Marie Claire's May 2014 issue will arrive on newsstands later this month (April 22) with a big, splashy cover package featuring five of today's shiniest young actresses: Lupita Nyong'o, Emilia Clarke, Kate Mara, Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning. "Meet our FRESH FACES!" reads the caption which accompanies all five stand-alone covers, photographed by Cedric Buchet. (Nyong'o, Olsen and Fanning also appeared together in Miu Miu's Spring 2014 campaign.)
The issue features individual interviews which each actress, which are partially excerpted below.
On being called gorgeous: “Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don’t want to thrive on people’s opinions of me.”
On waiting for her category at awards shows: “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”
On this past year: “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.”