Five extraordinary women on the brink of something big. They’re talented, yes—but they’re not afraid to speak their minds, embrace their feminism, and be vocal advocates for change either.
On being known as both a sex symbol and feminist: “In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But, wow, she knows about politics.’ And that in itself is sexist. Why does it have to be one or the other?”
On the roles she’s offered—and those she has to fight for: “I am way more interested in working with unexpected and cool directors on interesting projects than being in this big studio movie where you’re in a bikini. I turn down a lot of movies, but I have to fight for the ones that I really want.”
On the Trump administration: “One of the things that I really hope to see come out of [Donald] Trump’s election, and what I am starting to see, is that people who were never political are starting to get motivated. My only thing is that I hope it’s not just all anti-Trump. We have a broken system, so just getting Trump out wouldn’t mean that we have fixed our country or that was the solution.”