The February situation of Elle is dedicated to the solid of HBO’s Huge Little Lies, the miniseries based mostly on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling guide. Reese Witherspoon produced the collection and she or he stars as properly. The solid additionally consists of Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman, all of whom obtained separate Elle covers. You’ll be able to learn the complete Elle bundle right here, and the journal will probably be on stands on January 17th. Many of the interview excerpts are fairly boring – Zoe talks about how she’s been feeling extra “awake” because the election. Reese talks about pushing the boundaries of magnificence. Nicole talks about her “uncooked” intercourse scenes within the collection. However Shailene’s excerpts have been… noteworthy. We should talk about them.
Shailene on the political local weather in Hollywood:
“It’s exhausting to speak about politics in a Hollywood world. I realized that basically shortly. However after the California primaries, when Bernie Sanders misplaced—and I’m not saying he ought to have received—I knew that Trump was going to win. As a result of I’d been on the bottom for months, and we’d be in small cities in America and massive cities in America, and Bernie would get tens of hundreds of individuals at his rallies. After which Trump would come and he’d get the identical numbers. However Hillary would solely have a couple of hundred individuals at her fundraisers. It doesn’t matter how far more you could have in your financial institution; if 50,000 individuals present as much as your opponents’ rallies and also you solely have a couple of hundred individuals, it says loads about what the individuals of America are able to do. I grieved all of this months in the past, whereas most individuals are grieving it now.
On the significance of understanding self-worth:
Relating to sexuality, sensuality, self-representation, self-nurturance—America fails in these departments. Ladies like Nicole [Kidman] trailblaze these paths of self-love and self-recognition. Not from a pretentious place or a grasping place, however from a spot of understanding that with the intention to assist these round you, and with the intention to even be actress and mom on the similar time, you must know your price.
To be younger and to know all the pieces, proper? I do type of like Shailene and I’m glad that younger ladies (teenagers and tweens) have somebody like Shailene to look as much as. She’s politically minded, she tries to speak about stuff that deeper than diets and trend, and she or he truly finds some good factors right here and there. However I don’t discover her political evaluation all that noteworthy. You understand who else used to speak in regards to the dimension of his crowds? Mitt Romney. And whereas Donald Trump really did get big crowds – crowds of rabid, violent, ignorant individuals who would threaten and assault individuals of colour and harass journalists – in some way, Hillary Clinton nonetheless obtained three million extra votes than Child Fists. I don’t take care of Shailene positioning herself as some type of political savant, however… no matter. I assume she was proper.
Photographs courtesy of Alexi Lubomirski for ELLE.