Marie Claire Offers 5 Covers With “Fresh Faces” Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning
Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning appear on five separate covers for the May issue of Marie Claire as Hollywood’s “Fresh Faces.” “Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing!” says Oscar winner Nyong’o. “But at the same time, I don’t want to thrive on people’s opinions of me.”
She knows better than to try and replicate her last magical year. Nyong’o tells the magazine, “It was phenomenal. As brilliant as it was, onward ho. I hope that I will get to work soon. In due time, what I should do next and what I want to do next will reveal themselves. I am not in the business of trying to top this year—that’s virtually impossible. I’d have to be pronounced the queen of England or something.”
Meanwhile, Olsen says she is OK flying under the radar a bit. “I definitely know what kind of lifestyle I want to have,” the actress tells Marie Claire. “Some people recognize you for your work, not for being pictured going to clubs. So, I try and keep that kind of profile that people know you from your work and that’s it.”
She says that she’s not a style muse for her famous designer sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley: “God, no. I just try and see what they do and copy them like the rest of the world does.” “Game of Thrones” star Clarke says that landing an audition for the show was a huge deal. “I called in sick to my catering job and Wikipedia-ed the crap out of it,” she explains. “To be employed by HBO, I was like, ‘I can die now.'” And she’s thinking beyond just having a career.
Clarke tells the magazine, “Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon. You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family. And in the same breath, I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination—that would be glorious. And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese.”
In terms of transforming herself for a role, Kate Mara is happy to do whatever it takes. “I felt relieved getting rid of red [hair] —people in my family were saying, ‘Red hair is your identity—you’ll ruin it!’ But I’m an actor,” explains the “House of Cards” star. “I’d shave my head if the part called for it. I love morphing into someone different; it makes you wear makeup differently.”
Her only relationship issue with boyfriend Max Minghella is a technological one. “He insisted on buying me an iPhone, and I wanted to stay with my BlackBerry,” she explains. “I know I’m in a movie about technology [Transcendence], but I’m not interested in it at all. Nor do I pay attention to politics. I’m not the person looking for the next big thing. Just the next good role.”
Elle Fanning has been acting virtually her entire life, but she still does schoolwork and enjoys the structure. She explains, “I’m just used to it by now. I like discipline. I’m not happy when I have nothing to do. I prefer doing everything!” “I like to dress my age,” says Fanning. “You don’t want to look too old when you’re not, or too young when you’re not.” Check out all the Marie Claire covers below!