Well! I love this cover. From the fab red lip (it’s this, from L’Oreal) to the mismatched earrings to her perfect manicure, to the fact that she’s holding a flower in front of her eye and it somehow still looks both natural and beautiful. It’s just elegant, yet eye-catching, and I want to hang it in my locker.
The interview is quite good, too — and full of stuff about Chan that I didn’t know for whatever reason (she witnessed a murder and testified at the trial! She saved a little girl’s life! She has a law degree from Oxford [I might have known that one but sometimes celebrity facts have to get removed from my brain to make room for other celebrity facts]!). Allure’s site kept crashing my browser — maybe that’s just my laptop, which is getting to the end of its lifespan, I fear — but if you can get it to load, it’s very worth the effort. (Gemma is even wearing a Breton-striped top for the chat.) She talks about everything from Brexit to TimesUp to the role of the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I to her decision to solely wear Asian designers during the Crazy Rich Asians press tour. In short, she comes across as incredibly smart and interesting, like someone you could talk to for hours about all kinds of things; often, I read these interviews and think, “this poor reporter. She didn’t get anything,” but Jessica Chia, who wrote this piece, got SO much interesting material. Including — and this isn’t the most important thing, but it is juicy and goodness knows, I love gossip — that Chan and Dominic Cooper are dating. Well done all around.