The article accompanying this piece opens thusly:
Hollywood is in desperate need of a reset, and our five fresh faces are bringing it. In addition to starring in some of the buzziest movies and TV shows this season, each of them has a strong sense of self and know what they stand for—and what they won’t.
Listen, I’m never going to complain when a women’s magazine is advocating for a sense of self, and the ability to tell people when you’re not going stand for something. It’s not exactly an article, though — it’s more of a teaser for a larger piece that’s running in the magazine, and you can tell, because many of the pull-quotes they’re using are obviously part of a more nuanced and complete conversation. For example, Yara Shahidi is quoted as saying:
“Even when you reach voting age, there are so few resources that are non-partisan in which you can develop your own political opinions. My ultimate goal is to turn the passions and interests we have into policy change.”
I want to read the rest of the conversation around that! I guess…I have to buy the magazine. You got me, Marie Claire!
I liked this, from Sophie Turner:
“I’m still like, Holy sh*t! I’m engaged. There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you. But I’ve always found that my career is something I work for, and when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life. It’s lovely to be engaged. Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I’d find a house that I love and want to stay in forever. There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career.”
And I’d be remiss in my duties if I didn’t point out that there is some GOOD lipstick awaiting you on several of these.