Jessica Chastain covers the Summer 2016 issue of Porter.
On gender equality: “When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view. You don’t feel a hierarchy; you don’t have anyone feeling like they are being left out or bullied or humiliated. Sometimes, being the only girl on a set, you can feel like a sexual object.”
On learning how to live within the industry: “I’ve never dated anyone famous. I had time before this happened to really watch the industry. I want to be able to have my family and have this normalcy and go see a play and not have the audience watching me watch the play.”
On dreaming about her Oscar dress: “I never dreamed what my wedding dress would look like… but I always dreamed about my Oscars dress.’
The new tee, part of the “I Am Enough” campaign, launched at Represent.com/Jared with a line of apparel that includes tees, tanks and hoodies emblazoned with the logo “I Am Enough. Love Yourself First” in rainbow- or solid-colored lettering.
The campaign was developed as a fundraiser to benefit OneOrlando and the official Pulse Victims’ Fund Page for Equality Florida — a GoFundMe project that has raised nearly $6 million in eight days for the shooting victims and their families. The ‘I Am Enough’ campaign will donate $1 for every shirt sold.
“In light of all the tragic events that have happened lately … we are coming out with our most recent … variation of the Always Keep Fighting campaign,” Padalecki said on Facebook. “It’s been meaningful to me, and I hope it will be meaningful to you.”
“I know sometimes you feel like you can’t fight, and I know sometimes you feel like you can’t love yourself,” Padalecki said. “And when that happens, I want you to remember that you’re enough.”
Jared Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on Supernatural and began the Always Keep Fighting Campaign.
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By his own reckoning, playing iconic country singer Hank Williams in Sony Pictures Classics new biopic, I Saw the Light, was a stretch, but once Tom Hiddleston accepted the part in the Marc Abraham-directed film, the Cambridge-educated Brit immersed himself in the life of the Hillbilly Poet, who died at 29 in 1953, and prepared like he had for no other film.
The actor, best known for his role as Loki in Thor, moved to Nashville to live with singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell for five weeks to prepare vocally for the part and then spent three months in Shreveport, La., shooting the film, which opened in limited release on March 25 and wide April 1.
Earlier this week, Hiddleston, 35, talked with Billboard about “going mad” over doing 56 takes of “Lovesick Blues,” the tyranny of the Internet and those pesky James Bond rumors. In addition to I Saw The Light, Hiddleston stars in The Night Manager, a miniseries based on the John le Carre novel, which begins airing on AMC on April 19.
Hollywood Reporter: What was your audition for I Saw The Light like?
Tom Hiddleston: Marc was always adamant that he wanted to cast an actor who could sing, not a singer who could act. He kept talking about the contradiction between [Williams’] charisma and his vulnerability. And then, not secondary to that, I had to get up there and sing those songs. I was more nervous about it than he was. He was very confident that I could pull it off. He’d seen that I had an ear for dialect and accents, so he wasn’t worried about that. Continue reading
On her film career: “I’ve been in violent films, I’ve been in provocative films and incredibly weird, twisted films. Now that I have kids, do I want to do cookie-cutter sweet? No. I am authentically who I am. Your taste is your taste, and you connect with that. Even though I’ve tried a bit more comedy lately, I’ll always come back to that [intense] kind of role, because I think it’s funny and juicy and different.”
On her childhood: “[There was] lots of adventure [growing up]. Lots of spontaneity and travel and packing up and going places. At the time, you didn’t really question it, because it’s what you know, and you just follow the lead of your parents… It always felt like we were on the road.”
On being a mother in the entertainment industry: “I definitely would like more structure for my children. But I really don’t want to overcompensate, and I think there is a tendency to do that when you’ve had certain things go on in your childhood.” Continue reading
The relationship between Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift has come under much discussion since the photographs of them on the beach were released last week. For the most part, fans are not on board. Many think she’s using him, the relationship is for PR, etc. However, regardless of the how and why of their relationship, there are some who think it is no one’s business and fans shouldn’t discuss it.
However, the moment that the pair knew paparazzi were taking their photographs, likely with, at minimum, Taylor’s permission, and continued their date and kissing while being photographed, they made their relationship public knowledge. For argument’s sake, I’m going to assume that Hiddleston is aware of the public relations aspect of dating Taylor Swift, as he seems intelligent.
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An ambitious new film adaptation starring Tom Hiddleston brings JG Ballard’s dystopian novel High-Rise to unsettling, darkly humorous life. David Gritten goes behind the scenes.
Suave and pencil-slim in a silvery-grey suit, Tom Hiddleston strolls languidly across the lawn of a picturesque garden, navigating between flower beds until he reaches a thatched barn at its very edge and pushes open the door. On this sunny August day, it is a glorious setting.
For the cameras tracking his progress, Hiddleston walks the walk four more times. It feels like a lovely, low-key, rather traditional scene – but in the completed High-Rise, a big-screen adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 novel, this location will be seen in an utterly different context.
Bangor Castle Walled Garden, 12 miles from Belfast and dating from the 1840s, is at ground level. But in High-Rise, thanks to digital effects, it appears 40 storeys up: an amazing rooftop garden crowning the cool, stylish London apartment block of the film’s title. In Ballard’s novel, set ‘five minutes in the future’, the high-rise is more than just a block of flats. Ben Wheatley, the film’s British director, notes, ‘It’s a metaphor. It’s a building; it’s also a man or a woman. It’s a country; it’s the world. It works on all those different levels.’ Continue reading