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January Jones, Emmy Rossum & Kyra Sedgwick Cover 'THR'

January Jones, Emmy Rossum & Kyra Sedgwick Cover 'THR'

Emmy Rossum, Julianna Margulies, January Jones, Kyra Sedgwick, Claire Danes, and Mireille Enos grace the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue, which kicks off the mag’s Emmy season.

Here’s what the drama actresses had to share:

Mireille, on her most nervous moment: “Is it wrong to admit that having to kiss Brad Pitt was very, very terrifying? It was [in] World War Z, which I shot last summer and it was the second day of shooting.”

January, on playing ‘Fat Betty’: “I started this season of Mad Men eight months pregnant, and I finished it with a 5-month-old [son Xander]. It was bizarre. And I was in seven hours of prosthetics every morning, trying to rip off a fake chest piece so I could breastfeed. I loved [the fat suit].”

Claire, on nudity: “I don’t love stripping down, but I also don’t love the idea of being kind of coy or prudish for the sake of it.”

Kyra, on husband Kevin Bacon: “He was the one who supported my doing The Closer. It was a huge commitment and life-changing thing for both of us. We always read each other’s scripts; he often follows my advice, and sometimes I’m wrong, but he’s not. And I’m so grateful we have that, I really am.”

Emmy, on her Shameless nude scenes: “When I got on set – I’d never done nudity before – I was like, ‘Oh, everyone here is human.’ Some days you feel like, ‘Oh, God. I wish we were shooting this last week, I felt so skinny.’”

Julianna, on a tough filming schedule: “In what we do with episodic work, it’s a nonstop train. I mean, there are days when, I was saying this to Kyra before, I had worked until midnight and then I had to go and shoot something else at five in the morning. I looked at my husband and I was like, ‘This is why Judy Garland was on pills. I can’t keep this up. I need a pill!’”

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  • lauren

    why are there six different actors on this magazine?

  • Isabel

    All great actresses. Love Julianna Margulies!

  • KDriss

    Yay Emmy! Love her :) Always gorgeous.

  • Elizabeth

    I absolutely adore Julianna! She’s a wonderful actress and I can’t wait for the emmys; I hope she can add the third to her trophy shelf.

  • gurl

    Not a single woman of color. I know they don’t sell magazines as well but this is too much.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Nice to see a group of talented actresses on the cover!!
    There aren’t a lot of African American women who star in their own TV shows – that’s why they aren’t on the cover!

  • NYC

    @gurl: I really don’t think that was intentional but you are right.

  • Michelle

    Mireilles looks different and gorgeous! SHe’s a very talented actress. Besides, The killing is killing me!!!
    In terms of nudity, I don’t agree cause those who say it’s needed are all working for the HBO network. Nudity is pay check over there (I love true blood, the games of throne, etc but the fact is that this is reality).

  • laly

    Can’t wait for Homeland, love claire

  • gurl

    There aren’t a lot of African American women who star in their own TV shows – that’s why they aren’t on the cover!

    That’s a bigger problem in itself. Not even one African American woman to choose from. Despicable.

  • Christine


    Gurl, I completely agree with you that it is sad that there isn’t a woman of color in the group (African American or Latina, or Asian, Native American, etc.). However, I don’t think that you can fault The Hollywood Reporter for featuring who is successful, though. Hollywood is a business, and they make what audiences will buy. It is time for white audiences to watch programing featuring lead characters that might be from a different race. People blame Hollywood too much when they should be blaming the audiences.

  • Yas

    Hollywood can change that mentality, though. It has to start from the big brass, and filter down to the citizens. Lead by example.
    It’s all about the bottom line and it is so sad to see, especially in a multi-cultural country like America and globally.

  • Christine

    Yas, when you say that it has to start with the big brass, that is kind of a way for average Americans to skirt their own responsibility for how their country is represented.

    There are tons of channels and options for entertainment now. Even if the big brass did make more racially diverse tv shows, would that do any good if no one watched it? (just an example) How many times have we heard that the Wire was the best show no one watched?

  • dee

    I like some of these actresses but it’s pretty sickening see this all white cover. Like at least Vanity Fair did a muti-racical cover. It’s 2012 people!

  • Jen

    @lexy hates bilson: Kerry Washington is starring in her own show right now. There is also not one Asian or Latina woman on the cover. Boring and predictable.

  • tatiana

    Emmy is stunning<3

  • Hamlet

    Don’t just blame whites for not watching minority leads, #12. I actually don’t think they care. It is minorities that don’t watch enough dramas starring minorities whenever they are produced.

    Exactly, #13.

    Sickening, #14. They are just reflecting the lack of diversity of last season’s TV. They can’t be at fault for what audiences watch and don’t watch.

    Yes, #15. Starring in her own show NOW. And how many Asian females lead their own show? This cover was probably in production for months.

  • Mary

    Totally agree about the lack of women of color on the cover. They could at least have had Kerry on the cover – she starred in one of the biggest breakout dramas of the year. For everyone complaining about it, the best way to speak up is to refuse to spend money on these publications. If they don’t want to represent us, then they don’t deserve our money. End of.