"I've said this to producers and directors: 'I'm not going to play a female character that is defined by the man around her. Even if it's a small character, she needs to have her own life and her own agency.'"
- Jessica Chastain
Today's Jessica Chastain's birthday and she turnes 41!✨
happy birthday to one of the most important people in my life. i cannot stress how much she means to me, and how much she's helped me. i'm in a pretty dark time in my life atm, and she's inspired me to keep on going, and idk what i'd do without her. thank you for being an inspiring, educated, kind, talented and passionate human being, i'm so grateful you exist and i really hope we can meet someday. i love you SO MUCH.
love, your biggest fan, rey :') 💕💕💕
please tag jessica, it'd mean everything to me if she saw this! @jessicachastain
happy birthday to my favourite actress of all time, one of my favourite people and a huge inspiration to me! i love you @jessicachastain
Reelz Birthday Facts: Happy birthday to Jessica Chastain, born on March 24, 1977. Chastain is arguably one of the best actresses of her generation and she continues to shine in each role she takes on. Even more impressive about the actress is that she is an outspoken voice in Hollywood for gender equality and backs up her words with action. Are you a fan of Jessica Chastain? Sound off! In the meantime, here are some fun facts about the actress:
1. Learned the piano for Crimson Peak and performed all songs in the movie by herself.
2. One of five children of a fireman stepfather and a vegan-chef mother with a food truck. Jessica was the first member of her family to attend college.
3. Learned German and Krav Maga for The Debt .
4. Often mistaken for Bryce Dallas Howard. In June 2015, Chastain posted a video of Howard on her Instagram account lip-syncing to the song "I am not Jessica Chastain", from a video created by YouTube user legolambs called "JESSICA CHASTAIN: The Musical (Bryce Dallas Howard)" (also released in June 2015).
5. Was once roommates with Michelle Williams They were both nominated for Oscars in 2012 and have remained good friends.
6. Was personally handpicked by Al Pacino to play opposite him as the title character of the play 'Salome'. Pacino later recommended her to Terrence Malick, who gave her an audition for The Tree of Life.
7. Before her film career, she toured in a stage production of "Othello" with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
8. Has permanently saved a voice mail from director Kathryn Bigelow in which she learned she had been chosen to play the role of Maya in Zero Dark Thirty. The message came on November 21, 2011 at 1:04 p.m.
9. As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Tree of Life (2011), The Help (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Martian (2015).
10. Considers her stepfather, Michael Hastey, as her real father, since she was estranged from her biological father, Michael Monasterio, all her life.
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Hello Jessica, I don’t know if you’ll see this or not. First thing first, I wanna wish you a happy birthday❤️ enjoy this day to the fullest love. Thank you for being such a great role model to me and to us, you have such a kind heart and always being so humble, every time I see some fan videos of you my heart just melts. You inspire me to follow my dream and be a better person, I learn so much from you it scares me but I love it! 💕 I always say this to my friends that you’re such an underrated actress that needs more attention, love and praise. Every time I watch you act, I feel like you’re the character. Like you’re literally the character, this is how good your acting is.💝 I love you so much Jess, words can’t even describe my admiration and love for you. Keep inspiring others and stay awesome. Happy birthday💝💖💝💝
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☞ Every character I play I feel is like a woman I got to meet and learn from getting to hang out with. I see them as their own people. So I think I take something away from everything.
☞ I love to disappear into roles and play different characters. And I think I'm getting great films now because I'm not conventionally beautiful.
☞ I know people ask why I never am pictured with a man, but my work is being an artist, an actor. It does show, indeed, women don't need a man to define. I define myself.
☞ I want to play all kinds of women in my career. I've done that in my film career, so I want to continue to do that in theater as well.
☞ I never wanted to be a movie star. I wanted to be an actor. I don't really drink, and I've never been to a rave. I used to cut school to read Shakespeare, not to make out in the park.
☞ I want to do everything! I want to do crazy villains in comic book movies with accents and scars! I want to do it all. I think I have to calm down and be like: You don't have to do it all, right now. Hopefully, you'll be around for a few years. I never think about what's next, I always just think: What haven't I done yet? .
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So I'm kicking off my UK top 10 of 2017 with a few honourable mentions, as last year really was a cracker, and I'd hate to ignore these absolute gems.
But first, to make this a bit cheeky, if anyone guesses my full top 10 list correctly before I share my number 10 pick late tomorrow, I shall endeavour to reveal my terrifying face to this innocent little world... 👤👤 So get guessing folks (or maybe don't if you value your retinas), and onwards with the honourable mentions to help.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - This oh so nearly made my list with its incredible scope and brave approach, definitely the best in the trilogy for me.
WIND RIVER - This was my personal favourite of Sheridan's 'frontier trilogy,' and only missed out at the oscars thanks to Weinstein's involvement.
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE - A delightful little animation, and a film that really deserves more attention.
HIDDEN FIGURES - A proper feel-good from the very beginning of the year, this thing hit me hard and brought a big smile to my face.
20TH CENTURY WOMEN - A really touching and enjoyable little movie, I just posted my review if you're interested in why I loved it so much.
THE HANDMAIDEN - Again you can see my full thoughts on this gem of a film just 2 posts back.
THE DEATH OF STALIN - Easily the funniest movie of the year, this didn't have a huge release, but I'd definitely recommend you check it out.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Oh this movie. I loved it, and even if it had its issues, it was bold, ambitious, exciting and very enjoyable indeed.
MISS SLOANE - Again, I just shared my review of this, and it really was great.
ALIEN: COVENANT - Wildly underappreciated and quite brilliant, this film had a lot of the impact and scale of Prometheus, with all the Alien-level excitement to match.
So there are some honourable mentions, I'll share my number 10 pick tomorrow.
I look forward to your guesses either in the comments or via DM...
3/24（土）には全米各地で開催予定の大規模なデモ「March for Our Lives（命のための行進）」が行われたり各企業がNRAボイコットをするなど今までにないくらい銃規制への動きがあるそうですので時代は動いてるんですね…
REVIEW: I'll be sharing my 2017 top 10 from tomorrow, but first I'm going to share my thoughts on a few other movies from last year. Kicking off with 'Miss Sloane,' a film that greatly surprised me.
WHAT I LIKED: 'Miss Sloane,' is an engaging court-room thriller not just because its legal battles and themes are so exhilarating, but also because this is just as much a film about the titular character where the whole story really rests on the shoulders of the brilliant Jessica Chastain. Indeed rather than solely getting bogged down by the complex side of things, this film neatly ties its political and thematic explorations into the titular character's arc by dragging her personally through the thick of the issues discussed and allowing Chastain to build a snappy, engaging and troubled character around everything to elevate the film beyond what you might expect. This is helped hugely by a script that often brings Sorkin-level dialogue in its snappier moments and a narrative structure that flips back and forward in time to play its frequently-discusses trump card in exciting and invigorating ways, and in the end you have a thoroughly engaging and down-right brilliant film that builds a perfect combination of gritty tension and hope, and crucially an extremely powerful and troubled character to hook you.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Some of the dialogue and direction is actually rather clunky, which does occasionally take you out of it when you're right in the thick of the excitement.
VERDICT: 4/5 - A gritty and engaging legal drama that rests on the shoulders of Jessica Chastain's titanic performance, 'Miss Sloane,' will have you hooked from start to finish because of how it combines the political with the personal. What a great film.
So that's what I thought of 'Miss Sloane,' but what did you think? Let me know in the comments.