For Jessica Chastain, the involvement of screenwriter and directorial debutant Aaron Sorkins was a decisive plus: "He is one of our best writers, if not the best writer in the American film industry. I liked Molly's humour, her intelligence, the underdog story of a woman who succeeds in a male domain. And I also liked the real Molly Bloom". Chastain also loved the costumes she was allowed to wear in the film: "Costumes, hairstyles and make-up are very important to me in every film to create the developmental curve of a character from start to finish. Here I wanted to show how Molly understands that in this milieu, she can only exert power with a certain appearance. And that men valued women for their sexuality, not for their intellect. I wanted to understand this transformation with her."
Article 08. March 2018
Jessica Chastain: "I Like Her Humour and Her Intelligence"
In "Molly's Game", Jessica Chastain shines as a young woman who hosts the most spectacular poker games in the US, gets caught by the FBI and stays true to her moral principles.