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Jessica Chastain strips down for British GQ Magazine!

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Jessica Chastain. She literally exploded into Hollywood a couple of years ago, making a bazillion movies in the span of about two years.

Jessica appears on the January cover of British GQ, promoting her new movie ‘Zero Dark Thiry’. The new Kathryn Bigelow film is about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and is getting more buzz than I’ve seen in a long time! According to what I’ve read, Bigelow actually got information from the Obama administration to make the movie as real as possible. Chastain stars as a CIA operative searching for Bin Laden, and from what I’ve read she could be up for her second Oscar for her role.

Here’s more:

On Zero Dark Thirty and Bin Laden: ‘This film will make news. We all think we know how it ended. We don’t. And this movie is about how it really ended. It is shocking. When I first read the script, I was blown away by this woman. The sacrifices she made and what she had to do. It’s something I still get very emotional about. What happens when you live for this one goal? And then you achieve it.’

Relating to CIA agents: ‘I can relate to those aspects of being in the CIA. For the last three years, my life has been work and only work. I do miss my family. I do feel cut off from my friends. Listen, I know being in the CIA is a lot more important that being an actress, but I do feel some empathy with the loneliness: you give away yourself.’

Ginger angst: ‘You Brits are usually so mean to your redheads. Why is that? In America it’s seen as a good thing. Look at Julia Roberts – she’s cool, right? I was working in Thailand and I’d be walking down the street and people – British people – would stop the car and scream, “ginger!” at me.’

On working with Brad Pitt in Tree of Life: ‘He didn’t have a huge entourage, nothing like that. He just showed up on his motorcycle on the very first day and went, “Hi, I’m Brad.” You just heard the rumbling of his bike and he’d appear like James Dean, or Marlon Brando from The Wild One. He was kind, he was generous, he’d never heard of me but he never made me feel less.’

Sex symbol status? ‘I always find sex scenes embarrassing. But at times they are necessary – I get that. It’s a huge compliment when someone says you’re attractive, especially when I was such an awkward kid – I was very tomboyish, with very short red hair, running around with cowboy boots on. So when someone tells me I’m a sex symbol I’m like, “what?”. But I’ll take what I can get. That’ll teach all those boys back in Junior High! In fact, I hope my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated for one month and who broke up with me at the Valentine’s Day Dance – I hope that boy reads this article.’

I can’t wait to see her movie, I think it looks amazing!! Her, I love…. seriously.

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Lea Michele covers the January issue of Flare Magazine

Lea Michele looks retro-glam on the January 2013 issue of FLARE in an Alberta Ferretti dress and Stephen Webster ring. In the interview, the ‘Glee’ actress opens up about career perseverance and Canadian men:

On her fashion ethics: “Food is for nutrition, so if that’s your preference, okay, but I don’t think there’s really a need to be wearing fur.”

On her Canadian boyfriend, Cory Monteith: “Canada makes some great dudes, and he’s definitely one of them—just the nicest, sweetest guy in the world. And it’s really great that I’ve gotten to go to Victoria and Vancouver a lot—it’s so beautiful.”

On her her “perfect companion:” “I found [my cat Sheila] on the Paramount lot with some other kittens, and I took her home and found the other cats homes as well. She’s the greatest cat in the whole world, so spunky and fun. It wouldn’t be fair to have a dog, but she’s the perfect companion for me.”

On recording her upcoming album: “It’s a long process. I’m really going to take my time with it and make sure that it gets lots of attention.”

Amanda Seyfried’s stunning new Vanity Fair photo shoot!

Amanda Seyfried appears in the December issue of Vanity Fair, and what a gorgeous photoshoot it is! Amanda is promoting her two new movies, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Lovelace’. In the photo shoot, which I’ve included, the beautiful actress poses in outfits by DiorElie Saab and Valentino.

There was a short interview that went along with the pictures. Here are some excerpts:

On shooting Mean Girls: “Back then I thought every movie that was made found an audience and things were all stars and butterflies,” she sighs, “before I developed a relationship with this world.”

On working with Hugh Jackman in Les Mis: “There is nothing bad to say about Hugh. He isn’t human. I bet you anything he’s got some kind of superhuman capabilities, beyond just being just the kindest, gentlest soul I’ve come across.” Plus, she says, he has a wildly inappropriate sense of humour, which she shares. Together they invented alternative story lines that transformed their characters’ tender relationship into something altogether less innocent, like the old Renault “Papa!” and “Nicole!” ads gone wild. “We sexualized everything as much as we could. It was really funny, the moments we could find . . . It’s like every movie has another version, another satirical version of itself.”

On the challenges of Lovelace: “We were doing a scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard. We used a popsicle, and I had my arms covering the popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throatguy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn’t stop laughing.”

I’m excited – MORE than excited – to see ‘Les Miserables’. Unfortunately I’m not terribly excited to see ‘Lovelace’, I just have a bad feeling about it (but I sincerely hope I’m wrong). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Lindsay Lohan was their first pick – and then they went with Amanda? When Lindsay’s your first choice, you know you’re in trouble.

Check out all the beautiful pictures below! Gorgeous!!

Source, via Celebitchy


Marion Cotillard’s latex-inspired W Magazine cover!

Marion Cotillard covers the December issue of W Magazine. The actress is promoting her new movie, the French film, ‘Rust and Bone’. From what I’ve seen, the movie looks very, very good…and very, very sad. Critics say Marion could walk away with another Oscar, so we’ll see!

Now about this photo shoot. WEIRD! Man, bizarre pictures. It’s like an S&M Nutcracker photo shoot, no?

Here are some highlights from the interview, via Celebitchy:

Marion on not winning Best Actress at Cannes this year: “I think I may have been on too many magazine covers. In France, they like the underdog. In America, they appreciate success.”

But she’s still so French: “It is much easier for me to understand something vast and complex than something light and uncomplicated. Perhaps that makes me very French.” She laughed. “Tragedy is almost always interesting to me.”

Getting respect in France and America: “I had costarred in three commercialhits in France,” Cotillard told me in 2007. “To have your place in French cinema, you have to prove that you are a serious actress in a noncommercial film. When Tim Burton picked me, French critics were impressed. In France, they see Tim Burton as a kind of film doctor, and the movie was not successful—so voilà!”

What were her first film-going experiences? “Fantasia. The dancing hippopotamus made an impression on me. And, of course, E.T. I went totally mad in the theater. I was almost pulling my hair out when they took E.T. away. That’s a deep memory of anger, despair, and pain. They had to get me out of the theater. I was screaming.”

Dreaming in French and English: “I recently spent six months filming in New York, and all my thoughts were in English. I played a Polish woman, and I would have loved to dream in Polish. Mostly, I am confused—some people talk to me in French, and I answer in English. And some people talk to me in English, and I answer in French. I think I’m too tired to dream in any language.”

What’s worse, a sex scene or a death scene? “Definitely a sex scene. I hate sex scenes. The body is so important in this movie, but I hate being naked onscreen. It’s very weird to imagine how a person would have sex. It cannot be your way. Otherwise, it would be super uncomfortable and overly intimate. Everyone has a way to have sex, so a character does too. I mean, kissing is very powerful. You feel something, you know? It’s really intense to kiss as anotherperson.”

French people love Batman: “Oh, yeah, he’s very popular. Not all superheroes are, but Batman is. He is human, so you can relate to him. The French like that. I loved the TV series. I was totally crazy about Catwoman. She was so witty and fun.”

Her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses.”

I love Marion. I think she’s an incredible actress.  Check out the trailer for ‘Rust & Bone’ below!