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Featured Article: Camila Cabello for Marie Claire US Holiday 2018


Photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Camila Cabello opens up to Marie Claire US about the two sides of personality, trusting her instincts, and for the first time – her relationship with British relationship coach, Matthew Hussey.

The Holiday 2018 cover is styled by Joseph Errico. Hair and makeup by Peter Savic and Allan Avendano, manicurist Tara Finley.

On the two sides of her personality: “Basically, there’s the me that I really am, on the inside, which is the nerdy one—the kind of introverted, shy one—and then there’s the sexy, overly confident one, doing great dance moves and being super sassy.”

On being vulnerable: “I’ve challenged myself to be vulnerable and to not have a script of what you’re going to say.”

On what the success of her debut single, Havana, taught her: You just have to trust yourself. I’m never going to be like, ‘This is a huge song.’ But I really liked it, and that’s what matters.”

On boyfriend, Matthew Hussey: “He’s so similar to me. In person, we’re just weird and silly and stupid together. He makes me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

On rumors she’s will star as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming West Side Story: “I don’t think so… I know exactly who I am, and I know what I want to do. I’m just not ready to give up that voice for something else right now.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)


Featured Article: Kerry Washington for Marie Claire US November 2018


After seven seasons of Scandal and playing one of the most powerful and history-making female leads on television, Kerry Washington is ready to return to the Broadway stage in American Son (opening ‪November 4th‬). The notoriously private Bronx-native opens up to Marie Claire US‘ November 2018 issue (photography by Thomas Whiteside) about how she defines power, her special connect to theater, how Shonda Rhimes changed her outlook on Hollywood, her mission with for Times Up, and what her children teach her.

Kerry Washington wears Versace dress on the cover, styled by Solange Franklin Reed with hair and makeup by Takisha and Carola Gonzalez, manicurist Tom Bachik.

On how she defines power: “Honestly, I think about power as more of an internal phenomenon. I tend to think about empowerment for myself so that I have the courage and ability to act on the ideologies and priorities that resonate with me. I’ve always wanted to cultivate a sense of empowerment within myself without seeking approval from outside sources.”

On her work with Times Up: “Our priority has been to not reinvent the wheel, to not feel like, ‘Oh we’re going to come in and do what nobody has been able to do,’ but rather to acknowledge that there are so many communities of powerful women committed to advocacy, and our job is to leverage whatever power we have to support that work, grow that work, shed light on that work.”

On how Shonda Rhimes changed her vision of what power looked like in Hollywood: “I didn’t feel like I had to twist myself into some other understanding of what black womanness is supposed to look like, because Shonda [Rhimes, Scandal creator and showrunner] got me, and so I could get closer and closer to my truth because I wasn’t worried about going to work on Monday and somebody being like, ‘Why would you talk about that?’ Just her existence and working with her so intimately changed the idea of what power looked like in this business.”

On her special connection to theater: “The last time I did theater, it completely transformed my life. That’s where I met my husband.” (source)

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Featured Article: Nicole Kidman for Marie Claire US October 2018


Nicole Kidman has gone from ingenue to serious dramatic actress (and has an Oscar and Emmy to prove it). Coming up, she stars alongside Russell Crowe in ‘Boy Erased’ (in theaters Nov 2) where actress brings her signature humanity and heart. Of his fellow Australian co-star, Crowe says, “I waited a long time to be married to Nicole.”

Here for Marie Claire, Kidman opens up combating fear, her philosophy on giving back, her conflicts with male directors in the #MeToo era, and much more.

On whether she’s ruled by her heart or her head as an artist: “I always say I’m a pretty even mix, but I’m probably dominated by [my heart]. If you don’t come from a feeling place, you just end up with an enormous amount of technique. I have this [brains], but that can be overruled. It fluctuates too. I have a strong sexuality. It’s a huge part of who I am and my existence.”

On her feminist roots: “We’d get teased in school: ‘Oh your mom is so radical.’ At the time we’d roll our eyes and be embarrassed. But my sister and I are both advocates now. It was an incredible gift to be given.”

