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Ms. Chastain, do you fear failure?

I’m trying to not play it safe. I learn more when I fail than when I succeed, so if I push myself to do something that’s really difficult, I could fail and I’ll learn a lot. I’ll be awful, but I’ll still learn a lot from it. But if I don’t fail, then I’ll be in a great movie. I hope to be the kind of actor that isn’t always great.

Most actors probably think differently.

It’s a weird thing to say that out loud, but otherwise you’re not really learning something. I’ll be in a bad film, or I will be the one that is horrible in a film, but I think it will be good for me to do that. I am where I am because I chose projects that were risky, because it wasn’t the obvious choice. My big fear is being typecast. I love playing different accents, different women, different colored hair… I want to be able to do it all!

That seems to be working out quite well for you, isn’t it?

But I don’t want to get too excited because it means its not going to happen. I’m really superstitious.

In what ways?

If someone says something really positive I’m like, “Don’t say it!” If they say, “I think this movie’s going to do really well.” I’m like, “Don’t say it! Don’t say it! Don’t say it!” I also have these things that I do, like I fly a lot, but I won’t get on a plane without touching the outside. I have to touch the outside of the plane and put both my feet on the lip of the door of the plane at the same time. If I’m carrying a coffee and a bag, I will actually set them down because I can’t get on without doing that.

What happens if you don’t?

We’ll crash, I don’t know!

Would you ever jump out of a plane?

Well here’s the funny thing: in real life I wouldn’t do it, but if I read a script and the character jumps out of a plane I would do it. I always pick movies if there’s something really scary to do because that’s my excuse to do it.

Some actors insist on doing all of their own stunts. In Raider of the Lost Ark, for example, Harrison Ford had himself dragged behind a truck.

The scariest thing I’ve done was in The Tree of Life. There was a scene underwater at Barton Springs. I have a fear of drowning, as I’m sure everybody does, and I’m not a great swimmer. I was wearing this huge dress and the water is like 5 or 6 degrees and they wanted me to hold my breath and go all the way down. I couldn’t do it and I was getting cold, so they had these guys who took me all the way down to the bottom of the spring, it’s really deep, and put sandbags on my feet so I wouldn’t float up.

That doesn’t sound much better than getting pulled behind a truck…

Yeah, really scary. And what they would do is I would take one breath and then I would open my eyes and I’m at the very bottom moving around doing my thing and all of a sudden I had to touch my lips like, “I need air, I need air!” And they would give me air.

But I’m sure you were happy to do whatever Terrence Malick asked. Was working with such a celebrated and influential director a turning point in your career?

I think there are a lot of filmmakers that really like his work and they might have been like, “Well who is this new girl?” I was so impressed to see all the filmmakers that were at the Tree of Life premiere in Los Angeles. It’s a very rare thing to see so many in one place, but Terry’s got a lot of friends in the business. I think that was the thing that put me on the map. Before I did The Tree of Life I was living off of credit cards – thank goodness I don’t have to do that now!

Were you that broke before?

What I would do is I would have no money and I’d say, “Okay, I’m going to do this film in four months. I’m going to prepare for this film and I’m not going to take another job.” So I lived completely on credit – not an intelligent way to do it! – while working on the role and then when I got paid I would pay off my credit cards. That was the cycle that I was going through.

“For me it’s always been the artistic first. I’ve realized that if you get 100 dollars or you get 1000 dollars, you’re going to still spend it.”

Did you ever think about getting a day job to help make ends meet?

For me it’s always been the artistic first, always. I’ve realized that if you get 100 dollars or you get 1000 dollars, you’re going to still spend it. You’ll just end up spending the 1000 dollars on a nicer house or whatever and then you’re going to have to keep that money at that level to sustain that lifestyle. But if you get used to the 100-dollar lifestyle, then you’re fine. You can choose the jobs because of the creativity and the challenge of the characters rather than the money.

What role does money play for you now? I’m sure you’re getting paid much better these days.

