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Jeremy Strong on New Yorker Profile: 'I Felt Foolish'

'Succession' actor is speaking out on the commotion, calls article a 'profound betrayal'

(Newser) - Update: Jeremy Strong has stayed mum since last year's polarizing New Yorker profile on him, which portrayed the Succession star as an extremely serious actor considered by some to be "self-indulgent." Now, the 43-year-old actor is speaking out, telling Vanity Fair that the article "felt like...

After SAG Awards Win, Oscar Buzz Spikes for Will Smith

'King Richard' role may earn him first Academy Award; same for Jessica Chastain for Tammy Faye biopic

(Newser) - It's not a guarantee that if you win a Screen Actors Guild Award you'll also be taking home an Academy Award, but your odds do shoot up. That's why there's now Oscar buzz around Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, who both took home the top acting...

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Worth Watching Just for Chastain

Star generates Oscar buzz with her turn as televangelist 'with a heart of gold'

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain transforms into Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye , an intimate look at the late televangelist's life, based on the 2000 documentary of the same name. Directed by Michael Showalter, the film—also starring Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye's preacher husband Jim Bakker —...

Jessica Chastain Has the Best Reaction to Oscar Isaac Kiss

The star of Scenes from a Marriage seemed to appreciate a Gomez-Morticia comparison

(Newser) - Hollywood stars are supposed to know how to make a fantasy seem tangible. It’s their job. So we don’t want to ruin your dreams by pointing out that Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are happily married, and not to each other. Each has an impossibly attractive spouse of...

Jessica Chastain Gives Random Woman $2K

They didn't even agree on politics

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain celebrated International Women's Day by donating $2,000 to a woman who was apparently in need , reports ABC News . The Molly's Game actor had engaged in an Instagram exchange with Karin Schulz, who said she was short of money for a fertility treatment. The two didn'...

Chastain Salutes Women's March on SNL

Show goes after Trump early and often

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain sang, danced, and wailed her way through hosting Saturday Night Live, giving a nod to the Women's March in her opening monologue. The Molly's Game star sang "You Don't Own Me," with the help of Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, proclaiming, "Ladies,...

Molly's Game Is Classic Sorkin
Molly's Game Is
Classic Sorkin

Molly's Game Is Classic Sorkin

Jessica Chastain's performance generates Oscar buzz

(Newser) - Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut in Molly's Game , derived from Molly Bloom's tell-all book of the same name. It chronicles the real-life events surrounding Bloom's weekly high-stakes poker game frequented by celebrities before it was busted by the FBI. Critics give the film starring Jessica Chastain...

Jessica Chastain Calls Out Cannes
Jessica Chastain
Calls Out Cannes

Jessica Chastain Calls Out Cannes

For 'disturbing' representation of women in film

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain was a jury member at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but that didn't mean she automatically approved of what she saw. At the final press conference when the festival closed Sunday, the actress responded with criticism when a reporter asked about the female filmmakers at the...

A Star Is Born in A Most Violent Year
 A Star Is Born in 
 A Most Violent Year 

A Star Is Born in A Most Violent Year

Leading man Oscar Isaac recalls 'young Al Pacino'

(Newser) - A Most Violent Year is setting the bar high for movies in 2015. The flick, set in crime-riddled New York City in 1981 and starring Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks, has a 91% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're saying:
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Critics Split on Nolan's Interstellar
 Critics Split on 
 Nolan's Interstellar 

Critics Split on Nolan's Interstellar

Matthew McConaughey's latest is both 'remarkable' and a 'disaster'

(Newser) - Should we save Earth, or leave it? That's the question at the heart of Interstellar, which sees Matthew McConaughey suit up as an astronaut hoping to find other planets capable of hosting human life. Make sure to use the bathroom on your way in: This flick is a long...

Top Contender for Hillary Biopic: Carey Mulligan

Film to tell story of Clinton's early career

(Newser) - Under-40s actresses in Hollywood have been clamoring for the role of Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic, but insiders say Carey Mulligan has the best shot. The actress is set to meet with director James Ponsoldt to iron out details. But though the filmmakers and Mulligan are hoping for a...

Jessica Chastain Skips Father's Memorial Service

But she didn't consider him her true dad

(Newser) - Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain didn't attend her father's memorial service yesterday—but it's not because she's too busy, the Daily News reports. Chastain hasn't communicated with biological father Michael Monasterio in years and considers Michael Hastey, her stepdad, to be her true father. Chastain hasn'...

7 Actors Hit By the 'Oscar Curse'

Careers crashed and burned, at least briefly, after award

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain is quite the "it" girl right now. Not only are her movies doing well at the box office , she recently won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar . But she should watch out: Award winners often go on to, shall we say, less than award-worthy...

Hansel and Gretel Wins, Movie 43 Bombs
 Hansel and Gretel 
 Wins, Movie 43 Bombs 
box office

Hansel and Gretel Wins, Movie 43 Bombs

Winter weather cripples R-rated films

(Newser) - A bone-chilling rush of weather spelled bad news for three new R-rated films at the domestic box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . The poorly reviewed action-comedy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($19 million) starring Jeremy Renner limped into first, while Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez misfired with Parker ($7 million)...

Jessica Chastain Movies Rule the Roost
 Jessica Chastain 
 Movies Rule 
 the Roost 
box office

Jessica Chastain Movies Rule the Roost

'Mama,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Take Top Spots

(Newser) - Girl power: Jessica Chastain beat out Hollywood tough guys like Mark Wahlberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to rule the holiday-weekend box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . Her new PG-13 horror film Mama ($28.1 million) debuted at No.1, knocking her Zero Dark Thirty ($17.6 million) to second spot. The...

Oscar Nominees Include Oldest, Youngest Actresses

Quvenzhane Wallis is 9, and Emmanuelle Riva is 85

(Newser) - The Oscars made a little history with this morning's nominations : They include the oldest woman nominated for best actress—85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva—along with the youngest—9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, reports the Los Angeles Times . Quvenzhane was only 6 when she shot Beasts of the Southern Wild, about a girl...

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