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Emma Watson Covers Interview

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Emma Watson, Interview
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Hi, honey. Where are you right now?

EMMA WATSON: I’m thrilled that you asked, because I didn’t want things to get weird. I’m in the bath. In Paris. I didn’t want you to hear swishing water and be like, “Uh, what are you doing?” I’m very relaxed. Where are you?

CHASTAIN: I am in a hotel room. There are bags of hair extensions and makeup and clothes everywhere.

WATSON: As long as there’s a clear line across the floor so that you can actually get into bed at night, you’re good.

CHASTAIN: Are you on vacation, or are you working?

WATSON: I’m working. I just did the photo shoot for this with Peter Lindbergh, who I know you’ve shot with. I love him so much. He’s the Ferrari of photographers — really thoughtful, engaged, and then boom boom boom. He is so quick. He does not mess around. During the day, I asked him, “What are your plans after this?” And he said, “I’m going to go do another meditation retreat.” I was like, “Of course you meditate! You’re like the Buddha. You’re, like, one of the happiest people I’ve ever met.”
Emma Watson, Interview
CHASTAIN: Talk to me about your relationship to fashion and photo shoots. It must have been such a different experience for you when you started, because you were so young.

WATSON: Fashion is something that I love, and I find it to be so expressive and creative, and it’s obviously a way into my characters, so I’m always deeply engaged with it. What I find difficult about photo shoots is the line between playing a character — you’re being asked by the photographer to take on a role like you would in a movie — and being a fancier version of yourself. It’s about finding that line between being spontaneous and open to direction, but also trying to explain to photographers that the “me” is often taken out of context because it has all of this other stuff attached to it. The fact that I was a child star is difficult for most people to understand, and it can be really conflicting for me. Photographers want to reinvent you, to take you somewhere else, to show you in a completely different way. They look at your previous work, and try to figure out what they can do to show a new side of you.

CHASTAIN: I wonder if I have freedom in a way that maybe you might not. Because people grew up watching you become a woman, are you held to certain standards of having to be the same as you always were? Continue reading

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Tom Hiddleston Covers Interview

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Tom Hiddleston, Interview
What a time to be alive — especially if you happen to be one Tom Hiddleston, alumnus of the prestigious Dragon School, of Eton College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; that Tom Hiddleston — star of stage and screen, recently removed from a romance with megawatt dream girl Taylor Swift.

For Hiddleston, life is so good that it comes with a few too-good-to-be-true conspiracy theories — the best of which goes something like, Hiddleston, at 35, is a front-runner to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, and PR teams staged his relationship with Swift in order to elevate his star power. As if he needed the help.

Hiddleston’s star has, of its own volition, and powered by his plentiful talents, been in perpetual rise since he was cast as the mythological baddie Loki, a recurring character in the ongoing Marvelverse of films, in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor (2011). Cinephiles may likely remember the actor most fondly as the centuries-old vampire/rock’n’roller in Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) across from Tilda Swinton. But talent scouts would have noticed Hiddleston’s work far earlier, in a variety of theatrical and television roles — alongside Branagh in the BBC’s Wallander, for example — platforms where he has continued to thrive, all the way up to and including Susanne Bier’s miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager this year, in which Hiddleston starred as a field agent, spying on the world’s most sinister arms dealer.

Next year, on the strength of two monster-sized blockbusters (Thor: Ragnarok and Kong: Skull Island) — and, maybe, okay, that very buzzy relationship — Hiddleston’s star will likely settle up there in the upper firmament where the A-listers live. Whether or not that ascent will bring him to Bond or beyond, the intrigue will likely follow him wherever he goes. In August, while filming in deepest underest Australia, Hiddleston got on the phone with his friend and Marvel-mate Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about the perils and potential power that comes along with the public eye.

Tom Hiddleston, Interview
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: Like all interviewers, I should first of all thank you, Tom, for taking this time.

TOM HIDDLESTON: [laughs] Thank you, Benedict. W
e should just thank each other for our time. For the rest of our lives.

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Idris Elba Covers Interview

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Idris Elba, Interview
Whatever its constituent parts – talent, sure; charisma, definitely — the combined quality Hollywood moguls and gossip columnists used to refer to as “it”-ness (as in, “So-and-so has it”) remains ineffable, mysterious, almost occult in its indescribableness. Whatever “it” is, Idris Elba has it in droves. Enough to fill a room, a movie, a long-running series, a planet probably.

Whether he’s on set, at a party, or at the Met Gala, which he co-hosted this past May, and even when surrounded by all the sparkliest stars in heaven, it is his gravity that draws all the eyes, his dusty baritone all the ears, and his easy, frequent laughter, more of the same. In person, the Hackney-born Elba, 43, seems taller than his 6’3″ frame, even a little hunched to get through doorways, to hear us Lilliputians.

Onscreen, Elba’s presence is greater still. Which is probably why directors so love to restrain it, to set an obstacle course for him to shine through. As the legitimate-facing member of a Baltimore gang in HBO’s The Wire, his Stringer Bell was always torn between the straight and outlaw worlds, left exposed to the slings and arrows of both, and unable to find comfort in either. Then again, as the long-suffering but brilliant detective on the BBC’s Luther, Elba seemed hardly ever able to sleep. His John Luther was haunted by the ghosts of personal tragedy and by the very real criminals tearing London to bits around him. But, by far, the worst of all lots assigned to Elba was that of the warlord commandant in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation. Running a child army in a chaotic war through some unnamed African state, Elba’s unnamed character was heavy on the Colonel Kurtz scale, oversaturated by the horrors around him and within him, a force. But it was the ease with which Elba inhabited him, the natural command he filled him with, radiating at times with the kind of quirky charisma of a mystic guru or a cult leader, that made the performance something altogether new. As if that weren’t enough, Elba nearly died during production when he slipped walking behind a waterfall and only lived to tell about it because a security guard caught him.

Idris Elba, Interview

With all this suffering around, it isn’t hard to see why fans are clamoring to have Elba finally let loose, to see him indulged, to watch him turn that charisma up to 11 and be cast as the next James Bond — fingers crossed. In the meantime, he is loading up on fantasy and CGI, playing the squid-y antagonist in Star Trek Beyond, and the gunslinger Roland Deschain in an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books, out next year, as well as reappearing as Heimdall in the next Thor installment. Also in the works is Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game, not to mention a bubbling DJ career, and even a fashion collection, in collaboration with Superdry. It’s a lot. But as Elba tells his pal and director of the recent The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau, he’s got a lot more where that came from.

Idris Elba, Interview
IDRIS ELBA: Hello, Jon. What a nice surprise.

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Keira Knightley covers Interview (and poses nude…)

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Keira Knightley covers Interview magazine, where she was photographed in beautiful shots by Patrick Demarchelier. The nude photograph is last so anyone who doesn’t want to see it can avoid scrolling down all the way.

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