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Jessica Chastain Says She’ll Skip Oscars Carpet Press if It Conflicts With Makeup Category Presentation

Jessica Chastain says she may pass on doing Oscars red carpet press to show solidarity with Hollywood’s artisans, including the nominated The Eyes of Tammy Faye makeup team, at the March 27 ceremony. During a recent interview for The Next Best Picture podcast, the best actress nominee said she would sit out preshow press if it […]

How Michael Showalter Became King of the Dramedy

Michael Showalter, ears cushioned by a pair of giant headphones, has no idea that his security system has chirped several dozen times during the course of a February evening Zoom from his Hollywood home. He is not being robbed, we discover. His wife and twin daughters just keep going outside, tending to the burger dinner […]

How Prosthetics Played a Major Role in Shortlisted Films ‘Coming 2 America,’ ‘Dune’ and ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Coming 2 America Challenges abounded for character makeup prosthetics designer Mike Marino. Not only was he tasked with re-creating Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s multiple character looks by makeup pioneer Rick Baker from 1988’s Coming to America, he also had to age them 33 years while contending with far less forgiving modern cameras. Marino says […]

From ‘Being the Ricardos’ to ‘House of Gucci’: The Tricky Balance When Playing Real-Life People

Hollywood loves a biopic, and the Academy, in turn, has a history of honoring the actors brave enough to portray a beloved (or at times reviled) figure from recent history — in recent years, the acting prizes have gone to Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton in this year’s Judas and the Black Messiah), Renée Zellweger (Judy […]

“Box Office? I Don’t Care. I Did My Job”: Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson and the THR Actress Roundtable

“Welcome to the industry!” joked Jessica Chastain and Kristen Stewart to their younger cohort Emilia Jones as this year’s six participants on The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable commiserated about overlooked labors of love (“Is anybody ever going to watch it?”), the degree to which fear drives their decisions (Jennifer Hudson and Kirsten Dunst say no, […]

How Jessica Chastain Transformed Into Tammy Faye Bakker in New Biopic

For the creative team who designed the hair and makeup looks of Searchlight Pictures’ new biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, there is a fine line between real-life character and caricature. In the movie, Jessica Chastain portrays the legendary televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, who rose from modest beginnings to founding Christian television program The PTL […]

Jim J. Bullock Recalls Reaction to Tammy Faye Talk Show Pitch: “She’s F***ing Crazy!”

The unlikely tale of Tammy Faye Bakker is dramatized in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, out Sept. 17, with Jessica Chastain as the mascara-caked televangelist. But the story of the rise and fall of The PTL Club, which she and then-husband Jim Bakker hosted for 14 seasons starting in 1974, and her path to redemption, […]

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Team on Keeping Legacy Alive After Being “Lumped Together With Her Husband”

The cast and crew of The Eyes of Tammy Faye reunited on Tuesday’s hot pink carpet for the New York City premiere of the film, which stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker. “It was really important for me to focus on Tammy’s story. I feel like an […]

Toronto Flashback: In 2011, the Jessica Chastain “Curse” Was Lifted

When Jessica Chastain arrived at the 36th Toronto Film Festival in 2011, it marked the ending of what she herself considered “the Chastain curse.” Having begun her career with 2004 appearances on TV shows like E.R. and Veronica Mars, the California-born actress, then just 34, had racked up 11 film roles over the preceding years, […]

Toronto: Jessica Chastain Talks Angst Over Hollywood “It Girl” Label

Jessica Chastain is happy people have stopped sticking her with the Hollywood “It Girl” label. “Every time someone said that, I thought, oh no, because you have such a short life. That’s your death sentence as an actress,” Chastain told a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday. She was recalling arriving at […]

Toronto: Awards Contenders Come Into Focus As Fest Kicks Off

On the heels of the 78th Venice Film Festival and 48th Telluride Film Festival, which both got going during the long Labor Day weekend, the awards race heads north of the border for the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, with the field of Oscar contenders beginning to come into focus. At Venice, which is ongoing, […]

Jessica Chastain Says Makeup for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Has Done “Permanent Damage to My Skin”

Jessica Chastain’s major transformation into famed televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker for the upcoming biographical drama The Eyes of Tammy Faye has done permanent damage to her skin. That’s according to Chastain, who in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, revealed that the process for becoming Faye involved an average of four hours in […]