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Naomie Harris Is "Fully Inhabiting Womanhood" and Winning in Hollywood

Naomie Harris Is "Fully Inhabiting Womanhood" and Winning in Hollywood

One could easily imagine that on this day, the first scorcher of the year in London, while surrounded by tropical plants in a greenhouse-slash–photo studio, that British actress Naomie Harris and I were actually in Los Angeles. But her London-ness shines too brightly for me to forget my true location. You can tell from the obvious things: Her charming north London accent is still very much present, even after multiple stints of immersive accent coaching during her 33-year-long career. Subtle signs also give it away to a fellow Brit like me: Nothing speaks to the archetypal London woman’s inherent casual:fancy ratio like her unpolished nails and flawless skin, or that she’s wearing a pair of flat white patent Christian Louboutin brogues (“I’m just all about comfort”) with a simple LBD from H&M and a little medallion necklace from Missoma.

These understatements go a long way to explaining how she remains … Read the rest

Sadie Sink Doesn't Want You to Define Her Style, Thank You Very Much

Sadie Sink Doesn't Want You to Define Her Style, Thank You Very Much

The energy around Hollywood is palpable. As I drive westward down Sunset Boulevard, I’m confronted by a plethora of billboards announcing Stranger Things’ much-anticipated third season (streaming on Netflix July 4) that rise out of the horizon like permanent fixtures on the landscape. We’re less than a week away until the new season airs, and despite the long day of doing press for the show that she’s just had, Sadie Sink greets me with an air of untainted excitement.

As we settle into the unusually calm lobby cafe of a prominent West Hollywood hotel, I can’t help but allow myself to be mesmerized by her big blue eyes, which, by the way, hardly dim throughout the course of our conversation. Sink gushes as she speaks. While describing the custom green Stranger Things sneakers she wore during our shoot—”those were so sick”—I happened to peer down below the Read the rest

Eiza González Is Down to Play the Hot Girl—But She's Ready for Something Bigger

Eiza González Is Down to Play the Hot Girl—But She's Ready for Something Bigger

“Some days I’m so hyped, it feels like my body could explode,” actress Eiza González professes, exhaling with the force of her whole upper body. “And there are days I cannot take it anymore.”

Here we are, seated at a bistro table by the big picture window at West Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Tower—me, 29-year-old cinema vixen González, and her chicken salad. “I’m sorry,” she says, midbite, as soon as I sit down. “I got here early—I was starving.” She tightens her ponytail, straightens the neckline of her ivory off-the-shoulder top, and reaches out a hand to shake. “So nice to meet you.”

González and I have actually met once before. “At that crystal shop,” I remind her, to which she responds, “Oh, of course.” Two years ago, I profiled González just after America came to know her in 2017’s big-screen action hit Baby Driver. González played Monica “Darling” Read the rest

Allison Williams Thinks It's "Really Fun" Playing the Women You Hate

Allison Williams Thinks It's "Really Fun" Playing the Women You Hate

Before Allison Williams became known as TV’s cringiest hipster you love to hate, Marnie Michaels on Girls; or the most spine-chilling on-screen sociopath of 2017, Rose in Get Out; or the quasi-homicidal Charlotte in Netflix’s brand-new psychological thriller The Perfection, she was just a smiley-faced kid who loved to perform. “I was definitely a ham when I was younger,” Williams tells me as a server in crisp linens refills our iced teas at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California. “Everyone around me was like, ‘Yep, that’s an actress. We are screwed.’”

That enthusiastic little kid, rather than the painfully self-serious Marnie (and certainly Williams’s other deranged characters), feels very present today, especially as Williams places her lunch order: a plate of gluten-free avocado toast topped with childlike slices of melted cheddar cheese. “Gluten-free because I’m an actress in Los Angeles, but I love dairy. … Read the rest