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Salma Hayek is the April 2019 cover star of Town & Country, on newsstands March 12.
Hayek is gearing up for this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters March 15th) where she plays a trading tycoon who finds herself in competition with a former employee (Alexander Skarsgard) and his cousin (Jesse Eisenberg) as they battle to control a technology that could make its owner a fortune.
Inside her T&C cover story, the 52-year-old Oscar-nominated actress opens up about her marriage to fashion magnate François Henri Pinault, the joys, and struggles of Instagram, Harvey Weinstein, motherhood, and plastic surgery.
On her character in this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters March 15): “They’re rare. And if you’re Mexican they’re practically nonexistent.”
On the joys and struggles of Instagram: “Funnily enough, I have 8.6 million followers…doing it on my own! I remember my first Boomerang. I did it, but it was without my head, and I got so frustrated I just posted it. I said, ‘Sorry, guys. I tried but I really can’t get it.’”
On her husband, François-Henri Pinault and what she keeps private: “[Pinault] is the best husband in the world. I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me. I’m not going to tell you [how we met]. It’s such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine. I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.”
On those who were surprised when she married Pinault: “A lot of people are very shocked that I married who I married. And some people are even intimidated now by me. But it’s another way of showing racism. They can’t believe this Mexican ended up in the life that she has, and they’re uncomfortable around me.”
On Harvey Weinstein’s discrediting her story following her 2017 New York Times article: “There is a theory that women of color are easy to discredit.”
On becoming a mother at age 41: “I think I’m a better mother because I had her [Valentina] later. But I do get tired, I’m not going to lie.”
On plastic surgery: “I haven’t done an-y-thing.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
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Rosamund Pike is the cover star of Town & Country’s December 2018/January 2019 issue – on newsstands now.
The self-described Hollywood chameleon tackles the life story of war correspondent Marie Colvin and exclusively for T&C (photographed for the cover by Liz Collins and styled by Nicoletta Santoro in Dior and Cartier), Colvin‘s fellow war correspondent Janine di Giovanni talks to Pike about A Private War (in theaters now).
Inside her T&C cover story, Pike, a former Bond girl who broke out in the U.S. in 2015 with an Oscar-nominated performance in Gone Girl, opens up about why she wanted to play Marie Colvin, her hope for audiences seeing the film, family life in London, and the surprise her second son’s early birth gave her.
On what she wanted to achieve by playing Marie Colvin: “I wanted to capture her spirit of rebellion. But I also had to dive into Curie’s bitterness.”
On her hope for audiences after seeing A Private War: “I want people to care about journalism again.”
On the surprise of her second son’s early birth: “There was no time for pain medication, no time to get to the clinic, so I just let my body take over. I thought, If I can let my mind go somewhere else, my body will do the job.”
On life with her family in London: “People might recognize me, but I think they just see me as a mother trying to handle small kids on the subway.” Image courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
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Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (in Chanel Couture and Chanel Fine Jewellery) stars in this month’s release of Bel Canto (in theaters September 14), based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling 2001 novel of the same name. Moore plays Roxane, a world class opera singer taken hostage while performing at a politician’s party in South America. In the film, Roxane’s singing voice is provided by the opera star Renée Fleming, whose own soprano is the voice Patchett had in mind when she wrote the character.
The October cover of Town & Country is photographed by Tom Munro with styling by Nicoletta Santoro.
On how she related to Roxane in Bel Canto: “A character who had been in Paris by herself, that was something I could relate to, because before I had a family I would find myself in a location all by myself and think, ‘This isn’t the kind of life I want to have. She lives without any kind of community.’”
On opera in the modern day: “I think that’s the tragedy of opera in the modern day, that most people’s access to it comes through TV, and it sounds, unfortunately, the same. But being so close to these musical masters, you hear the different qualities of their voices unamplified.”
On what her daughter thinks of the roles she chooses: “…Oddly, a lot of my roles get lumped together. There was a series of 1950s housewives that were all thrown at me at the same time. Or you do a bunch of funny things all at once. MY daughter recently asked me about a project, ‘Do you die again, Mom? I feel you like you always die.’
On the most important element to her acting method: “For me the most important thing is research. If I’m playing an opera singer, I better learn what it is to be an opera singer or be able to approximate it. I’m going to know my lines. I’m going to know the music. I’m going to know all of that stuff. But then that preparation allows you to drop it on camera.” (source)
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Catherine Zeta Jones and her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas wears Michael Kors dresses and Tiffany & Co. earrings on the September cover of Town & Country magazine photographed by Victor Demarchelier, styled by Nicoletta Santoro.
