For the fifth year in a row Marie Claire reveals its “Fresh Faces” Covers featuring some of our favourite new actresses, and most notably – Issa Rae. The series notably featured Aja Naomi King of How to Get Away with Murder and the multi-hyphenate Janelle Monae in their 2017 issue.
Also featured in this impressive lineup of the freshest faces in Hollywood are: Yara Shahidi, 18; Sophie Turner, 22; Riley Keough, 28; and Katherine Langford, 21. The colorful cover portraits lensed by Erik Madigan Heck, Insecure star is pictured in fresh, spring inspired pastels. She opened up to Marie Claire about career failure, struggles and triumphs, as well as her future ambitions.
See excerpts from her interview below:
ON HER GRATITUDE FOR WHAT HER SUCCESS HAS ENABLED HER TO DO:
“I’m happy and grateful to be in a position where I can want to see something, and then support the people who are telling stories I want to see.”
ON THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HER HOMETOWN OF INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA:
“You see so many ‘For Lease’ signs go up because people are being pushed out. Part of me is conflicted—I want a cycling studio. I want a coffee shop. But it’s always at the expense of black and Latino people. There’s never an assumption that we could benefit, too.”
ON WHICH FRIENDS CHARACTER SHE WOULD BE:
“I would never peg myself as a Rachel. Definitely more of a Phoebe. Maybe with Monica neuroses.”
Read the full interview on April 19th when Marie Claire hits newsstands.