What I hate? Pictures like this! Why are Amy Adams and Julianne Moore standing on actual 'pedestals'? Why is Reese Witherspoon standing on a desk? And what's the deal with Hillary Swank's awkward leg revealing pose? Ugh! The final cover shot is an improvement — but Reese is still on a pedestal!
Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Hilary Swank, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Jones
Last Sunday we had a listen to what some of this year's leading men had to say; it was an intriguing gathering with three Brits — Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) and three Americans, Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher), Michael Keaton (Birdman), and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood). Maybe it's just me but the men's roundtable really felt like a study in contrasts with the Americans going out of their way to show their Yankee spirit - casual, confident, brash, almost as if they had to overcompensate for the Brits and their drama vibe that makes Americans feel they just can't compete with these guys that grew up living and breathing Shakespeare.
Anywaaaaay — I'm sure you'll enjoy this roundtable as much as I did. The women talk about all sorts of things, embarrassing experiences at auditions, activism, what they love about acting and more.
Some of my favorite takeaways were Hilary Swank talking about all people being interesting, and that 'everyone doesn't show all their colors when you first meet them.' I like that she appreciates the slow burners. Julianne Moore talked about learning to let go and that 'a feeling can't kill you.'And Laura Dern, who is so clearly the nurturing giver type, when asked what advice she found most helpful recalled her third grade teacher's mantra "Keep your eyes on your own paper."
Good advice for all of us.