Jessica Chastain gave an interview to newspaper Evening Standard, as part of Molly’s Game promotion. A part of the interview has been published on Thursday’s issue, with the full interview coming on the supplement ES Magazine. Check the pictures and read the interview in our press archive:
An actress and her publicist are sitting around a kitchen table in boiling hot Beverly Hills, eating macrobiotic salads and talking about Harvey Weinstein.
So far, so unremarkable. These days, this is a scene that’s being repeated at lunch tables throughout the city. Only today, the actress is Jessica Chastain, who knows Weinstein — she made a number of movies that he bought and distributed. And she knows some of the other people involved. So she has a lot to say on the subject.
‘Yeah, he tried to get me to pimp out my best friend [the actress] Jess Weixler,’ says Chastain. ‘Like very flirtatious, “Oh I’ve got such a crush on her — you got to help me.” He’s incredibly friendly but also very volatile. He normalised the abuse. But everyone in this industry is complicit. We’re all part of the problem. I heard the rumours even before I entered the industry. So we have to ask ourselves, why was it okay? Why are agents sending actresses to meetings in hotel rooms? It goes back to the days of Fatty Arbuckle, Louis B Mayer, Jack Warner. Shirley Temple said in her biography that when she was 12, a producer pulled out his penis! So we can look at Harvey as though he was the cancer or we can be realistic. He’s not the disease, he’s the symptom.’
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > #36 ES Magazine
Jessica Chastain attended the press conference of her film The Zookeeper’s Wife in Tokyo, Japan on November 27,2017. The movie will be released next month on December 15, 2017. Check the pictures in our gallery:
Appearances & Public Events > 2017 > Nov 27 │ ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ premiere in Tokyo, Japan
On November 18, Jessica Chastan was joined by Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Strong, Bill Camp and director Aaron Sorkin for a a screening of Molly’s Game in New York.
The actress wore a sleeveless vibrant blue dress by Victoria Beckham. Check the pictures in our gallery:
Appearances & Public Events > 2017 > Nov 18 | ‘Molly’s Game’ BAFTA Screening
On November 17, Jessica Chastain attended a MoMa screening of Molly’s Game at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film in NYC with by director Aaron Sorkin, Brian d’Arcy James and Jeremy Strong. Check the pictures in our gallery:
Appearances & Public Events > 2017 > Nov 17 | MoMA’s Contenders Screening of ‘Molly’s Game’
On Thursday night (16), Jessica Chastain attended the screening of her movie Molly’s Game during the closing night of the 2017 AFI Fest presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The two-time Oscar-nominated actress was wearing an Elie Saab dress and was joined by the film’s writer-director, Aaron Sorkin.
Molly’s Game was a last-minute replacement for the festival’s closing night film after Kevin Spacey‘s All the Money in the World was pulled from the schedule amid his sexual harassment and assault scandal. The film is now being re-shot to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
You can see Molly’s Game in theaters on December 25!
Appearances & Public Events > 2017 > Nov 16 | AFI FEST 2017 Closing Night Gala