Rosamund Pike. Marie Claire. January 2019.
“I think anger can be liberating. I encourage my children to say: ‘I am angry because…’ Before you attack verbally, you could feel empowered. People are taught that anger is bad. It’s not an emotion we’re very educated in. Sometimes we feel upset or disempowered or weak and what we’re actually feeling is angry but we haven’t been taught to decipher it.”
Lily James. Marie Claire. July 2018.
“I feel strengthened by Time's Up and intrigued to see how things change. Obviously this moment has come out of a really awful time and the reality of what was being covered up and happening is harrowing. But personally, I feel braver in being honest about how I feel about things. At times I’ve felt I could laugh away things, or I was just used to certain ways people would talk to me or behave towards me. I don’t think anyone would even dare now.”
Florence Pugh. Guardian Weekend. October 2018.
“What I’ve noticed about Hollywood is, if you go out there shouting about who you are, they will love you for it. But if you go out not knowing what it is that you’re representing, and you are just a canvas, they will make you into the thing they need you to be.”
Dakota Fanning. Marie Claire. January 2018.
"I am definitely ambitious. I've never been the kind of person who has been like, 'I want to do this, this and this, and then I'll be happy.' Professionally, I am very ambitious but those ambitions reveal themselves, subconsciously, as the challenges come along."
Anna Kendrick. Marie Claire. September 2016.
"I once texted my brother saying, 'I miss being a scrappy little nobody; I was more capable.' He said, 'you're still scrappy, you just get more emails. I think when you get a level of success, or just settle into adult life, you wonder, 'Am I the same person I was? Have I become complacent or less thoughtful?"
Vanessa Kirby. Marie Claire. August 2018.
“The women we portray on screen are the images that go into our psyche and so it’s up to us to fight for women [we] believe to be real. I don’t want to watch fantasy figures of women seen through the male lens; I want to see idiosyncratic, messy, vibrant, layered, weird women… because we are weird.”
Elizabeth Debicki. Marie Claire. January 2017.
"I can't walk around and say, 'I would rather be directed by a woman,' because that's not the case. For me, it's about the person - and their sensitivity and intelligence - it's not about gender. But, the amount of women who are directing TV and film is disproportionate, and it has to change."
Amanda Seyfried. Marie Claire. August 2015.
"I want a child, badly; I want to be a mother, badly. That's what I feel. I've been feeling it for like, two years. I'm not ready but nobody's ready. It changes everything… so how you can ever be ready for that?"
Kate Winslet. Marie Claire. November 2014.
"We've heard a lot from actresses recently about how difficult it is. But we should never be saying that it's difficult because we are so bloody lucky. It's just not an OK thing to share. It's always a juggle, but isn't it for every working mother?"
Kaya Scodelario. Marie Claire. March 2018.
"It was something that I wanted to talk about for years but didn't know how to. I thought I was OK, and on the surface I was because I'd survived, but I needed to regain that power. #MeToo felt like the right moment. I had all this support from all these women I'd never met in the online community wanting to take that power back and that's what it was for me personally; to say, 'I'm no longer afraid of you'."
Benjamin Millepied. Matches Fashion. SS16.
"I don't think we're in a golden age of ballet, right now. It's like, 'are you just going to do another Sleeping Beauty and names that people know instead of trying to discuss subjects that are relevant to people today?' Even musicals are more daring than new ballets."
Jessica Alba. Marie Claire. September 2014.
"I was pretty pissed off. I don’t know why it was so hard, it just was. I was pregnant first of all, and I really wanted to party like a rock star. I didn’t even know I cared about my twenties until I turned 30."
Elizabeth Olsen. Marie Claire. June 2014.
"Because my sisters were so grounded, it helped me be grounded. They never got caught up in things. I did live a charmed life. We got to go on vacations and lived in nice homes and I got to play club volleyball and ballet, which you don't realise as a kid are expensive. My mom would say things like, "Lizzie, we are not the Rockefellers!" That put things into perspective."
Pixie Lott. Marie Claire. February 2015.
"I love small weddings in a different country, but I love massive ones in England, so maybe I'll have two. Hopefully two weddings, not two different marriages!"