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Featured Article: Four Covers of Town & Country June 2019


Ava DuVernay, Melinda Gates, Christine Lagarde, and Yara Shahidi are the four cover stars of Town & Country’s Summer 2019 issue, on newsstands May 14th. These 4 female power houses come together as the “women who are changing the world” for the magazine’s annual Summer issue dedicated to Philanthropy.

46-year-old filmmaker Ava DuVernay is gearing up for the release of her latest Netflix project, “When They See Us” (premiering on May 31st). Here for T&C, she sheds lights on the brutalities of the criminal justice system and what she hopes audiences take away from the story of the exonerated Central Park Five men. The five men (Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, and Korey Wise) are photographed here exclusively for the publication.

Yara Shahidi, currently starring in The Sun Is Also a Star (in theaters now), gets candid on activism and Instagram, love across borders, and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th) Shahidi is photographed alongside her mother, Keri Shahidi, who both speak about philanthropy as a family value.

Christine Lagarde is the first woman to hold the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which is an organisation of 189 countries with a lending capacity of $1 trillion. The 63-year-old executive opens up about female economic power and what gives her hope.

Melinda Gates, who’s recently released her first book, “The Moment of Lift,” was interviewed by John Legend and explains why she thinks it is time “that we have a woman as the leader of the country” and what she and her husband Bill Gates strive to achieve with their foundation. Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)


Featured Article: Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton for Cosmopolitan US May 2019


Separately, Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton are very different people. She’s the brains, hitting the books at Harvard and hobnobbing with Michelle Obama. He’s all heart, the real-life sensitive guy behind TV’s favorite jock. But together, the magnetic leads of The Sun Is Also A Star are pure chemistry—and young Hollywood’s new king and queen.

Yara Shahidi on how her Grown-ish character, Zoey Johnson, has impacted her life: “I can tell you that I give my friends the best advice, because my character gets into so much trouble. I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, we tried the whole love-triangle thing. Doesn’t work.’”

Yara on her Grown-ish castmates/onscreen love interests, Luka Sabbat and Trevor Jackson: “It’s really funny. I forgot what story I was telling them—it wasn’t anything bad, but somebody wasn’t being the nicest to me, and I think they both offered to fight them on my behalf. I said no—I’m a pacifist! But I appreciated the gesture.”

Charles on being cast in a lead role as an Asian American: “Being an Asian-American lead for a studio film—it almost seems like it’s not real for me, you know? Growing up, I never saw anybody who looked like me, really. So it’s very emotional for me… [After seeing Crazy Rich Asians] I cried seven times. It was just so emotional. Everyone was of Asian descent, and I was like, Wow. And I’m thinking about the movie I did with Yara, and Yara is Iranian and Black. It’s very surreal.”

Charles on falling in love: “I think you can fall in love in the snap of a finger, you know? It all started when I was 13 or 14. Every girl I was with, I thought I was gonna marry… My head’s in the clouds. I’m a dreamer. I’m a hopeless romantic!” Images courtesy of Cosmopolitan. (source)


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