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Jessica Chastain attends Deadline’s Contenders panel in LA

On November 04, Jessica attented the Deadline’s The Contenders panel in Los Angeles with her co-star Idris Elba and director Alan Sorkin.

Deadline has published a Jessica’s remark on Molly’s Bloom being ‘A Kardashian story’.

When Chastain first Googled Bloom she judged her based on her appearance. “I was judging her for her clothes, for her makeup,” she said. “But in many cases, women have to present themselves in that way, to find success in an industry where men are making the rules.”

Chastain actually placed photographs of the Kardashians in her trailer she said, to further immerse herself in “this idea that to find success, to have it be given to you, you have to present this image of who you are.” But in meeting and getting to know Bloom, Chastain said, “I learned she was the opposite of that stereotype.”

Aaron Sorkin adapted the screenplay from Bloom’s book and makes his directorial debut with the film. He also admitted to judging Bloom before getting to know her. “I went to the meeting with Molly without very high expectations,” he said, but he soon realized he had been mistaken. “This was a remarkably impressive woman, and there was a huge difference between the story she was telling in the book and the real story.”

As Chastain put it, the story expertly addresses a very current conversation: the inequality and patriarchy in our society. “What I love so much about this story is the relationship with the father (Kevin Costner),” she said, “because it really does set up this pattern of patriarchy in Molly’s life, in the family, in industry and in the government. In all situations, she is trying to follow the rules laid out by men who change their mind depending on what their whims are. I think only an incredible writer is able to touch that pulse while we’re all still blind to it.”

Idris Elba added that playing Bloom’s lawyer Charlie Jaffey was both a challenge and a reward. “I was thrilled to bits, first of all because it’s Aaron,” he said. “The added bonus was to watch Aaron and to share that moment with him.” He also described working with Chastain as “a dream come true,” despite an intense schedule. “We had 12 days to shoot what Aaron described as ‘the spine of the film,’ no pressure,” Elba joked. “It was theater on speed-dial, it was fantastic.”

For Sorkin, directing proved enjoyable enough that while he won’t be doing it exclusively going forward, he promises to revisit the experience. “I love working with great directors and I’m not done wanting to do that,” he said. “I had such a fantastic experience on this. Every day was wonderful, and I’m very proud of how the movie came out so I think I will do it again.”


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Appearances > 2017 > Nov 04 | STX Entertainment ‘Molly’s Game’ panel, THE CONTENDERS 2017

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Deadline

Jessica at the ‘Produced By’ NY Conference

Jessica at the ‘Produced By’ NY Conference

On October 29, Jessica attended the Produced By Conference that’s held in New York City. She participated of The Power To Shake It Up panel, with the actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Kelly Charmichael. The panel was sponsored by Deadline, that published some infos during 75-minutes panel:

Jessica Chastain said that while men need to own their part of the injustice, “We need to put ourselves forward.” Offering the caveat that her comments “might be controversial,” Chastain said, “There’s something that women can do. … We need to stop apologizing.” Citing data that show how much more likely men are to push their own career cause than are women, she said, “In any industry, a woman should feel confident.”

The Hollywood Reporter also covered the event:

While many of the women on the panel have crossed paths with Harvey Weinstein and Chastain has frequently spoken out against the disgraced mogul over the past three weeks, the talk largely avoided the topic of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Still, Chastain began her remarks about her work as a producer by saying that she started her company, Freckle Films, because she felt like she was part of a problematic industry.

“Sometimes I think with anything that’s happening, we don’t acknowledge the fact that we’re complicit in our inaction—that goes across many areas,” Chastain said.

And she argued that she and her fellow producers needed to dig deep to find ways to move beyond the status quo for hiring directors, writers and below the line talent in Hollywood in order to increase the representation of women in those positions.

For instance, she argued, “If we’re asking for a list of directors and a list of writers from an agency, in most cases you get a list and it’s all men and you have to kind of go beyond that. … Men traditionally are paid more than women, and agents make more money when someone that has a higher quote gets a job. So we need to go beyond what the agents submit and find the artists because they are out there.”

A video of Jessica at the panel:

Appearances > 2017 > Oct 29 │ “Produced By” NY Conference: The Power to Shake It Up

Jessica & Gian in Milan

Jessica & Gian in Milan

On Thursday (19), Jessica and Gian Luca attended a private dinner in Milan to celebrate the opening of Moncler store. See below the pictures and the article (translated) shared by Vogue Italy.

Last night Via Montenapoleone became a real white carpet. On the occasion of the opening of the new Moncler store, Milan’s main shopping street was literally covered with artificial snow where, in front of a crowd of curious people, they became immortalized by the actors and VIPs ever-present paparazzi. “Renovated flagship store in Via Montenapoleone,” said Remo Ruffini, President and CEO of the brand, “represents today Moncler’s largest single-brand boutique in the world and underlines the constant commitment of the brand to the city of Milan as well as add an important part in terms of presence on the Italian market “.

The new Moncler flagship store at No. 1 Via Montenapoleone, is the result of the creativity of the Gilles & Boissier studio and combines rationalism and classicism of the 1940s with the typical French boiserie. The entire store, which boasts 4 floors, is crossed by a helix scale that becomes the true trade union between the different Moncler worlds.

To celebrate the opening of the new flagship, Remo Ruffini wanted to reunite celebrities and brand friends like Arizona Muse, actresses Jessica Chastain and Isabella Ferrari, fashion director of Italy Emanuele Farneti and designers Peter Dundas and Eva Cavalli.

Appearances > 2017 > Oct 19 │Moncler Private Dinner in Milan

Jessica attends Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration

Jessica attends Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration

On October 16, Jessica Chastain attended the ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award-winning actress was joined by an influx of stars, posing alongside the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Cicely Tyson, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence, Laura Dern, Tessa Thompson, Kathleen Kennedy, Riley Keough. She was gorgeouin a red skirt and a white blouse by Calvin Klein.

Jessica took the opportunity to talk about her outlook on Hollywood.

I decided to set my own table with room for other women to pull up a chair”.

Appearances > 2017 > Oct 16 │ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration

Jessica Chastain attends the 2017 Hammer Museum Gala

Jessica Chastain attends the 2017 Hammer Museum Gala

Last night (14) Jessica attended the Hammer Gala in LA. The Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden celebrates the artists, innovators, and icons who have made profound contributions to society through their work.  She was gorgeous in a black dress by Bottega Veneta and Christian Louboutin yellow pumps. Check the pictures:

Appearances > 2017 > Oct 14 │Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden honoring Ava Duvernay held at the Hammer Museum in LA