The cover is shot by Ruth Ginika Ossai. (source)
The cover is shot by Ruth Ginika Ossai. (source)
The covers are shot by Quentin Jones. (source)
The cover is shot by Lauren Dukoff. (source)
The cover is shot by Luke Gilford. (source)
Dakota Johnson is the cover star of Marie Claire US Summer 2020 issue, on newsstands May 28th.
Johnson is gearing up for the release of her latest film, The High Note, in which she co-stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross. Here for her #MarieClaire cover story, the 30-year-old actress best known for the Fifty Shades franchise, opens up about her battles with depression, finding her voice and standing up for her ideas, and what she loves about making films.
The High Note debuts Friday, May 29th and will be available on nearly all on-demand platforms including – Amazon, Apple, Comcast, DirecTV, Fandango, Google/YouTube, Charter/Spectrum, Verizon, Microsoft, Dish, Sony, Cox, Altice, and Vudu.
On what Johnson wanted to portray with her character Maggie in The High Note: “Maggie is so emotional and so open, but I didn’t want her to get totally blown over by the wind. I think, especially for women, it’s such a hustle all the time. Maggie’s vulnerable, but it never stops her from going for the thing that is the most important to her.”
On coping with depression: “I’ve struggled with depression since I was young—since I was 15 or 14. That was when, with the help of professionals, I was like, Oh, this is a thing I can fall into. But I’ve learned to find it beautiful because I feel the world. I guess I have a lot of complexities, but they don’t pour out of me. I don’t make it anyone else’s problem.”
On standing up for herself and her ideas: “For a long time, I’d do a movie and have no say. I could go into something, and it’ll be one thing, and then it comes out as a totally different thing. As an artist, you’re like, ‘What the fuck?’”
On what she loves about making films: “There’s something really nice about making something that makes people just feel good and get out of their lives for a second and maybe think, Oh, my dreams could be not dreams, they could be …” Images courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)
The 25-year-old Houston based rapper opens up to the monthly publication about the double standards in the music industry, letting go of perfectionism, and why “women are the superior beings.”
Stallion is best known for coining the Summer 2019 catch phrase, “Hot Girl Summer.” This year, she’s recently released her highly anticipated album “Suga” which has spawned the #SavageChallenge across social media. Megan has also begun filming a new HBO Max reality competition series called “Legendary” which will have Megan giving feedback to dance and fashion “divas” who are vying for the crown in the voguing competition
On her rise in the music industry: “I’ve never had a plan B; I always had two plan A’s.”
On dating: “Sometimes I can treat men like they’re disposable, and it’s because I know that I don’t need you. You’re here because I want you to be here.”
On the double standards in rap music: “A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised,” she argues. “A man can talk about how he’s about to do all of these drugs and then come and shoot your house up. But as soon as I say something about my vagina, it’s the end of the world?”
On letting go of perfectionism: “I know that I’m a mess sometimes, and it’s okay to be a mess. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to scream. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to go through a thousand different emotions.”
On the strength women possess: “I know that women are powerful. I know that we are out here birthing people. I know that we are out here running shit, so I can’t even be mad at you for thinking that we should be held to a high standard. We’re the ultimate beings. We are the superior beings.” Images courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)
Gisele Bündchen is the cover star of Marie Claire’s April 2020 “Changemakers” issue (on newsstands March 19th) which is dedicated to sustainability and how we can all build a greener future.
Bündchen, who will turn 40 this year and plans to plant 40,000 trees in her native Brazil in celebration, has made sustainability, conservation and environmental advocacy front and center in every aspect of her life. For the magazine, she gets candid on how she maintains her center, leading by example to her children, practicing sustainability and the hope she has for the fashion industry to be greener.
In 2020, the supermodel, environmental activist and best-selling author is celebrating her 11th anniversary as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). She’s also executive produced a documentary feature film, Kiss the Ground, that shines a light on the global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies and feed the world. The film will make its global film festival debut at Tribeca Film Festival on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2020).
On her dedication to environmentalism: “I believe our responsibility is to take care of the earth and its natural resources. Our survival depends on it. My goal in life is to leave the earth in a better place for future generations.”
On staying centered: “For a long time while I was in the public eye, I didn’t know who the real me was, but throughout the years I have been able to use these mindfulness practices to really evaluate myself and embark on a journey of self-discovery. I know that today I am happier because of it.”
