Archive: Elle

Jessica Biel lands the January 2013 cover of Elle Magazine!

Jessica Biel looks gorgeous in Dior on the cover of the January issue of ELLE. Posing with some of fashion’s greatest visionaries in Paris, Biel proves she can rock any look and have fun doing it. In her interview with the magazine, Biel opens up about choosing that pink wedding gown, her honeymoon bliss, and even husband Justin Timberlake’s penchant for pie baking.

On choosing her wedding dress:

“I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink. It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. [Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”

On the best part of being a newlywed, Biel wrote exclusively to ELLE from her honeymoon, rumored to be in Tanzania:

“Honeymooning is the best thing about being a newlywed. I wish I could honeymoon forever.”

Biel’s thoughts on marriage:

“It means always having someone there to open the pickle jar…to share the ups and downs with, have adventures with. Someone to go swimming naked with. That kind of thing.”

On Justin Timberlake’s domestic side:

“He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie…and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.”

On plans for the future:

“My goal now is to work with great directors. Small role, big role, medium-size role- it doesn’t matter. I just want to work with someone who’s going to push me to a scary, exciting place that I’ve never been before.”

I really think Jessica’s beautiful, but she has GOT to do something about that hair. Yikes. Time for the bangs to go.

Jennifer Lawrence: “In Hollywood, I’m obese!”

Jennifer Lawrence covers the December issue of Elle Magazine. The 22-year-old actress opens up about her weight in the interview, saying by Hollywood standards, she’d be considered “a fat actress”.

She says, “In Hollywood, I’m obsese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Okay, zing!)

She admits, “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”

She says she will never be convinced to starve herself for a role. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”

She wants to be a good role model for her fans. “I don’t want little girls to be like, “Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.””

“That’s something that I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed.”

Elsewhere during the interview, Lawrence lifts the lid on her relationship with her British actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

She gushed: ‘[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.’

Jennifer goes on: ‘We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, “Oh, she’s got a nice ass.” I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.’

Lawrence also admits to having something of a foot-in-mouth syndrome.

‘I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, and it’s horrible. I don’t find it positive in any way.

‘When I get older, I’ll be more mature and poised. And I’ll have control over my mouth.

‘One day, I’m going to grow up…When we leave [the interview] I’m going to have a knot in my stomach. I’m going to be like, “Oh, did I say something wrong? I’m going to get in trouble!”‘

Jennifer also appears to reveal how much she is worth – but says she still lives modestly.

‘Ten million dollars and I’m still living in my parents’ condo,’ she tells the fashion magazine.

‘I’ve always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in LA, or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.’

I really love Jennifer. I like her honesty. I think she’s refreshing. She’s great.

Except her hair on the cover. Her hair is quite bad. But that’s cosmetic. :)


Sarah Jessica Parker covers Elle Magazine’s “Hollywood Issue”

Sarah Jessica Parker graces the November cover of Elle Magazine, their “Hollywood Issue”. Besides SJP, Elle also covered actresses like Emma Watson, Elle Fanning, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine and Octavia Spencer.

Here are some tidbits from the interview:

Sarah Jessica Parker:
“I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City,” Parker says of future roles. “I loved Sex and the City’s Carrie [Bradshaw] and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.”

Octavia Spencer:
“Early on I had to stand up to a producer – I won’t say who, but he is famous, famous. He dressed me down in a crowded office. I told him right there in front of a hundred people, ‘You don’t know me well enough to use that tone,’ ” she says of standing up for herself. “And then I ran to the bathroom and cried like a baby. But he never addressed me that way again. And he is known as a yeller.”

Emma Watson:
“I just knew, from the moment I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that I was meant to play that role,” she says of the character Hermione Granger. “I put one of the Potter films on the other night. And it was amazing to me that I had done all of that. I have to remind myself every now and then.”

Elle Fanning:
“I can’t really remember my life without movies,” Fanning says of growing up in the spotlight. “I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I’m trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do.”

I love Sarah Jessica Parker, honestly I do. But I actually really only love her in ‘Sex and the City’. She’s perfect as Carrie Bradshaw, and that might be about it. Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t seen her in anything else that I like nearly as much. She doesn’t have any movies in the works right now, up next all she has is her appearances on ‘Glee’. She should be good on that… don’t you agree?

PS: She looks gorgeous in these pictures!

Britney Spears covers the October issue of Elle Magazine, opens up about her inability to “be like Kim Kardashian”

This month, The X Factor judge Britney Spears makes a splash on the cover of ELLE’s October issue, on newsstands nationwide September 18th. In the issue, Spears opens up about dealing with haters, her laid-back sense of style, and even how her relationship with fiancé Jason Trawick began.

Britney Spears will enter our living rooms next week as one of the judges on ‘The X Factor’. I’m really interested to see how she does on live TV.

On dealing with paparazzi scrutiny:
“I guess I’ve been under the microscope so long that I don’t even pay attention to the nonsense anymore. I gave up getting upset about things people make up about me a long time ago.”

On her laid-back style:
“I love my jeans and my sweats- I’m really just a tomboy at heart. So it’s really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup- and hair-ready every time I go out of my house. I’m not a believer in that, you know? On the other hand, when you do wear those sweats, you’re like, Oh God, I should step it up a notch.”

On her relationship with Jason Trawick:
Jason Trawick tells ELLE Britney made the first move in their relationship: “It was kind of one of those things where she moved, like, turned around, so we were face-to-face, and then-” Britney’s response? “Okay, that’s enough information, sweetie. It was sweet, just say that.”