Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain Sends a Powerful Message to Women in the Wake of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

"Talk could be powerful, but actions more so," the actress said at Variety's Power of Women event in New York City.<p>From supporting Planned Parenthood …

Sexism

Jessica Chastain on Women in Hollywood and Her Biggest Fear About Trump

<i>As one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, Jessica Chastain will be at Friday’s lunch in support of her chosen cause, Planned Parenthood. For this</i> …

Gender

Variety Power of Women Celebrates Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton

Blake Lively Variety’s Power of Women NY Presented by Lifetime, Inside, Cipriani Midtown, New York, USA – 21 Apr 2017<p>Variety/REX/Shutterstock<p>Lena …

Hollywood

Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Dealing With Internalized Misogyny In Hollywood

The actress admits she hasn't always trusted female directors.<p>Anne Hathaway is coming clean about one form of Hollywood sexism that nobody talks about: internalized misogyny.<p>The actress, who currently stars in the dark comedy “Colossal,” revealed in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday that …

Hollywood

Meet the Chanel Makeup Artist Hollywood Can't Live Without

For Kate Lee, the secret to making celebrities look their best is knowing when to stop. “I sometimes go dangerously nude with skin because when someone has this light shining from within, it’s blasphemous to coat them in a mask of foundation,” she says.<p>Not that Lee is makeupaverse. She calls her …

Fashion

Jessica Chastain: I want my free birth control and I want it now

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Jessica Chastain, apparently a Hollywood actress who’s been nominated for an Oscar — though maybe she’s so-called “between films” …

Feminism

Jessica Chastain just did the most badass thing to make sure she’s paid as much as her male co-stars

Equal pay is a hotly discussed topic, and for great reason. No matter what the job, men get paid more than women — something that doesn’t stop in an …

Feminism

Jessica Chastain's Experience Will Open Your Eyes to How F*cked Up the Wage Gap Really Is

The actress recently had to turn down a big role because of the pay disparity.<p>Jessica Chastain is an advocate for gender equality in Hollywood, and has now revealed how she makes sure she gets paid the same as her male counterparts.<p>The <i>Dark Zero Thirty</i> star told <i>Variety</i>: "I'm not taking jobs anymore …

Overdrive

Jessica Chastain Won't Take Roles Until She Knows What Male Stars Are Making

“I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid."<p>Jessica Chastain is officially <i>done</i> making less money than her male costars.<p>The “Zero Dark Thirty” star, who is a vocal supporter of closing the wage gap in Hollywood and beyond, revealed in an …

Overdrive

Jessica Chastain Fights to Protect Planned Parenthood in Trump Era

<i>Jessica Chastain is one of</i> Variety’s <i>2017 Power of Women New York honorees. For more women in entertainment using their voices to bring attention to</i> …

Abortion

Variety’s Power of Women New York 2017

Each year, <i>Variety</i> highlights five prominent women who are using their clout and influence to bring attention to worthy causes. This year’s honorees …

When It Comes to Gender Pay Gap in Hollywood, Jessica Chastain Plays by Her Own Rules

A growing number of award-winning actors are thrusting the issue of equality, in Hollywood and elsewhere, into the spotlight.

Women's News

Jessica Chastain Will Not Stand for Wage Inequality—End of Story

In a recent interview with <i>Variety</i>, Jessica Chastain laid down the law: She will not stand to make less than her male co-stars. End of story.<p>“I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid. I’m not allowing that in my life,” the <i>Zookeeper’s Wife</i> …

Hollywood

How do you get an Oscar-level dress but not an Oscar-level price? Charlotte shop shows one way

It's spring gala season, and one of Charlotte's most luxurious boutiques was humming on a recent Tuesday, with racks laden with silk, hand-beading …

Fashion

Jessica Chastain's One Simple Trick to Making Sure She's Getting Paid as Much as Her Male Co-Stars

Jessica Chastain is sick of getting paid less than her male co-stars and she's not going to take it anymore. She's become an outspoke advocate for equal pay in Hollywood, but how does one undo decades of ingrained sexism in an industry where male actors regularly make more than their female …