On practicing sustainability: “We do our best, but it can be challenging when it comes to living completely green—and that’s OK. I always remind my kids that every choice we make has an impact on our planet and that we always need to try our best; that’s what matters.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)
Emily Blunt is the cover star of the March 2020 issue of Marie Claire US, on newsstands now.
As she prepares for the release of A Quiet Place II (in theaters March 20th), she opens up to the magazine about life in Brooklyn, Hollywood, and the profound impact her speech impediment – a stutter – has had on her life
Inside, she discusses the misnomers people make about stutterers, how acting in grade school helped her overcome her stutter, why all of those experiences have made her more empathetic as an adult and parent
On A Quiet Place II (in theaters March 20): “What I love is, it has deeper themes of how far you’d go to protect your family, that idea of releasing your children out into the big bad to protect them and what all parents feel.”
On the misnomers of stuttering: “The [lack of] information out there, or the way people misconstrue what it is, is the main issue. Because stutters don’t feel misunderstood. It’s not psychological. It’s not that you’re nervous, it’s not that you’re insecure, it’s not that you can’t read, it’s not that you don’t know what you want to say. It’s neurological, it’s genetic, it’s biological. It’s not your fault.”
On how acting in grade school helped Blunt with her stutter: “When I was 12, my class teacher was this really cool guy called Mr. McHale. He asked me if I wanted to do a class play, and I said no. And he said, ‘I think you can do it. I’ve heard you doing silly voices and mimicking people. So if you did it in a silly voice, would you consider doing it? Why don’t you do it in an accent?’ And that was very liberating for me as a kid. Suddenly, I had fluency.”
On her new secret talent: “I just started learning the ukulele. I don’t know if I’m talented at it, but I’m keeping it secret until I become talented at it. But I’m really loving it.”. (source)
Elle Fanning is the cover star of Marie Claire US’ February issue, on newsstands January 21st.
Fanning, 21, is gearing up for her upcoming film, “All the Bright Places” which premieres on February 28th on Netflix.
Here for Marie Claire, Fanning opens up about the importance of speaking out about depression and mental health in young people – her love for vintage clothes – why Twitter scares her – how her relationship with Angelina Jolie changed over the course of filming Maleficent — and the piece of advice Nicole Kidman gave her that puts her at ease.
On the importance of her upcoming film, All the Bright Places: “Depression and mental illness in young people is so real, and it’s something people don’t want to talk about and want to shy away from. It has to be out there for people to see it, to get help, to not keep it hidden.”
On how her relationship with Angelina Jolie changed while filming Maleficent between age 14 and 21: “Angelina’s and my relationship definitely changed. She didn’t have to look at me as a kid; she didn’t have to censor what she could talk about. That was exciting, to have that relationship.”
On social media preferences: “Twitter scares me! Oh my God, Twitter is so intense. Instagram, I do enjoy.”
On the advice Nicole Kidman gave her about choosing projects: “Because a lot of people are all, ‘You have to be so delicate. You have to choose this,’ and Nicole [Kidman] is like, ‘It’s OK, you’re young! Freedom!’” (source)
Daisy Ridley is the cover star of Marie Claire US’ Holiday issue, on newsstands November 21st.
Ridley is gearing up to reprise her role as Rey, the flinty heroine and suspected Jedi, in the third film of the Star Wars trilogy: The Rise of Skywalker, in theaters December 20th.
Here for Marie Claire, Ridley shares how she prepared for her final Star Wars film, her rumored engagement to actor Tom Bateman, what her dream performance would be, and how she stays present in the moment.
On giving it her all in the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker: “It’s the first time I’ve filmed more confident because I feel like there was nothing else I could’ve done.”
On her favorite Star Wars film: “The third one for me was the best. It’s a big film for everyone. I did all of the emotions: I did frowns, I did smiles, it was the sort of biggest breadth, and I think that’s also why I had such a good time, because I got to do so much shit—like, physically, emotionally—and I got to work with so many people.”
On her rumored engagement to actor Tom Bateman: “The thing is, I’ve never talked about my personal life. So I won’t talk about it now. I’m so aware of how much information about my life is out there, so if there’s one thing I don’t want to talk about…”
On her dream to perform in a musical one day: “Every meeting I’ve gone to, every studio I’ve been to, every director I’ve met, every producer. Bless J.J., when people come to visit set, he’ll be like, ‘Daisy can sing!’ It’s like, ‘Thanks, dude. Appreciate that.’” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)