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Featured Article: Dakota Johnson for Marie Claire US Summer 2020


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)


Featured Article: Megan Thee Stallion for Marie Claire US May 2020


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)


Featured Article: Gisele Bündchen for Marie Claire US April 2020


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)


Featured Article: Emily Blunt for Marie Claire US March 2020


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)


Featured Article: Elle Fanning for Marie Claire US February 2020


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)


Featured Article: Daisy Ridley for Marie Claire US Holiday 2019


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)


Featured Article: Four Covers of Marie Claire US October 2019


Megan Rapinoe, Kacey Musgraves, Awkwafina, and Lilly Singh are the cover stars of Marie Claire US October issue, on newsstands September 19th.

This October issue also celebrates Marie’s Claire’s 25th Anniversary in the U.S.! Instead of looking back for its anniversary, Marie Claire wanted to look to the future by choosing these four cover stars who each represent the future of their respective industries.

Inside the issue, the outspoken U.S. Women’s National Soccer team co-captain, Megan Rapinoe, 34, opens up about standing up for her beliefs, pay equity, and her advice to women

Kacey Musgraves, 31, who’s redefining country music for a new generation, shares how she found self-confidence and her love for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Awkwafina, 31, gets candid about defying Asian American stereotypes and how her signature voice has been the same since she was a toddler

Lilly Singh, 31, is gearing up for her debut of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” (premiering Sept 16 on NBC) and reveals how she found her own path in life, what she wants her show to represent, and her fears upon coming out as bisexual. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2017 cover featuring Taraji P. Henson, here to view 2016 cover featuring Kate Hudson, here to view 2015 cover featuring Sienna Miller, here to view 2014 cover featuring Ariana Grande, here to view last year cover featuring Vanessa Hudgens, here to view 2012 cover featuring Gwen Stefani, here to view 2011 cover featuring Reese Witherspoon, here for 2010 cover with Katie Holmes, and here for 2009 cover with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.


Featured Article: Cara Delevingne for Marie Claire US September 2019


Cara Delevingne is the cover star of Marie Claire US September 2019 Issue, on newsstands August 22nd.

September is Marie Claire’s ‘Obsession’ issue and to celebrate, Delevingne poses nude in an homage to Calvin Klein’s iconic 1994 Obsession campaign featuring Kate Moss. Inside her cover story, the 27-year-old actress and model gets candid about her role as an LGBTQ advocate, her history with mental illness, and her fierce attempt to stay true to herself despite living in the media spotlight nearly 24/7. She also opens up about her girlfriend, Ashley Benson.

Later this month, Delevingne stars in the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row which debuts on August 30th.

On her upcoming series Carnival Row: “…the first [thing] I’ve done where I’m really full-blown acting.”

On why doing her own stunts for Carnival Row helped her performance: “If I hadn’t done them, I wouldn’t have been able to get there emotionally. Physicality to me is a very important way of expressing emotions.”

On her first meeting with now girlfriend Ashley Benson: “We weren’t looking for it. It was really just very authentic and natural.”

On gender stereotypes: “The whole idea of gender is so fixed. I just want to, like, explode it. I’m not nonbinary, but I feel as much man as I am woman.”

On sex education: “My mom decided to tell me that Father Christmas wasn’t real. And in the same conversation, she said, By the way, let’s talk about the birds and the bees. I was like, this timing is terrible.”

On finding her work and life balance: “Work to me was such an escape. I don’t like using it that way anymore. I want to use it as a platform, something where I’m not just running from my problems.”

On which musician she’s obsessed with: “I’m so obsessed with Billie Eilish. I just can’t.” (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Zendaya, here to view 2017 cover featuring Emma Stone, here to view 2016 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here to view 2015 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2014 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2013 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2012 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2011 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here for 2010 cover with Mary-Kate Olsen, and here for 2009 cover with Ashley Olsen.


Featured Article: Missy Elliott for Marie Claire US August 2019


Missy Elliot is the cover star of Marie Claire US’s August issue (on newsstands July 23rd).

Elliot is a pioneer of the music industry, having redefined hip-hop vocally and physically, and lifting up other artists along the way adding to her superstar legacy. Here for MC, Elliot opens up about her long-awaited seventh studio album, breaking barriers for women of color, surviving the music industry, and much more.

On how she wants her new music to be received: “There’s no one like Missy. No one.

On breaking barriers for women of color: “I am a champion for my brown, dark women. I want them to be seen. Because we are beautiful. If we knew how special we were, we would be unstoppable.”

On inspiring the next generation of music artists: “I do want to make the generation behind feel like, don’t be afraid, because we are in a time where so many people can be artists. … Now you can just post up, and if it gets to the right person, then it’s just viral. I want to be able to encourage those who don’t go viral… A lot of people that have 452 or 100 followers may be talented. I want them to not feel like they have to do what everybody else is doing to gain that attention. Just be you. It’s going to catch hold somewhere.”

On gender equality in the music industry: “We need more women out there, singing and just for being. Just for balance. Just a great balance.”

On taking success in stride: “I was just going, going, going. It wasn’t resonating what was happening. I was in the car with Michelle Obama [for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ in 2016], and they [my friends] called me like, ‘Girl, we got to celebrate that’s huge!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m watching a movie on Netflix.’

On surviving the music industry: “One thing I always say, you will always get respect, but you won’t be hot forever…You have to mentally be prepared for those ups and downs.”. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Halsey, here to view 2017 cover featuring Jessica Biel, here to view 2016 cover featuring Amy Schumer, here to view 2015 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, here to view 2014 cover featuring Zoe Saldana, here to view 2013 cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2012 cover featuring Kristen Wiig, here to view 2011 cover with Olivia Wilde, here for 2010 cover with Dakota Fanning.


Featured Article: Tessa Thompson for Marie Claire US July 2019


Tessa Thompson is the cover star of the July 2019 issue of Marie Claire US, on newsstands June 20th.

Thompson is gearing up for the release of Men In Black: International – which hits theaters this Friday, June 14th.

Here for Marie Claire’s July issue cover story, Thompson opens up about her contract negotiations for MIB, a once-in-a-lifetime spa experience with Emma Thompson, activism, and much more. Thompson also sat down for a Pop Quiz video with MC where we learned what show she can’t miss on TV, how she made her first dollar, and what her favorite couch snack is.

On contract negotiations for MIB: When we are having the conversation around how we structure our deals, I said, ‘I understand who Chris Hemsworth is and who I am not relative to him, globally and otherwise. But in the success of the film, that changes. In success, I want equity. Because then you can’t make the same argument.”

On working with Chris Hemsworth for their second project: “like [Katharine] Hepburn and [Spencer] Tracy. We’re trying to do that old-Hollywood thing: ‘It’s us again! Still like us?”

On her spa experience with MIB co-star Emma Thompson: “Like the afterlife: just a bunch of English people in bathrobes walking around getting treatments. I was like, What is my life? I’m walking the grounds with Emma Thompson?”

On the need to create fully realized roles for actress of color: “I look at actresses that are not of color, and at the opportunities that they’re presented in terms of directors wanting to make work for them. When I look at my contemporaries of color, it’s only other artists of color that are doing that in a real, robust way.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Amy Adams, here to view 2017 cover featuring Chrissy Teigen, here to view 2016 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2015 cover featuring Rita Ora, here to view 2014 cover featuring Mila Kunis, here to view 2013 cover featuring Lauren Conrad, here to view 2012 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2011 covers featuring Jennifer Aniston and her co-stars of Horrible Bosses: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Suidekis. Click here to view 2010 cover with Taylor Swift, and here for 2009 cover with Cameron Diaz.


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