Red Carpet

How a stranger's act of kindness set Jessica Chastain on her path

There is a story Jessica Chastain tells about a trip to Disneyland when she was 10 years old, and a stranger's act of kindness that made a lasting …

Brisbane

Jessica Chastain to Join Pedro Almodóvar on 2017 Cannes Film Festival Jury

The festival will take place from May 17 trough the 28.<p>Jessica Chastain will be part of this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury, which will be presided …

Entertainment

The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

The world's best cocktail bar is coming to Melbourne for one night only.<p>Say salud to Argentina's most loved wine with empanadas and a bottomless …

Asghar Farhadi

Holocaust survivor tells real story behind The Zookeeper’s Wife

Holocaust survivor Stefania Sitbon was among 300 Jewish men, women and children who found safe haven during the Second World War in the unlikeliest of places: the Warsaw Zoo.<p>The extraordinary true story of a Polish couple whose zoo served as a refuge during the German occupation has been translated …

Holocaust

What Kind of Accent Should Actors Use in Period Pieces?

People can’t stop talking about the way Jessica Chastain talks in <i>The Zookeeper’s Wife.</i> The Julliard-trained actress employs a strong Polish accent in …

Linguistics

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of April 3, 2017

Though the slow shift toward friendlier weather often elicits an easy approach to hair and makeup, this week’s best beauty looks centered on polish—and ample dustings of blush-toned eyeshadow.<p>Slick, center-parted updos found fans in Jessica Chastain and Hailey Baldwin, who each edged their lids in …

Fashion

Jessica Chastain Still Can't Resist a Little Black Dress

With its new series <i>The Son</i>, starring Pierce Brosnan as its leading man, AMC has thrown its hat into the dark prestige-drama ring once more. (It's been a minute since <i>Mad Men</i>'s Don Draper and <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Walter White were the antiheroes on the tips of everyone's tongues.) The show premiered Monday …

Fashion

The Revelatory Horror of The Zookeeper’s Wife

In Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s <i>The Zookeeper’s Wife</i>, the protagonist listens in fascination and horror, as Lutz Heck—a German …

Liberal POV

The Atlanta Film Festival Puts Diversity First

The city once deemed the Coca-Cola capital is now on the map for something besides sugar water. Atlanta, the third busiest city in the United States …

Movies

Jessica Chastain Reveals How Tom Cruise Saved 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The actress also opens up about the secret behind the Osama bin Laden film and talks about her new movie, 'The Zookeeper's Wife.'<p>Jessica Chastain …

Entertainment

Watch Jessica Chastain Explain How Tom Cruise Saved Zero Dark Thirty

“With his support, I was able to do this movie,” Chastain says.<p><b>Jessica Chastain</b>, our benevolent lady of Sloane, might have one less Oscar nomination if it weren’t for <b>Tom Cruise</b>. A few years ago, back when Chastain arrived on Hollywood’s doorstep as a fully formed character actress with two …

Hollywood

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Lures Crowds to Jessica Chastain and World War II

While "Lion" and "La La Land" continue to rack up grosses, studio fare is stealing arthouse thunder.<p>Hungry for fresh nourishment, specialty audiences …

Movies

'Femininity Is Not Weakness,' Jessica Chastain Says Of 'Zookeeper's Wife'

War movies are generally told from male perspectives, says director Niki Caro — but that doesn't have to be the case.<p>Her new film, <i>The Zookeeper's Wife</i> is an adaptation of Diane Ackerman's 2007 book. It's based on the diaries of Antonina Żabińska, who, along with her husband Jan Żabiński, saved …

Gender

Jessica Chastain’s tropical floral dress has us dreaming of our next vacation

Cold weather along the east coast may have damped our moods, but thanks to Jessica Chastain, we know that spring’s here. The stunning actress donned …

Fashion

Springtime Whites and Embellished Florals Were Celebrity Favorites This Week

Is it time for warm weather yet? Because we're like, really ready to break out the crisp, white dresses and indulge in some good florals prints. (And …

Fashion