Jessica Chastain is undoubtedly a beautiful woman, but it seems her peers didn’t always think so. Like many kids, she was bullied a lot for her appearance and was apparently called ugly every day, as she revealed in a new interview with Glamour.
“[As a child] I was told every day at school that I was ugly. And that no one wanted to be my friend. The most cruel things. If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that.”
Chastain also admitted that she was happy not to have grown up in the Hollywood spotlight:
“I would have been a disaster…if I was 19 and I had the attention that I’m getting now. I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19-year-olds for doing when they’re famous, I would have done.”
Ha, good point. Who wouldn’t get involved in that stupid shit? At least it all seems to have worked out for her now!
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Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.
The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.
But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.
Miranda Kerr, looking f-cking perfect. Or should I say, Kerrfect? Ha. Ha. HA.
Hey, who’s ready for best and worst celebrity looks of the week?! Everyone? Great! Take a look at some noteworthy looks from this week and then you tell me who wins for:
Here we go!
Alright, awesome news, people: there’s a Hillary Clinton biopic in the works. Rodham will follow Hils from 1974, back when she was a lawyer in Washington. Sweet, right? Well, a great woman needs a great actress to play her, and a few have been shortlisted for the part. Hint: all of them are pretty terrible.
Feast your eyes on this: Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon have all apparently been considered for the part. Which of these would be any good at it? If you answered “none”, ding ding ding! You’re a winner!
From The Independent:
Rodham – about the younger years of the former First Lady and senator – is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a canditate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer.
Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.
Rodham director James Ponstoldt said: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
Oh, man. Please keep searching, Ponstoldt. I don’t particularly mind any of these actresses on their own, but as Hillary Clinton? Nah. What do you think?
Who would make a better Hillary Clinton?
Jessica Chastain is tired of asshole reporters claiming she hates people she doesn’t – namely Jennifer Lawrence. Showbiz Spy claimed sometime late last year that Chastain became angry with Lawrence after the latter portrayed her during her hosting gig on SNL. First of all, who gets mad over an SNL sketch? Oh, that’s right – nobody. Second of all, this story is just more bullshit made up by papers to pit women against each other and make us all seem like catty bitches incapable of having a) a sense of humour b) a modicum of maturity c) respect for our fellow ladies getting theirs.
In any case, Jessica finally had enough and took to her Facebook page to put this f-ckery to rest:
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.
Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film xxjes
It’s pretty dick that Jessica Chastain even had to speak about this, that enough of a big deal was made out of it to warrant a response. You’d never hear, say, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe going on like this – and that’s because the media doesn’t make up bullshit like that about men.
In any case, both women are extremely talented, seem pretty down-to-earth and newsflash: there’s room for more than one talented, cool lady in the business. In fact, the more the merrier! More talented chill ladies in showbiz, please!
Helen Mirren is a film legend, so she could show up at an awards show in a paper bag with a mop end for a wig and old KFC buckets for shoes and no one could say shit because she’s doing her and has earned the right to do so. She didn’t quite go that far at last night’s BAFTAs in London, but she did take a popular hair trend to the pensioner set by dyeing her hair a lovely shade of bubblegum pink, an idea she got from… an unlikely source, shall we say.
“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go.”
First of all, I love that Helen Mirren watches America’s Next Top Model – I didn’t realise anyone still did. Second of all, I love that she has such a buck wild spirit that she didn’t think twice about heading to Katy Perry town with her locks. And while it’s a bit unusual, it certainly doesn’t look bad. I wish I could get away with pink hair, but it’s just not happening. Helen’s move was especially risky considering the BAFTAs are full of British people who aren’t really into bullshit and really are into class, fanciness and sexy accents.
In any case, the BAFTAs red carpet was chock full of stars, from Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck to Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain and more. Check out a gallery from last night’s red carpet below:
Technically this is not news – Huff Po reported of Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain dating almost two weeks ago, and everybody already knows that they are both awesome. But some of you guys expressed interest towards Hiddleston in your comments, and I certainly can’t deny your wishes for I am here to please.
Hiddleston, the star from War Horse and The Avengers, is all kinds of awesome. He, for one, played F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris (which, I hope, is as hot to you as it is to a bookworm like myself), and appears to be a popular Internet meme. For what it’s worth, Hiddleston was recently voted Total Film’s “Sexiest Actor Right Now”. From the interview:
I suppose my question is: Are you sure? If you are sure, then I am very flattered. VERY. Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good.
Well, turns out Jessica Chastain also finds his demureness sexy, and that should mean something, considering her earlier statement in InStyle magazine, where she swore off dating other actors. Also, have you seen Jessica Chastain?! She is totally gorgeous, and she seems to be on the rise winning awards left and right, and especially with her recent Oscar nomination.
I can’t wait to see these two rocking the red carpet together. They make such a handsome, old-Hollywood kind of couple, unlike others that we know of.