Nothing about these women is cookie cutter.
The fiercest actresses on television— Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Priyanka Chopra— have all landed individual covers of ELLE Magazine’s “Women In TV” issue.
The cover lineup is one of ELLE Magazine’s most diverse ever, and truly reflects the makeup of actresses in Hollywood, as well as their multihued readership.
But the issue isn’t just about beautiful faces. Along with featured cover stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus of the hit comedy Veep and Olivia Wilde, star of HBO’s Vinyl, the women talk about everything from their TV shows and busting through stereotypes, to sharing a bit about their personal lives.
Golden Globe winner and Empire star Taraji doesn’t want her character, Cookie Lyon, to just be known for her sass:
“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”
How To Get Away With Murder star and Golden Globe winner Viola minces no words about industry stereotypes: “We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women,” she tells ELLE. By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”
Priyanka, Quantico and Bollywood megastar, questioned the idea of “having it all,” as she did in an exclusive with Global Grind: “Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?”
She also shared her ELLE cover with fans on Instagram, and couldn’t hold back her excitement:
Get your hands on this coffee table must-have issue when it hits newsstands on Jan. 19.
SOURCE: ELLE | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter, Instagram
31 Cool Behind The Scenes Photos From The Golden Globes Over The Years
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1. In 1962, Marilyn Monroe enjoyed all the attention.
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2. Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnez chatted during a break in 1956.
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3. Dustin Hoffman flaunted his award in 1968.
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4. Barbara Streisand glowed at the 1969 Globes.
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5. Sonny and Cher made the crowd go wild as they arrived at the Globes in 1973.
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6. Preteen Michael Jackson took his parents as his date to the 1973 Golden Globes.
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7. A young Arnold Schwarzenegger shared laughs with Raquel Welch in 1977.
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8. Whoopi Goldberg chatted with fellow actors before hitting the carpet at the 1986 Golden Globes.
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9. Tom Cruise and Kate Winslet had a deep convo during the break.
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10. Former couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the GG nominations in 1997.
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11. Kate Hudson got her party on at a Golden Globe after party in 2003.
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12. At the 1955 show, Judy Garland and Marlon Brando enjoyed good food and conversation during a break.
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13. Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay showed major affection backstage in 1958.
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14. Eva Mendes and Eva Longoria shared a laugh during the commercial in 2008.
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15. All laughs for Will Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen.
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16. The "30 Rock" crew posed for a group photo.
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17. Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony observed the crowd.
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18. Oh Hey, Beyonce and Prince.
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19. Penelope Cruz stopped by Meryl Streep's table for a chat.
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20. Gabourey Sidibe and Cameron Diaz greeted each other.
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21. Beyonce watched on and Jay Z and Jada conversed.
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22. Jack Nicholson and Eddie Murphy shared some laughs.
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23. Mark Walhberg greeted Brad and Angelina at their table.
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24. Good friends Jamie Foxx and Eva Longoria got to catch up.
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25. Matt Damon blessed Morgan Freeman and the rest of the table with some champagne.
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26. Quentin Tarentino and Sienna Miller shared some laughs.
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27. Samuel Jackson and his buddy Q got to catch up.
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28. Bromance moments with Mark Wahlberg and Adrien Grenier.
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29. Barbra Streisand showed off her many awards back in 1977.
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30. John Travolta watched the show with his date in 1979.
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31. A young Drew Barrymore impressed the crowd in 1983.
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