Venice Film Festival 2021: Jessica Chastain cosies up to Oscar Isaac

Venice Film Festival 2021: Jessica Chastain and on-screen husband Oscar Isaac mirror their characters as they put on a VERY romantic display at Scenes from a Marriage screening

They play husband and wife in their film, Scenes from a Marriage.

And Jessica Chastain and her on-screen love Oscar Isaac mirrored their characters as they put on a cosy display while attending the premiere for their television miniseries during the 78th Venice Film Festival on Saturday.

The Molly’s Game actress, 44, and the Mandalorian star, 42, sweetly larked around on the red carpet as he appeared to ask for her hand in marriage while posing for snaps at the glitzy event. 

Sweet: Aw! Jessica Chastain and her on-screen love Oscar Isaac mirrored their characters as they put on a cosy display while attending the premiere for their movie during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday


On-screen lovers: Isaac wrapped his arms around Jessica’s waist as they posed for cameras ahead of the screening 

Jessica looked incredible in a dazzling red strapless gown which boasted semi-sheer detailing all over, teamed with a glitzy diamond necklace. 

The leading lady boosted her frame with a pair of towering red heels, while she otherwise kept her accessories to a minimum.

Jessica wore her flame-hued locks in a loose sleek style, while she accentuated her pretty features with a full pallet of make-up, including a red lip.

The two pals posed sweetly together on the red carpet as they cuddled up and laughed and joked while taking pictures. 

You’ve got a friend in me! The duo appeared to have become firm friends while filming Scenes from a Marriage

 

Jessica and Isaac have known each other for years, but being old friends was a mixed blessing when it came to playing a married couple the new television miniseries, the pair said on Saturday.

Jessica and Isaac, who both studied at the Juilliard arts school and have been friends since college days, portray Mira and Jonathan in the HBO series.

Directed by Israeli filmmaker Hagai Levi, the 2021 version is set in the United States and examines the themes of love, marriage, monogamy and divorce, also explored in the original series, through a contemporary lens.

‘This one explores gender roles in a relationship in the current time period in terms of salary … who is supporting the family … what it means to be a mother, a woman’s relationship to sex, all of these things,’ Jessica said.


Pose! The two pals posed sweetly together on the red carpet as they cuddled up and laughed and joked while taking pictures



Wow: The actress, 44, looked incredible in a dazzling red strapless gown which boasted semi-sheer detailing all over, teamed with a glitzy diamond necklace

‘The piece really allows you to look at what it meant to be a wife and mother in that time and what it could mean also in this time,’ she said as she presented the series at the Venice Film Festival with Isaac and Levi. 

The duo described their close bond off set as ‘both a blessing and a curse’ when it came to portraying the couple, translating to an easy intimacy and trust but allowing for little personal space.

‘We got to the point where we were reading each other’s minds and I was like, ‘get out of my head!’. I felt on this job there was no quiet time,’ Jessica said.

An intimacy coordinator helped put the actors at ease when it came to filming sex scenes, but they were awkward nonetheless, she added.

‘I would still get embarrassed. Bourbon helped a lot.’


Elegant: All eyes were certainly on Jessica as she strutted her way down the red carpet

Earlier in the day, they appeared in high spirits as they attended the Scenes from a Marriage photo call.

The acting duo, who star alongside each other in the remake of the Ingmar Bergman film, larked about for the cameras. 

Jessica looked stunning in a white sheer Giambattista Valli skirt suit for the red carpet event. 

Hello! Jessica waved to fans as she passed on the red carpet


Playful: The two actors appeared to be having a great time together at the screening

Glowing: Jessica looked glowing while posing for snaps

Having fun: Earlier in the day, they appeared in high spirits as they attended the Scenes from a Marriage photo call

She swept her flame red locks up into a high, tight ponytail which revealed her naturally beautiful visage had been emphasised with a slick of pink lipstick. 

Jessica elevated her height with white high heeled shoes, while she accessorised with diamond earrings and a white handbag. 

Playing up for the cameras, Oscar held her bag in his hands while the It star posed up a storm for the cameras.  

Funny: The acting duo, who star alongside each other in the remake of the Ingmar Bergman flick larked about as Oscar held Jessica’s bag

 

Wow: Jessica looked stunning in a white sheer Giambattista Valli skirt suit for the red carpet event

The Inside Llewyn Davis actor opted for a red shirt over a white top with black trousers and Prada shoes. 

The pair later cuddled up on a bench as they posed for portraits for the film.   

Scenes From A Marriage reimagines the Bergman classic through the lens of a contemporary American couple. 

Ideas of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce are explored in the miniseries. 

New series: Scenes From A Marriage reimagines the Bergman classic through the lens of a contemporary American couple

Looking forward to it: Ideas of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce are explored in the miniseries

Hagai Levi has directed all five of the episodes and the show will be airing on HBO Max and Sky on the 12th September.

The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events.   

Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.

Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.

All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors. 

Fashion forward: The Inside Llewyn Davis actor opted for a red shirt over a white top with black trousers and Prada shoes

Good looking duo: The pair later cuddled up on a bench as they posed for portraits for the film

Sweet: They looked cosy together as Jessica donned circular retro style sunglasses 

Safety measures: All attendees of the festival this year must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors

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