For the November, Women In Hollywood cover issue of ‘Elle,’ eight powerful women, including Amy Schumer and Carey Mulligan, graced the covers. We are so excited about this issue, are you? Which cover was your fave? VOTE.
Amy Schumer, 34, Carey Mulligan, 30, Kate Winslet, 40, Dakota Johnson, 26, Salma Hayek, 49, Gena Rowlands, Alicia Vikander and Ava DuVernay have graced the covers of ELLE‘s November Women in Hollywood issue and we couldn’t be more excited about this selection of women. All of these ladies have changed Hollywood in their own unique ways and they all deserve the praise. What do you guys think of this issue? Who’s cover did you like the best? VOTE.
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Robbie Myers, Editor-in-Chief of Elle, explained in her editor’s letter, why she specifically chose these women: “eight extraordinary women deserve this moment of praise and reflection for illuminating the many realities of what it means to be a woman right now.”
All eight of these fabulous women will be honored at the 22nd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in LA on Oct. 19th “to celebrate the creative contributions they have made to the world of film—both in front of and behind the camera.” Also, Gena Rowlands will be honored with the L’Oréal Paris Legend Award and Dakota Johnson will receive the Calvin Klein Spotlight Award.
Aaron Sorkin, the writer of Steve Jobs, spoke so highly of Kate’s acting. “Kate is what’s called ‘that’s that’ casting. We were reading for the role with four or five of the best actresses in the world. Then we got a call that Kate Winslet wanted to play it—and that was that. In an earlier era, I think she would have been competing with Katharine Hepburn for roles—and getting them.”
Brie Larson, Amy’s Trainwreck costar, gushed about how Amy uses comedy to break down boundaries: “We were shooting the baby shower scene and after Amy introduced everyone, she said, ‘Okay, let’s go around the room and tell each other when we first got HPV. She brings to light the parts of our lives that we usually conceal. She’s using comedy to break down boundaries.”
Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of Fifty Shades of Grey, dished on what it was like casting Dakota: “There had to be a sense of wide-eyed, excitable curiosity, but grounded in a worldliness. She had to have an inner strength that would carry her through the darkest of moments. I knew straightaway that Dakota was the girl.”
Bill Nighy, Carey’s Skylight co-star, described how “dreamy” she is to work with:
“There is no shtick. She arranges to be unarmed, the better for things to happen. And she is completely dreamy to do business with, charming and kind and brave as f**k.”
Alfred Molina, Salma’s Frida co-star, spoke out “on her greatness and business prowess:” “I’ve said that if Salma had been white and male, she would have been bigger than Harvey Weinstein. I still believe that. Salma is a great businesswoman; she’s creative in a way that takes people by surprise.”
Wow! What amazing comments everyone had to say about these powerful women! We can’t wait for the mag to hit newsstands nationwide on October 20!
— Olivia Elgart