Jessica Chastain: Best - or Worst – SAG Near Miss?

Duana Posted by Duana at January 30, 2012 16:24:31 January 30, 2012 16:24:31

Man, these girls from The Help are on a SLOG.  I was looking up something regarding The Help on the site last night, and I came across a poster in another language, and realized ΓÇÿoh yeahΓÇÖ, wide, WIDE release.  Lots and lots of travel to promote the movie and many many outfits.

Do you kind of feel like Jessica Chastain maybe blew her wad too early?

IΓÇÖm sorry.  Crass, first of all, and offensive to the new queen of American cinema second.  I like Chastain, I think sheΓÇÖs articulate and interesting.  

But after the Globes and now last night, I feel like somethingΓÇÖs gone awry in the wardrobe planning.  Her Globes dress was too tight, and this blue, in certain pictures it looks confining and restricting, in others I think IΓÇÖm ridiculous and thereΓÇÖs no strain at all.  Maybe itΓÇÖs just those really upsetting bra cups.  But itΓÇÖs just not perfect, not like it could be. The colour, which I think is meant to be a vibrant sort of periwinkle, fades in certain photos and doesnΓÇÖt do much for her.  It just seems like one of those dresses where she looked over the stylist pile, was like ΓÇ£yeah, I guessΓÇ¥ and sighed, and wished she could repeat something awesome she blew on an event last fall.   Maybe?

I assume sheΓÇÖs saving the big guns for Oscar night, and I hope itΓÇÖs something unusual  and dramatic and not too conformist, which is how IΓÇÖve felt about most of the gowns sheΓÇÖs chosen thus far in 2012.  I wish she had some room to have some more fun.

Unless this was the fun, in which case…uh oh.

Joe Klamar/Jason Merritt/Frazer Harrison/Getty

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