On adjusting to the paparazzi and defining who she is in the public eye:
“I used to get really upset. They [paparazzi] would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was like, six. I was confused. That’s when I knew, ‘If this is going to be what it’s like, I need to focus on who I really am, and this is going to be something that’s just going to happen, and I can’t do anything about it.”
On having to prove herself being a part of the Douglas Dynasty:
“When I was younger I didn’t like the idea of having his name attached, this kind of ‘Douglas Dynasty’ stuff. I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people – that I am not just my parents’ daughter.”
On how she and mother bond over fashion:
“Fashion has been so important in my life, because my mom is like a fashion icon to me. I’m always looking through her closet.”
What Catherine Zeta-Jones is most proud of in her children:
“What I instilled in my kids, and I’m very, very proud of it, is manners. There’s nothing worse than a privileged kid without manners. I drilled it into them like boot camp. The teenage years…She [Carys] knows she cannot roll her eyes at me, or huff and puff around me. I never did it to my mother; and she’s not doing it to me.” (source)
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Photographed by the renowned Tina Barney, actress Chloë Sevigny (styled by Nicoletta Santoro in Valentino dress and Sethi Couture earrings and necklace) opens up to Town & Country magazine for their August 2018 issue about her upcoming film Lizzie – based on the fabled family murder story of Lizzie Borden – the challenges she faced serving as both actress and director for the project, why people don’t take her seriously as an actress, and why she finally joined Instagram.
In preparing for the role, Sevigny stayed in the Borden family home which she considered to be haunted. She says, “…I don’t normally get visited by ghosts, because I have a Catholic force field up all the time, but there was obviously a presence there.” The Borden Family home is currently for sale.
On what she wanted to convey for the infamous murder scene in Lizzie: “She’s so constrained in the whole movie that I really wanted it to be cathartic, for her and the audience. …I was just thinking about all of the rage women have. She’s very much smashing the patriarchy.”
On playing historical New England bag girl characters: “I was born in Massachusetts, and I’ve been drawn to those characters… There’s a whole contemporary interest in witches. I’ve written a short film that I’m going to begin in the next couple of months about these women and the powers they claim to have.”
On the challenges of directing a film: “I had to be the one to ask Kristen Stewart [to be in the movie], and I had to pursue her. That’s what difficult about producing – having to be pushy is hard for me.”
On not being taken seriously as an actress: “People should consider the variety of characters I’ve played, the different roles, and – for lack of a better word – the craft. I don’t think people recognize me as being a good actress. Some of them think I’m just into fashion.” (source)
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Penélope Cruz and Édgar Ramirez stars on Town & Country’s March 2018 cover, on newsstands nationwide February 06th.
Cruz (in Michael Kors) and Ramirez (in Dior Homme) are pictured together by photographer Tom Munro for their first cover (not in costume) who currently portray siblings Donatella Versace and Gianni Versace on the FX Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the cover is styled by Nicoletta Santoro and Alex Weiderin both of whom were a part of iconic Versace fashion campaigns in the early 90s and 2000s.
Cruz on Donatella Versace: “To me she [Donatella Versace] is like a heroine. She has demonstrated in so many ways in her life how to be an incredible woman.”
Ramírez on his admiration for Gianni Versace: “He [Gianni Versace] was a visionary and a disrupter, and we’re experiencing an era that he helped create aesthetically. There were no designers expressing that rock ‘n’ roll approach to couture before Gianni – this mix of sexuality and celebrity. The current obsession with fame started with Gianni.” (source)
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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)
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The Crown star Claire Foy wears Bottega Veneta dress and Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips on the October cover of Town & Country photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro.
On playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown and the idea of Her Majesty watching the show: “I would hate the idea of her watching it. When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish. I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything.”
On her rise to fame: “I’ve never been a particularly ambitious actor. I was eager to do great things, but I never was like, ‘What I have to do is become massive.’ I just thought, maybe I’ll do a job here and there, and that I’ll be nice and I’ll move on to a different stage of my life.”
On her experience at the Golden Globes: “The Golden Globes were really weird—absolutely amazing, but strange, because suddenly, without me knowing, while I’ve been busy working, people felt like I belonged in that room. And I’d be like, ‘No, you don’t understand. I haven’t changed, it’s still just me.’ There was definitely a moment after the awards where I needed to be alone in a dark room to try to understand what’s happening. I never got that moment. I got a martini and cracked on.”
On her upcoming departure from The Crown (the show plans to change its cast every two seasons to depict the royal family at different points in time): “I’m in massive denial. I don’t feel like it’s over. I’m waiting for it to hit me at some point that this stage of my life is finished, but it hasn’t happened yet.” (source)
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