The Hollywood Reporter has released their annual “Actress Roundtable” and some of our favorite actresses are featured on the cover and in the issue. Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone join Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan on this year’s issue.
Jennifer on the effects the recent harrassement allegations will have on Hollywood: “The big misconception, though, is that this is just in the entertainment industry. Once again, the entertainment industry is kind of the stage on which you can see the inner workings of problems that are all over the world. If a flight attendant comes forward about a pilot, it doesn’t end up in the news because nobody knows about it. That doesn’t mean that there’s less sexual abuse going on anywhere else in the world, in any other place of work. But fortunately, we’re starting the conversation now.”
Emma on the worst advice she has ever received: “I tend to keep myself prisoner in mistakes that I’ve made, and I kind of need voices like Jen’s — and I’m really lucky, I have a great manager and agent. They’ve always been very [encouraging] about taking chances. And I’ve gotten more excited to play people that are unlike me or where I need to go into different worlds. Now that I am able to see how rewarding it is to lose yourself in someone else’s experience — to find these people that are nothing like you and let their traits infuse your life — I mean, playing Billie Jean King has truly changed my life. She has infused so much into my spirit, it’s incredibly exciting.”
You can check out even more from their interview here