The covers are shot by David Roemer. (source)
The covers are shot by David Roemer. (source)
Marie Claire US releases its April 2019 ‘Change Makers’ issue featuring Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain, and Constance Wu (out on newsstands March 26th).
The three cover stars are coming together for MC to showcase what power looks like in 2019. As actresses, activists, and filmmakers each are fighting for inclusion, representation, and equality to shape the future of Hollywood. Inside the cover story, DuVernay opens up about her personal and professional rise as a groundbreaking filmmaker and also shares what she considers her biggest career mistake so far. Wu holds nothing back on how she defines diversity and why women have to compete with one another for roles. Chastain shares when she gave up trying please others and the criticism she’s faced on being so outspoken.
Ava DuVernay On honoring her craft before fame: “I didn’t have dreams or designs that a studio would want to make my work, that any awards body or critical community would embrace my work. In many ways, that lack of attention put me in a really good place. No one’s going to watch it anyway, so I may as well make what I want.”
Constance Wu On defining diversity: “Diversity isn’t just ‘Let’s have people of color supporting this white person’s story.’”
On competition among actresses: “People say women are inherently bitchy and competitive. But anybody will be competitive if there’s only one seat at the table.”
Jessica Chastain On criticism for being outspoken: “I’ve had people tell me, ‘You need to be a little more quiet with all this woman talk.’” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)
Jessica Chastain and Ralph Lauren fronts the latest cover image and inside story of Madame Figaro captured by David Roemer with styling by Delphine Perroy. Hair and makeup by Renato Campora and Tyron Machhausen, manicurist Angel Williams. (source)
Annie Leibovitz also photographed VF editor in chief Graydon Carter and actors Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Claire Foy, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot and Robert De Niro for the fold out covers. The issue marks Graydon‘s final issue for the magazine. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Dakota Johnson, Aja Naomi King, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig and Janelle Monáe, here to view 2016 cover featuring Charlotte Rampling, Rachel Weisz, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan and Diane Keaton, here to view 2015 cover featuring Amy Adams, Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon, here to view 2014 cover featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Idris Elba and George Clooney. Click here to view 2013 cover featuring Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper, here to view 2012 cover featuring Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowka.
Jessica Chastain and Michael B. Jordan are shot by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen and Ethan James Green respectively for the covers. (source)
Ruven Afanador shot the cover. (source)
Jessica Chastain wears Ralph Lauren Collection dress and Tiffany & Co. bracelet and rings on the December 2017/Januari 2018 cover of Town & Country magazine photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro. Hair and makeup by Didier Malige and Fulvia Farolfi, nails by Gina Viviano.
On why she does not choose traditional female acting roles: “I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life. I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women.”
On equal pay and what she will no longer accept: “If I’m in a situation where I have equal experience to the actor and my role is just as significant, there is no reason why I should be paid less. It’s not really part of my world anymore, because I just won’t accept it.”
On her mission to inspire young girls: “I believe that the energy you put into the world is what you get back, so I’m trying to put something positive out there, something to inspire girls and go into science, to run for office, to try to join the space program.”
On how she approaches political resistance: “I am happy to stand alongside and march for any minority to have equal rights. But I’m not into anything that incites violence, that magnifies hate, because it becomes contagious. …I try to approach my political resistance and my life with hope and love.”
On becoming the face of the new Ralph Lauren fragrance, Woman: “I’m interested in celebrating women in all of their complexities—truly authentic, self-realized women. Ralph and I both believe in the importance of empowering women, and this campaign embraces the blurred lines of gender and crushing stereotypes.” (source)
UPDATED OCTOBER 09TH 2017: Added four more featuring Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy and Tessa Thompson.
The cover stars are Jennifer Lawrence, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie and Riley Keough. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, and Helen Mirren, here to view 2015 covers featuring Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Dakota Johnson, Gena Rowlands, Amy Schumer, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander, and Salma Hayek. Click here to view last year covers featuring Jessica Lange, Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey, and Jennifer Garner.
Click here to view last year covers featuring Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Naomie Harris and Marion Cotillard.