More is better when it comes to ELLE’s February issue! This month, ELLE has four strong, hilarious, successful women on four different covers! Which cover do you like best- Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kahling, Allison Williams or Amy Poehler?
Here’s a snippet from each of their interviews…
Zooey on how growing up in Hollywood affected her: Definitely none of the kids I grew up with would have ever thought, Zooey will be on television and have her own show. I wasn’t the world’s most popular child, which gave me built-in tenacity. Nothing has ever come easy for me, and I think that’s a really good thing. I learned at an early age that you have to work hard for what you get.”
Allison on where she wants her career to go: “I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine. I want to play someone who’s on heroin. There’s nothing I don’t want to do. I want to play a guy at some point. I’ll gain 100 pounds, I’ll cut my hair off, I’ll do whatever. I’m not precious about any of it.”
Amy on the conflict between being a comedian and being a grown-up: “Now that I have kids, I’m up at 5:30AM no matter what. Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future. But I’d like to say that I maintain that same sense of play and creativity and spontaneity – of being able to get into a room with people and say, ‘Let’s waste some time.’ When you’re a creative person, even when you’re in a position of power, you still have to be able to straddle both worlds.”
Mindy on how the The Mindy Project getting green-lit served as a desperately needed distraction from her mother’s death: “Any person that’s been in the business knows they’re so lucky to have their show picked up – it happens to such a small fraction of shows. But I was lucky personally, because I needed a distraction so badly from my grief. Still my thoughts flutter toward her in scenes that I’m doing, every night before I go to bed, and every morning when I wake up.”
Pick up a print edition on January 14th, to read the full articles!