Actress Rachel Weisz heads outdoors for the August 25th, 2016 cover of The Edit from Net-a-Porter. Photographed by David Bellemere, the British beauty wears a The Row sweater with Dolce & Gabbana briefs. Inside the online magazine, Rachel is ready for fall in cozy knitwear and rubber rain boots. Stylist Tracy Taylor selects designs from fashion’s top brands including Rag & Bone, Elizabeth and James, Saint Laurent and more.
In her interview, Rachel talks about how roles for women in movies have become one-dimensional. “If you look at movies that are pre-’60s feminism, women didn’t just have to be sweet and sympathetic,” the actress says. Look at the characters of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Elizabeth Taylor: fierce, powerful, difficult women. After the ’80s, women had to be more likeable. They have to be pleasing, sweet, smiling and subservient. Women are being punished by stories. Probably for feminism.”