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The beautiful Kristen Wiig is Marie Claire’s August cover girl!

Kristen Wiig is Marie Claire’s August cover girl. She looks gorgeous! The ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian opens up with the magazine about her humble beginnings, and dreaming for a bigger and better life. ”I wanted to be Justine Bateman,” she says, recalling the slyly appealing sibling on the Michael J. Fox sitcom Family Ties. “She was so cool. Or Lisa Bonet“—The Cosby Show’s resident Bohemian. “I just didn’t think it was an option, coming from a town where people don’t pack their bags and move out to Hollywood.”

Here is more from the interview, which you can read in full here:

Kristen Wiig on trying out for Saturday Night Live in 2005:

Wiig came to New York from Southern California in autumn 2005 to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, bringing with her a handful of impressions (Drew Barrymore, Björk, Jessica Simpson), a few characters she’d developed while with the influential Los Angeles improvisation group The Groundlings, and a secret fear that she’d soon be run out of town on a rail. “I remember being so scared,” she says, “that after I was done with those characters—if they made it on the show—that I wouldn’t have any other ideas.”

Kristen on her boyfriend, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti:

Not overly inclined toward personal revelation—”I am shyer than most people think”—the 38-year-old Wiig states it plain nonetheless: “I will say that I’m happier than I’ve ever been,” she says, “and I feel very lucky right now.” Why? “Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones.”

On leaving ‘SNL’:

As we chat, it’s been little more than 100 hours since Wiig’s final show as a cast member on SNL, capping a seven-season run that made her a deeply beloved comedic star. “I know a lot of people probably assume, ‘Oh, she’s leaving because she is going to be doing movies now and things like that,’ which I will be,” she notes. “But I just always knew it was going to be seven and that was it. I think maybe if I were 22, I could see myself staying a little bit, but it just felt like the right time.”

Still, “it was very emotional,” she says, nursing a double-shot cappuccino. “I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch. Because nothing says comedy like breaking down.”

On her final ‘SNL’ scene, where Mick Jagger serenaded her:

“It was a very surreal moment,” she says. “You have all this stuff going on in your head, like, ‘I can’t believe seven years has gone by, and I’m going to miss all these people.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, by the way, Mick Jagger is to my right, and I just danced a waltz with him.’ So there’s that.”

I just love her – but I’m so sad to see her leave ‘SNL’. She might have been the only reason I watched the show in the first place. I can’t imagine it without her!! That being said, I can’t wait to see where her career goes from now! ‘Bridesmaids’ is hands down one of my all-time favorite movies. She’s pure genius!

Jennifer Aniston opens up about boyfriend Justin Theroux: “He’s a protector”

Marie Claire Australia recycled an old Jennifer Aniston photo shoot from an old Elle pictorial, but the interview below is new! Jennifer opens up about boyfriend Justin Theroux, and how he’s such a wonderful human being.

On her boyfriend Justin Theroux: “He’s a protector, for sure. He’s just a good human being, and so funny.”

On being secluded while filming Wanderlust: “All of a sudden I began decompressing. It’s weird, but it felt like living a normal life; almost like having your anonymity back. Nobody bothered us and we were protected as a group. There were no paparazzi and no secret, tricky little cell phone pictures being taken. I realized how paranoid and guarded and not trusting – walled-in – I had become. Not consciously so, but just this armor that I kind of have, protective armor. It’s not for my friends or family, but for being outside in the world, always on guard.”

On not wanting to be so guarded: “I’ve really made a conscious effort to not wall myself up like that again. I built those walls pretty high in the past. I think you miss out on a lot of stuff when you’re so protected and isolated.”

On shooting a topless scene for the film: “There are always nerves when you shoot a scene like that. But the adrenaline takes you through it and then you have the girls come in and cover you up immediately. I got very comfortable with seeing nude people, pretty much immediately. It was bizarre to know that these were actually nudists – because there’s a nudist colony in Clarkesville – and how comfortable they are being nude.”

On keeping in good health: “I think being happy and smiling and laughing a lot helps. I work out, I drink a lot of water. And yoga is still very important. I love it. If I don’t do it then my spirit sort of goes.”

I thought the interview was ok…. kind of dull (like the cover).

Via Celebitchy

Cheryl Cole Covers Marie Claire UK May 2012 Issue.

Cheryl looks amazing! Such a beautiful girl and I love all the dresses.

Britain’s sweetheart Cheryl Cole is the 2012 May cover girl for Marie Claire UK and the diva opens up to the magazine about her weight, her love for shoes, on being much more normal than she’s portrayed in tabloids.

Cheryl Cole, who is a slim size 8, says that she does work out but doesn’t follow a diet , instead she tries to make healthy choices. She reveals to Marie Claire that she too suffers from weight fluctuations, but she’s found the perfect trick to help er feel and look comfy regardless if she’s packed a few pounds or shed them by keeping different size jeans in her wardrobe. She tells Marie Claire UK that:

“I’m like any other woman, my weight fluctuates. I have a pair of jeans one size bigger than the other just in case that week I’m a little bit heavier. I work out and try to make healthy choices.”

Ms. Cole, who revealed that she was advised to lose weight back in 2002 after winning the ITV talent shop Popstars: The Rivals, about the same time that she found fame with Girls Aloud, says she avoids dieting ‘like a plague’. She reveals that:

“I try to avoid them like the plague. That can get you into a vicious circle. I did when I was younger. When I first got in the band I remember the first mean story I read where newspapers called us “Pork Stars” – because the show was called Pop Stars: The Rivals. We were all fat… we were all fat! Not fat, chubby. And Louis Walsh had come out publicly and said, ‘They’re all fat. They all need to lose weight.’ And the record label sent us all to have training.”

However, her battle with malaria, which she contacted while on vacation in Tanzania in 2010, and which almost took her life, helped Cheryl switch her priorities. To get back on track after slimming down to a size 6 while battling the disease, Cheryl says she ‘ate everything’ and that ‘it’s now less about work, work, work and more about making time to chill and be with my friends and family’.

Cheryl Cole seems to have discovered her love for shoes for quiet some time and since then developed an addiction. The singer also ventured into the shoe design industry and the line featuring her signature was quite a success. She tells Marie Claire about her shoe addiction that:

“It’s definitely got worse over the years, my shoe thing. Just worse and worse and worse. I should really seek a little bit of therapy. Me doing my own shoe range is quite cathartic.”

Although she’s made headlines with variosu stories regarding her life, Cheryl states that she has quite a normal lifestyle, much different than most people think. She tells the magazine that:

“I’m from such a normal family and background. I’m grateful for that; otherwise it could send you crazy… People have this crazy idea of my life.”

When it comes to regrets, the 28 year old singer says that life is too short to have regrets. Although she’s already gone through a divorce, Cheryl says that she tries to take things as they are.

“Life’s too short to have regrets. Mistakes are life. I don’t live like that. I don’t have that mentality. I think that things are sent to you so you learn and grow. If you regret them, you would never be the person that you are.”

Check out Cheryl Cole’s full interview and complete photo spread in Marie Claire’s UK, May 2012 issue.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire UK