On combating fear: “…I was raised by stoics. It’s a philosophy, a way of behaving and being in the world, which I kind of don’t have. I have a little bit of it, but I have far more of, like, ‘Oh my God, how am I going to get through this? …I can’t get up! I think once you have children, your resilience is built, and your ability to go, ‘OK, I can’t wallow…”

On her philosophy of giving back: “The day after I won [the Emmy for Big Little Lies], I was in San Francisco doing a fundraiser for domestic violence. It’s probably the Catholic in me, but as soon as there’s some sort of glory or you receive something, you then have got to immediately counteract it with giving back.”

On her conflicts with male directors accused of sexual misconduct: “I look at those films that Polanski made, and they’re amazing. I’m sort of navigating through it myself with my own moral compass. What do you do? Do you ban it? Or see it as art? Or judge it in this time looking back at that time? I have no answer.” (source)

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Featured Article: Zendaya for Marie Claire US September 2018


At 21, Zendaya has never been shy about using her voice, whether she’s calling the shots at Disney or clapping back on social media. For Marie Claire US’ September 2018 issue, she opens up to Janet Mock about re-rewriting the Hollywood narrative, inspiring others to do the same, stepping out of her Disney comfort zone, and how she deals with rejection.

She wears Max Mara coat and Chanel earrings on the cover photographed by Thomas Whiteside with styling by Joseph Errico. Hair and makeup by Larry Sims and Allan Avendano.

On stepping out of her comfort zone, from Disney to feature films:
“…I’m coming from this very different world of Disney. Having been consistently on a TV show, I felt stagnant. Not having that anymore, I am being seen as a real actress, doing what makes me feel pushed and motivated. I don’t necessarily think comfort is always the best place to live in. I’ve really found the power in just doing what makes me happy.”

On creating opportunities for more actresses of color:
“What’s important to me is knowing we [Yara Shahidi, Amandla Steinberg] are not the only black girls in the industry. We kind of have been painted as the face, and that’s not the truth. It’s important to have a conversation where we are opening the door to our peers and more black women who don’t necessarily look like us.”

On changing people’s minds and dealing with rejection:
“I’m an actress. We’ve all experienced getting the no’s, and that’s okay. I always tell my theatrical manager, ‘Anytime it says they’re looking for white girls, send me out. Let me get in the room. Maybe they’ll change their minds.’ And honestly, if there’s a part that I didn’t get or that I really wanted at the time, sh*t always ends up working out.”

On how Olivia Pope liberated her to make her own decisions:
“I call it my Olivia Pope gut. I just had to be in tune with that and be like, ‘Listen, whatever feels right, go after that.’ There’s something liberating about making decisions for yourself.” (source)

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Featured Article: Halsey for Marie Claire US August 2018


Halsey’s had one hell of a year – from her Women’s March moment to her current Hopeless Fountain Kingdom world tour. Weathering the storms of her past, she’s charted an atypical course to stardom. Inside Marie Claire US’s August issue (cover photographed by Mark Seliger), the pop-songstress address her critics who challenge what she stands for, how performing allowing her to cope with her mental illness, the craziest thing she’s ever done, and what the future holds.

On her response to critics who question what she stands for: “In one year, I performed at the Nobel Peace Prize [Concert] in Oslo, donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood, got my first Grammy nomination, showed my t*ts in Playboy, and did about 150 tequila shots. I did all those things, and it’s because I’m multidimensional.”

On how performing allows her to cope with mental illness: “I release endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. Like, it’s literally a drug response. I don’t manage my mental illness to keep up with my lifestyle; I manage my lifestyle to keep up with my mental illness.”

On enjoying her new-found success:Payton [her best friend] and me used to live on f*cking Hot Pockets, and now we’ve eaten caviar on three continents.”

On the craziest thing she’s ever done: “Shut down a highway in Mexico City [for a gun battle in the video for ‘Now or Never’].”

On what the future holds: “Once my tour is over, I feel like anything could happen. I could decide I want to move to Italy for a year and write. I could get pregnant. I finally have enough stability in my career where I can take a breath. I feel like I can let life happen.”

