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Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Is she in the beginning stages of a long and fruitful career?

Born and bred in the Bay Area.

I have not seen The Help since it is on "Forever Long Wait" at Netflix but the only reason I might be interested is to see her perform.

If anyone saw Jolene on Directv or cable you would appreciate her even more as an actress. She was not afraid to do a lot of nudity in that flick.


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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

i hope so. i've enjoyed her in everything i've seen her in (THE HELP, TAKE SHELTER and TREE OF LIFE) and think she's very attractive. apparently i need to see JOLENE.

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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Was she the cute kooky houswife on The Help that the other housewives hated? If so, I like her but have never heard of her before.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Probably, but more like she did in 2011 than pure mainstream.

in 2011 she was in The Tree of Life, The Debt, Take Shelter, The Help, Texas Killing Fields, Wild Salome and Coriolanus - only The Help was mainstream and that was something of a surprise success. She's kind of typecast as a housewife, but she does a stellar job of it (in The Help, Tree of Life and Take Shelter she had three different takes on a very similar role).

She also appears to be something of an Directors/Actor's actor. Tree of Life with Malick, Take Shelter with Jeff Nichols, Wilde Salome by Al Pacino, Coriolanus by Ralph Fiennes, The Debt by John Madden.

She's one of the few 30 year old actresses that doesn't look like a kid and is a great actress to boot. That's working to her benefit.

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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

I just saw The Debt and think she has potential. I just think she needs to be in something mainstream where she is either the first or second lead to more firmly establish herself. I just don't want her to try the dopey romantic comedy route that many actresses seem to take, nor the romance movie one that seems to have been so fruitful for Rachel McAdams.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

You may not've noticed, but Hollywood doesn't do next-big-thing actresses anymore. They just have hot pieces of ass who can act reasonably well that they stick in a bunch of movies for a couple years, after which they're dropped in favor of someone younger.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She's in 28 films this year alone.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

If this thread has been started two years+ ago, I might agree with the premise.

What's the next thread? "Is Christian Bale set to become a major star?"
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She's amazing. Loved her in everything last year. Jolene was the first film I saw her in and loved her so much in it. Then tree of life. Just recently she did great in Texas Killing Fields and especially Take shelter. Shes easily one of my favorite actresses now.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

It won't be long until the Caine–Hackman Theory becomes the Chastain-Gosling Theory.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She's the female Tom Hardy of 2011....just hope she's not in something like This Means War.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
She's the female Tom Hardy of 2011....just hope she's not in something like This Means War.
I think Michael Fassbender would be more accurate. No offense to Tom Hardy but Fassbender is a much greater actor.
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Yeah I could see that too. Both of them were pretty prolific last year, and I'd give the edge to Fassbender for Shame alone.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post

I have not seen The Help since it is on "Forever Long Wait" at Netflix but the only reason I might be interested is to see her perform.

If anyone saw Jolene on Directv or cable you would appreciate her even more as an actress. She was not afraid to do a lot of nudity in that flick.
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i hope so. i've enjoyed her in everything i've seen her in (THE HELP, TAKE SHELTER and TREE OF LIFE) and think she's very attractive. apparently i need to see JOLENE.
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She's amazing. Loved her in everything last year. Jolene was the first film I saw her in and loved her so much in it. Then tree of life. Just recently she did great in Texas Killing Fields and especially Take shelter. Shes easily one of my favorite actresses now.
Jolene is available on Netflix Instant. I just added it to my queue and will be watching it soon.

JefftheAlpaca,

If you really want to see The Help soon, I would rent it from a Redbox near you. When I wanted to watch it, it was also on a Very Long Wait and I just picked it up from a Redbox shortly thereafter and deleted it from my queue.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She is the female Michael Fassbender.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She's only going to be the next big star if she can get larger roles in more mainstream movies. She's in a lot of smaller indie films which can make for a nice career but not towards becoming a "big star."
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
i hope so. i've enjoyed her in everything i've seen her in (THE HELP, TAKE SHELTER and TREE OF LIFE) and think she's very attractive. apparently i need to see JOLENE.
I guess I do too. She was cool in The Debt. She's really been kind of a healthy calm of a surprise in the past 2 years.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Really like her work. She's like a male version of Chris Pine only with a smaller forehead and much better acting chops.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

....what?
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

She's the new Parker Posey. (Remember her?)
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
Really like her work. She's like a male version of Chris Pine only with a smaller forehead and much better acting chops.
She's a male?

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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
She's the new Parker Posey. (Remember her?)
Yes, she was just on last week's episode of The Good Wife
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
She's the new Parker Posey. (Remember her?)
Main difference is that Chastain is a much much better actor.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

i hope so. i've enjoyed her in everything i've seen her in (THE HELP, TAKE SHELTER and TREE OF LIFE) and think she's very attractive. apparently i need to see JOLENE.
You have to see it

If you really want to see The Help soon, I would rent it from a Redbox near you. When I wanted to watch it, it was also on a Very Long Wait and I just picked it up from a Redbox shortly thereafter and deleted it from my queue.
I will see it eventually but with the exception of Jessica it looks like a Tyler Perry movie but with more prestige.

Maybe it was worded incorrectly but she might be one of those few actresses we see almost every year nominated during awards season.
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Re: Jessica Chastain the next big star?

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Main difference is that Chastain is a much much better actor.
And much hotter.

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