Marie Claire is focusing on the new generation of leading ladies in Hollywood. These up-and-coming Hollywood women has been seen quite a lot on our TV screens and magazine pages in the past few months. 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o has the most colourful cover in a pink tube dress accentuated with black embroidery. In four other covers, she is joined by Game of Thrones actresses Emilia Clarke and Elle Fanning as well as fellow American actresses Kate Mara and Elizabeth Olsen.
Read excerpts from their interview below as well as a behind-the-scene video!
Lupita, on hearing her Oscars category being announced at the show: “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”
Emilia, on her future: “Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon. You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family. And in the same breath, I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination – that would be glorious. And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese. I’m always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully.”
Kate, on getting rid of her signature red hair: “I felt relieved getting rid of red – people in my family were saying, ‘Red hair is your identity – you’ll ruin it!’ But I’m an actor. I’d shave my head if the part called for it. I love morphing into someone different; it makes you wear makeup differently.”
Elizabeth, on having the Olsen last name: “Everyone has their hurdle to get over, and if mine is that I have to [prove] I’ve earned my jobs, I’m OK with that. I’m in it for a ride, and I’m in it for the long run.”
Elizabeth, on the lifestyle she wants: “I definitely know what kind of lifestyle I want to have. Some people recognize you for your work, not for being pictured going to clubs. So, I try and keep that kind of profile that people know you from your work and that’s it. There are some jobs that I’ve said no to, because I know what kind of attention they will bring. I choose not to have that specific kind of attention.”
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