‘’Memory’’ actress Jessica Chastain takes the cover of ES Magazine’s December 1st, 2023 issue. Photographed by Paola Kudacki, she wears a Dolce & Gabbana look on the cover. In charge of styling is Julia Muller, with hair styling by Renato Campora, make-up by Genevieve Herr and manicure by Megumi Yamamoto. Set design is work of Caz Slattery.
In an interview with the magazine, the Oscar-winning actress offers a nuanced view of Hollywood, contrasting her success with her critical stance on the industry. Chastain grew up poor in Sacramento. Her path towards fame began with a passion of Shakespeare, which resulted in a scholarship from Juilliard. Known for her refusal to be typecast, Chastain’s roles range from “Mama” to “Zero Dark Thirty,” embodying her philosophy of resisting external definitions of her identity. Beyond acting, she’s an advocate for creators’ rights, drawing on her own experiences of hardship. Her latest film, “Memory,” showcases her ability to portray complex characters with depth and authenticity.