“Why do millionaires think they can do anything without consequences?

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main couple “the forgiven” He did not commit a crime on Avenue Hoche in Paris or on Fifth Avenue in New York; Their shock and “accidental” escape take place in the middle of an isolated road in Morocco and the victim, a Berber boy, is a life of no value to them. The characters, played by Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes, intend to make up for their mistake with money, pay the family money and blame others for the situation.

The film, directed by John Michael McDonagh, and based on the novel by Lawrence Osborne, criticizes the Fortunate by the situation in which he confronts the protagonists of the problem: While David (Venice) tries to meet the family of his victim, his wife Joe (Chastain) is having fun in a luxury villa in the desert, in a clan Sex and cocaine, surrounded by a social elite alien to the rest of society.

“It’s so sad when nothing happens on screen, when there’s no drama and no challenge,” Chastain says. “We’re telling a story about the franchise and I love playing someone the audience doesn’t like. The female characters can also do things that go against what society expects of women; that, to me, is a very exciting thing,” says the actress.

to her, “the forgiven” It is a satire on class difference. “The book and the film explore segregation, gender roles, and racism. At the same time, the narrative values ​​the idea that millionaires have money, so why do they think they can go anywhere and do anything without consequences? They are wrong,” says the interpreter, who now admits He’s in a special place.” “I feel a certain strength because people definitely treat me differently now. I think that’s because I’ve made and produced a lot of movies, but I wouldn’t be where I am without my team, without the people who have helped me from day one in my career,” he admits.

Adapted from the novel of the same title by Lawrence Osborne, this satire, signed by director John Michael McDonagh, is vaguely reminiscent of Roberto Rossellini’s I Will Always Love You. “I love shooting in remote places, it’s part of my job. We went to Morocco to shoot “the forgiven”, a bar located in the same place associated with the novel and script. Movies do not impart credibility if you are trying to recreate remote sites. I remember every night we’d drive home and find human fossils on both sides of the road. That helped us tell the story. I think it’s absolutely essential to shoot in the places we’re talking about,” confirms Jessica Chastain.

We caught up with the actress at the Toronto Film Festival where the actress also presented The Eyes of Tammy Faye for which she won an Academy Award this year. Chastain’s meteoric rise in Hollywood has taken root in the industry. The actress has received two Academy Award nominations in her career for The Maids and Ladies in 2012 and The Darkest Night in 2013, and a statuette for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. “I want to believe that the feelings I describe on screen are contagious. I like a challenge to the point of considering myself a masochist. I don’t know what attracts me to the character, but I feel the need to take extreme risks when I play. When I’m acting, I’m so reckless that I think I can do anything. I understand that there are many actors without work, and I, who is privileged, must do my best.

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Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain star in The Forgiven Universal UK

in “the forgiven”Fiennes and Chastain are working together again a decade later after their first movie Coriolanus. “I was looking forward to working with Ralph Fiennes again. We filmed a couple who can’t stand each other. This time, we’re a couple on the verge of divorce, but have loved each other in the past. They joked with him, we came to the conclusion that next time we work Together we will be friends in the imagination,” says Chastain, who admits to feeling happy with Fiennes. “Ralph is my favorite type of actor because he does all the work before he shows up on set. When your teammates come ready, it’s easy to improvise and keep opportunities open for any possibility. If you show up in that kind of situation, with an inspiring presence around him, it’s He makes everything flow. Plus he’s a fun guy.”

For a British actress, Jessica is an actress who has a huge impact on screen. “She is a wonderful actress. You play a small or big role that always ends up catching the audience’s attention.” A large part of Chastain’s success lies in the vast difference between the characters he plays. “In our industry, we celebrate men who risk their personalities while women are valued for their appearance. I’ve built a career playing unpleasant characters, likable characters, and risk-taking characters. I’m totally dedicated to pursuing the same thing. We don’t all have the same flaws or make the same mistakes, but we’re all selfish and ambitious. , and that’s part of being human. No matter how well we do, there will be a day when we act in a self-serving manner without integrity and honor. That day is the day I want to play it,” admits Chastain, who has become a true lioness of the feminist struggle in Hollywood.

She wants to encourage equal pay and not stop talking about pay inequality. “I think people are more aware of it. I think we still have a long way to go, but it’s getting better as we’re going in the right direction. Women are the masters of their own way and that’s something that hasn’t happened before. We have to unite apart from the genre so that creators and artists can own their work.” That’s the really exciting thing for me.”

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