Halsey wears Chloé and Cartier styled by Solange Franklin with hair and makeup by Rita Marmor and Serge Hodonou, manicurist Isadora Rios. (source)

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Featured Article: Amy Adams for Marie Claire US July 2018


In the interview with Marie Claire US, which takes place in Central Park – her favorite place in New York City – Amy Adams opens up about her new role as star and co-executive producer in HBO’s Sharp Objects (premiering July 08th), motherhood, aging, and allowing herself to explore her dark side.

On the creative freedom of becoming co-executive producer of HBO’s Sharp Objects: “To know you could be part of a creative conversation that you’re not invited to was frustrating. So, being an executive producer, I felt that I had the agency to offer my voice and, that was exhilarating.”

On exploring her dark side: “There’s just so much truth in the darkness and the sadness and I’m willing to explore it now in a different way. Before, I thought people wouldn’t like me or they would think I was crazy. Now I know I can navigate my own personal darkness and it won’t consume me.”

On husband Darren LeGallo’s relationship with their daughter: “It’s sexy to see him raising a girl and teaching her how a man should treat her in a lovely way.”

On aging: “I want to do everything I can that does not involve needles or knives.” The cover is photographed by Brigitte Lacombe. (source)

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Featured Article: Emily Ratajkowski for Marie Claire US June 2018


Emily Ratajkowski gets radical for the June 2018 issue of Marie Claire US, on newsstands May 17th. From mastering social media to calling for social change, the outspoken actress and model has always been guided by what felt true to her. And she’s inspiring young women to claim ownership of their own bodies, sexuality, and agency.

On being taken seriously in Hollywood: “It’s actually something I’ve thought about a lot without ever saying seriousness in my head. I care a lot. I think I freak people out sometimes going into meeting with Hollywood producers…with f*cking guns blazing. I had something to prove, and it had very little to do with my acting ability or the way I looked. It was about the Take me seriously. Look me in the eye.”

On body confidence: “Boobs are funny. They hurt sometimes, and sometimes they’re the thing that makes me feel most powerful. They’re a key to my sexuality. They’re all those things.”

On marriage and making her own decisions: “People came after my marriage, like, ‘Wow. I give it three weeks.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ No one can take women seriously on any choices that they make, especially if they’re unique to them and they don’t play into the way we think women should get married. It’s a constant writing-off.”

The cover is photographed by Thomas Whiteside. (source)

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Featured Article: Ten Covers of Marie Claire US May 2018


Fresh Faces Sophie Turner, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, Riley Keough and Katherine Langford are the May cover stars of Marie Claire US photographed by Erik Madigan Heck with styling by Joseph Errico. (source)

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Reese Witherspoon for Marie Claire US March 2018


Thomas Whiteside shot the cover. (source)

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Featured Article: Hailee Steinfeld for Marie Claire US February 2018


With a booming music career—more than 1.4 billion streams on Spotify, the lead single on the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack—and an acting resume that already includes Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, there’s nothing can stop this young starlet! Inside the February issue of Marie Claire US, Steinfeld opens up about finding love, advice she would give to her younger self, using her platform for good, and many more.

On pursuing her music career: “As an actor, I’m masked by characters, protected by them. But as a musician, it’s my story, my voice, my face. It’s me on that stage talking about that horrible experience I went through and [saying,] ‘Here, I’m going to sing about it.’ It’s such a different kind of vulnerable. To connect with fans, there’s pressure in feeling like I have to do things that I’m uncomfortable with, in terms of opening up enough about myself.”

On finding love: “I’m trying to protect myself and have a bit of a guard up, but I also want to fall in love and know why love hurts.”

Advice she’d give to her younger self: “Listen to yourself. So many people will try and steer you in a certain direction— not saying that that’s the wrong direction at all—but you have to know what’s right for you. Trust yourself, follow your heart, and do what makes you happy. Don’t forget to live for yourself.”

On using her platform for good: “I’ve worked hard and gotten to a place where I have a voice: How can I use it? What can I, as a human, as an artist, do?”

Hailee Steinfeld wears Balmain dress on the cover shot by Kai Z Feng, styled by Deborah Watson. Hair and makeup by Adir Abergel and Vincent Oquendo. (source)

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