Traditionally, on this date, Elle releases its annual Women in TV covers, which featured the Big Little Lies stars in 2017 and Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus — among others — in 2016. This year, though, it donated the lone cover line to the cause and gave the rest of the cover to Margot Robbie. Which is understandable, as she’s on the Hollywood Heat Index for sure, and perhaps due to her schedule it was the February issue or nothing at all. But what a pity for TV, due to its embrace of intriguing and diverse shows and talents. A genre that is too-often treated like the bastard stepchild of the film industry even by its luminaries — “It’s an 18-part feature film,” David Lynch insisted of Twin Peaks: The Return, as if an 18-episode TV series is embarrassingly simple and too gauche for words… despite it airing on TV and being based on a two-season TV show that was, in toto, fifteen times longer than the film Fire Walk With Me.
Anyway. It was nice for it TV have this moment, but maybe that moment has passed. I do hope not. In the meantime, that isn’t Robbie’s fault. The interview wasn’t released; only snippets that aren’t terribly informative. This is about the size of it:
On the first highlight of her career: “When I got to New York for the first time, I took my first paycheck, walked straight into Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, and bought an airplane charm that goes on my bracelet. It was the best feeling ever. I got my little blue box, and I got it for myself.”
I imagine the star of the show is meant to be her face, anyway, so let’s flip through her pics. The cover is practically austere compared with Glamour’s recent offerings.