Now the only time I really think of money is if it’s a bigger company or a bigger budget film. I just want to make sure they aren’t taking advantage of me because they know it’s not about the money for me. You don’t want them to be like, “Oh, well she’ll do it for free!”

Has your success, including several prestigious awards, made you feel vindicated for those difficult years of sticking to your principles? I’m sure there were times when you had your doubts.

Of course winning awards makes me feel good and that people acknowledge that hard work, especially the four years living on credit cards and my movies never coming out – and every time I showed up on set and the crew thought it was the first film I’ve ever done! So much of those four years were so difficult, but I really want to be here when I’m 70 years old. I want to be the actor that has the long career, I hope for the long haul. It’s not a sprint for me.

Source: The Talk

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Top 10 Quotes From Elon Musk’s Genius




Regardless of whether we’re discussing on the web instalments, science, innovation or space travel, the name Elon Musk should fly up in your psyche.

Alluded to as the Nikola Tesla of our age, Elon Musk is a business person, business head honcho, speculator, designer, and innovator. This person unquestionably knows his way with cash. He turned into a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his first new business, Zip2.

The founder of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX trusts in humankind and needs to change the world, and this isn’t merely pie in the sky considering. The man is really taking a shot at lessening an unnatural weather change and building up a human settlement on Mars to forestall human elimination. What more verification do you have to trust that all that you decided is conceivable?

Here are 11 Elon Musk quotes to influence you to begin taking a shot at your fantasies, regardless of how unimaginable they may appear to be at present.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.

I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.

Life is too short for long-term grudges.

I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.

People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.

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Top 5 Things We Picked From Cristiano Ronaldo’s Interview




Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up about his life in his most cosy meeting to date with The Players’ Tribune.

The Real Madrid forward talks about everything from his first football memory, to his most significant minute in the game, and each inclination he had in the middle.

He additionally discusses his family, the two his folks who helped him achieve the highest point of the diversion, and his child, who helped him value the most important things throughout everyday life.

Underneath we have select five intriguing applies from the long meeting – 5 things you’ll certainly be intrigued to find out about the Portuguese.

Ronaldo played football on the roads… among cars.

Each adolescent has a type of memory of playing on concrete, regardless of whether it’s merely booting a ball against a check.

In any case, as indicated by future four-time Ballon d’Or champ Ronaldo, he used to play in the street, while autos were driving past. Thank the ruler there were no mishaps, eh?

He wasn’t prepared to leave home and battled at Sporting Lisbon.

Ronaldo appears to be the most satisfied person on the planet, yet at 11 years old he didn’t feel prepared to leave home for the Portuguese capital.

As per the man himself he battled at the Sporting Lisbon institute and was exceptionally achy to visit the family, just observing his folks once like clockwork. Luckily he stuck it out, and things showed signs of improvement.

He understood he was unique at the Academy.

It likely didn’t come as a lot of disclosure, considering the reality he would go ahead to end up the best player on the planet. However, Ronaldo can pinpoint the minute he knew he was extraordinary.

He’d show signs of improvement of his partners in preparing and was regularly lauded for his capacity. So, he conceded he was worried about being too little.

Turning into a father at Real Madrid made his chance at club additional exceptional.

It must be truly unique to advance out onto the pitch wearing the all-white Real Madrid strip and having the capacity to tell the world you’re a Los Blancos player.

Be that as it may, as indicated by Ronaldo, this has all been made additional unique by the reality he fathered his child while at the club, which he concedes changed his point of view.

Holding hands and strolling with child is his most memorable moment

Strolling as an inseparable unit with his child in Cardiff is his most loved memory.

All through the meeting, Ronaldo talks gladly about every one of the trophies he has won in his profession, however, concedes they implied more to him when he was more youthful.

Today he views his most loving memory as strolling around the pitch at Cardiff clasping hands with his young child after winning the Champions League. Favour.

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Mr. Bailey, would you swear in front of the Queen?

