I love Jessica Chastain, she was sweet and down-to-earth in person! And truth be told, she was my favorite among the cast of “The Debt.” She plays the younger Rachel Singer and the great Helen Mirren is her character’s older version. Watch the film on August 31st for Chastain’s subdued yet emotionally rich performance! Hats off to this fine, fine actress!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** Her subdued acting where you can practically see emotions flutter across her face
*** What attracted her to play Rachel Singer in the movie?
*** She’s the only American actor in the ensemble! Go USA!
*** How she explored the thread of continuity with Helen Mirren
*** Working with the Queen herself, Miss Mirren
*** How she used Krav Maga to prepare for the action scenes of the film
Here’s more info on “The Debt” from Yahoo:
In 1997, shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.
Genres: Thriller, Crime/Gangster, Adaptation, Remake and War
Release Date: August 31st, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for for some violence and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
Production Co.: MARV Films
Studios: Miramax Films
Filming Locations: United Kingdom
Produced in: United Kingdom
Cast and Credits
Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Marton Csokas
Directed by: John Madden
Produced by: Eitan Evan, Matthew Vaughn, Kris Thykier
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