time Oscar nominee. Notably, this was the first time she had to act through heavy prosthetics and the first time she took on a heavy singing role. That second part was a little more anxiety-producing than the first.

Luckily, there was a simple solution for her nerves. “My preparation for singing was bourbon. I’m not even gonna lie,” Chastain says on EW’s The Awardist podcast. “I was so scared.” Continue reading

‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’s Jessica Chastain On Her Transformation Into Televangelist And Capturing “The Uniqueness Of Her”

In a short period since blasting out of a cannon on the big screen in Terence Malick’s Oscar nominated and Palme d’Or-winning The Tree of Life in 2011, Jessica Chastain has quickly built a resume of playing strong willed women. Alas, some are Greek tragic heroes, who reach for the stars, only to fall short; Tammy Faye Bakker being one of them. She, along with her husband Jim Bakker, built PTL into a massive multi-million dollar earning evangelical television network, a solid amount he siphoned for personal use, ultimately serving close to five years in jail. Tammy Faye Bakker meant a lot of things to a lot of people: a soulful Christian singer, a sensitive preacher who reached across the aisle to recognize the plight of LGBT during the AIDS epidemic, as well as material for late-night talk show hosts in her ambitious fashion and make-up sense. Chastain yearned to get under her skin and tells us how she prepared for the role in the Searchlight movie and produced it.

DEADLINE: When did you get the desire to play Tammy Faye Bakker? Was it after seeing the documentary?

JESSICA CHASTAIN: It was definitely after the documentary, and I saw that around the time of Zero Dark Thirty press. I was jet-lagged somewhere, and I thought, wow. First of all, I couldn’t believe it hadn’t been made before as a film. She’s such an incredible character, but I think it was also that I was disappointed with how the media had told her story. And that Steve Pieters interview for me was such a radical act of love.

She really went against what the conservative evangelicals were saying at that time, and in some sense, the fear and the homophobia that was really prevalent in society across the board. I mean, the U.S. government wasn’t even talking about AIDS. So, what she did was so rebellious, such a radical act of love, and I wanted to celebrate that, and also, I think as an actress, I don’t think there’s a scarier part to play, because really, you know, your ass is on the line. The voice, the pitch is different, the accent is different. The singing, which is so embarrassing for me. I learned her songs and learned how to sing, you know. And then, also, this wonderful, ridiculous, camp quality that she loved and embraced. I mean, there’s so much in there that is just terrifying, but really, there’s a lot to tackle with this role.


“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” Screening And Q&A

Yesterday, Jessica attended a screening of her new movie “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” in New York City. On November 18, she also attended another screening of the film before a Q&A in Nashville.

“The 355” Trailer 2 + New Poster

The 355 is coming, and Universal Pictures released a new trailer for the film. Enjoy watching it below!

Short Film: The Sands Between – Screen Captures

The short film “The Sands Between” that Jessica shot under the direction of Aidan Tanner is finally here!

The short tells the story of a woman has a phone conversation with her significant other which slowly deteriorates as she comes to realize that the world around her might not be real.

Jessica Chastain For Vogue Greece

Star Jessica Chastain takes the cover of Vogue Greece Magazine‘s December 2021 edition with a wonderful new photo shoot by fashion photographer Ned Rogers.

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