Celebrating its annual ‘Women in Hollywood’ issue, ELLE Magazine taps eight cover stars from the world of film and television. Director Ava DuVernay as well as actresses Dakota Johnson, Carey Mulligan, Salma Hayek, Gena Rowlands, Amy Schumer, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet grace their own individual covers.
Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ costar Brie Larson on how she uses comedy to break down boundaries:
“We were shooting the baby shower scene and after Amy introduced everyone, she said, ‘Okay, let’s go around the room and tell each other when we first got HPV. She brings to light the parts of our lives that we usually conceal. She’s using comedy to break down boundaries.”
‘Steve Jobs’ writer Aaron Sorkin on Kate Winslet’s star power:
“Kate is what’s called ‘that’s that’ casting. We were reading for the role with four or five of the best actresses in the world. Then we got a call that Kate Winslet wanted to play it—and that was that. In an earlier era, I think she would have been competing with Katharine Hepburn for roles—and getting them.”