Sunday 29 January 2012

Best Supporting Actress 2011:Jessica Chastain - The Help

The incredible work of Jessica Chastain this year is a nomination worthy itself. She played in The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, Coriolanus and Texas Killing Fields. Personally, I have only seen the first two films, but she was really great in both of them, though she is playing a completely different characters in them.
In The Help she plays a young woman, that is not very experienced in marriage and so she pays a housemaid played by Octavia Spencer. The most of the time she is on the screen, she is with Octavia Spencer and she shines.
Mostly in her first scenes, Chastain is a little bit overacting, but she can wonderfully find the right way to be funny, but not annoying. Her overacting just greatly suits to the character. You know, just to watch her playing is a great experience and a great joy. She just enjoys every moment she´s on the screen.
I can very easily imagine this character played by any other actress. It would be probably very dull performance and you would not remember it a week after watching the film. But that´s not what happened in Jessica Chastain´s hands.
(SPOILER ALERT) Her best moment in my opinion is probably the scene of her interruption. It´s a scene, she has to show a real sadness and depression and she does it wonderfully.
I just really can say, that this is a deserving nomination and one of the best supporting female performances of the year...

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