No, if you’re going to accept the Queen you have to accept the tradition. You know, I’ve got nothing against the monarchy. I think there are too many hangers-on, but that’s also a cliché thing to say. I doubt she’d be too shocked. She’s been around; she’s not stupid.

You recently took the official photo for her 88th birthday.

Yes and I think she looks incredible for 88. I had never photographed her before.

Why not?

I wouldn’t photograph anybody if they only give you five minutes. I don’t care who it is. I don’t care if God phoned me up and said, “I want a picture, I’ve only got five minutes.” I’d say, “Well, work some of your magic and make it longer!” Even though I’m actually quicker than most and I usually get bored before they get bored.

What kind of people are the most difficult to photograph?

Lots of politicians are so full of themselves. Sports people too a bit. But actors are the most difficult because you never know who you’re photographing. They could be Hamlet or Lassie. But the fewer people they come with, the more interesting they usually are. Johnny Depp came with nobody so I knew it was going to be all right. Jack Nicholson never came with anybody, but Jack’s different because I’ve known him for so long.

You once said Jack Nicholson is the smartest actor because he knows something nobody else does. What is it that he knows?

I don’t fucking know. If I knew, I’d be as smart as him. (Laughs)

One of the things that fascinated me when I met him was his grin and the sparkle in his eye when he talked about women.

Yeah, with Viagra. He’s the first person that told me about Viagra.

When was that?

Oh, years ago. Before everyone knew about it! (Laughs)

“Actors are the most difficult because you never know who you’re photographing. They could be Hamlet or Lassie.”

When you know someone very well like you do Jack Nicholson is it easier to take a great portrait of them?

It depends. It’s one of those abstract things. We had a difficult bloke this week, what was he called? Van Morris or somebody… He was so grumpy. But I loved him being grumpy because I could use his grumpiness. I got a great grumpy picture out of him. If I see another picture of a rock ‘n’ roller against some graffiti… It drives you mad, the same old picture! Can’t they ever think of something different to do? So I don’t mind people that are difficult. I quite like that. It amuses me because there is always a way around it. I mean, no one could be more difficult than Van whatever he’s called, Van Morrison.

It seems pointless to have your picture taken if you’re not going to cooperate though.

Well he left really happy, Van Morrison. But it is kind of pointless to come here if you’re not going to help me. They might not like the picture, but one day they will. One day that’s what they’re going to look like – whether they look like that or not. Medici said to Michelangelo, “That sculpture doesn’t look like me.” Michelangelo said, “Listen, you’ll be dead in 20 years, but this will be around for 2,000 years. So, that’s what you look like!” You could say that a bit with photography.

Does it often happen that people aren’t happy with their portrait, but then years later change their mind?

Yeah. 10 years later usually. We had one recently, I won’t mention his name, I shot him 30 years ago and he said, “I hate the picture.” But his wife bought one for him as a birthday present recently. (Laughs) 30 years later and come get the picture.

Are celebrities more difficult nowadays than they were 30 or 40 years ago?

Well, I avoid celebrities. I’m not really interested in people that come with PR. That’s probably why I can’t work in America, because I don’t take all that bullshit. I don’t know how people like Bruce Weber manage, because it would drive me mad. All these silly people who don’t know anything that come with celebrities and try to tell you what to do. It’s madness! They brought it on themselves, the magazines. They should have been stricter. They should have said, “No, we’re not showing you. We’re doing the interview and that’s that.” But instead they pander to them and in the end they end up owning you. Those magazines are owned by the celebrities, really.

You don’t strike me as the type to pander to anyone.

I never really read what people write about me, but the comments people made when doing this exhibition recently at the National Portrait Gallery are so stupid. “Oh, Bailey panders to these people.” I don’t pander to anybody. I just do the picture I do. I don’t care who it is. And I won’t do pictures if people want approval. It has always seemed stupid to me that they ask you to do something and then want to sort of tell you how to do it. What madness!

Source: The Talk

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