Gloss over This: Tatiana Maslany


Maslany–who proudly identifies as a feminist–is not afraid to rebel against the “normal” expectations of young actresses either […] This sense of defiance came at an early age. “As a girl, you’re seen as silly and weak,” she says. “I didn’t want to be associated with that.” But with time, Maslany has tempered her view. “I’ve recognized so much internalized misogyny in my life [through] what I’ve done…especially in terms of how I look at other girls and myself, and the way [I used to] consider feminine qualities to be lesser than masculine ones.”

  • Tatiana Maslany in “On a Role” by Elio Iannacci in FASHION November 2016

Gloss over This: Priyanka Chopra


“Storytelling cannot be based on what someone looks like,” she says. I can tell she’s fired up about this topic when she momentarily forgets to sit still for her makeup. “Everyone has stories: you have a story; I have a story. They just need to be written. And casting needs to happen based on the best person for the job, not the Indian girl or the black girl. The girl next door is no longer blonde-haired and blue-eyed, nor is she brown hair and brown-eyed. She’s not one person. And our entertainment needs to be a representation of that.”

  • Priyanka Chopra in “Catch Her If You Can” by Charlotte Herrold in Flare September 2016

Gloss over This: Herieth Paul

Balmain Spring 2016 Herieth Paul

Above: Herieth Paul on the Balmain Spring 2016 catwalk

In Canada, there’s so much diversity and freedom to be the person you want to be. Canada gave me the chance to try all kinds of things, from modelling to playing hockey. Tanzania taught me about having compassion for people. Speaking Swahili and wearing my African attire is very important to me, as is being Tanzanian-Canadian. Some models would rather just pretend to be American. But that’s the number one thing my mom taught me: never forget where you come from.

  • Herieth Paul in “All Hail Herieth” by Caitlin Kenny in Flare August 2016

Gloss over This: Caitriona Balfe


Something Balfe is very conscious about when looking at potential roles is whether that female character “does” anything for women. “I hope that at some point I don’t need a job so badly that I play the inconsequential girlfriend or someone who’s just there for gratuitous ogling. I can’t ever see wanting to so something like that.”

  • Caitriona Balfe in “Double Life” by Sarah Laing in Elle Canada August 2016

Gloss over This: Charlize Theron


“It’s just my personality, who I am. I’m a militant; I like to take action and get involved in issues. Even if I weren’t famous, I’d be the type of person who writes to her MP. I grew up in a situation of extreme injustice: apartheid. Given what I saw as a child in South Africa, my involvement is unavoidable.”

  • Charlize Theron in “Body & Soul” by Patrick Williams in Elle Canada August 2016
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