During the recently concluded Venice Film Festival, Michele Franco’s new film “Memory”, in which she played the lead role, was screened. Jessica Chastain. The actress plays an alcoholic trying to overcome trauma from years ago.
In one of the interviews, the creator admitted that he… advised him not to cooperate with the actress. What are the reasons for this “advice”? It turns out it had something to do with Chastain’s 2022 Oscar win for Best Role in a Film “Tammy Faye’s eyes”. Franco’s colleagues feared that the actress would become a star after such success.
“People told me that she would act like a diva and that it would definitely be terrible to work with her. I told them that they had no idea what she was really like. She was the exact opposite. I knew that Jessica would be professional, productive and positive. I knew that she was going to be a professional, productive and positive person,” Franco said in an interview.
What is the truth about Jessica Chastain and how has her career developed?
She made her debut in front of the camera in 2004, appearing in two series – ‘ER’ and ‘Veronica Mars’. Her first significant film role was in Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life, in which she starred alongside Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The actress said in an interview: “I was born on the red carpet of The Tree of Life, holding hands with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. It was like a rite of passage.”
Her next projects include “Take Shelter,” “Coriolanus,” and “Texas – Killing Fields.” And finally “The Help”, where she played an unusual housewife from the American South in the 1960s. Jessica Chastain received her first Academy Award nomination for this performance.
The year 2012 brought her a well-deserved second nomination for the American Film Academy Award. In the film “Zero Dark Thirty” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the script of which was based on real events, Chastain played an American intelligence agent completely immersed in the goal facing the entire CIA – to find and eliminate the man responsible for the September 11 attacks. Osama bin Laden.
Then the actress starred in such films as the drama “Gangster”, “A Most Violent Yea” and the horror film “Mama”. Then Christopher Nolan appeared on her way and invited her to the set of the movie “Interstellar.” A very important film for me.” – Chastain admitted.
We can also see the actress in the HBO series “Scenes from a Marriage”, a TV adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman film of the same title.
2022 brought her a third Oscar nomination and the star finally won the statuette. About his role in the film “Tammy Faye’s eyes” Chastain was honored with an Oscar in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role. The role of American TV presenter, singer and preacher is played by Tammy Faye Packer.
Her new film “Memory”, directed by Michel Franco, the creator of the famous film, is awaiting its premiere in Poland “new system”.
Everyone who knows the actress says that she is very hardworking, straightforward and committed to working on the sets.
James Franco said: “People are often afraid of famous actors, which I can’t understand. Fear is the worst advisor. If you go in the wrong direction, your nightmares will actually come true. Jessica is amazing, and working with her is great.”
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