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Maggie Q Speaks Out About the #MeToo Movement

Maggie Q Speaks Out About the #MeToo Movement

Maggie Q graces the cover of Health‘s April issue, which hits newsstands on March 9.

Here’s what the 38-year-old actress, model and animal rights activist had to say…

On the #MeToo Movement: “My [fiancé’s mom, Eve Ensler] is a human rights and women’s rights activist. She wrote a play called The Vagina Monologues and has been fighting for the rights of women for many years—way before Hollywood started speaking out. Women have been suffering these abuses for so long, for as long as the world has existed. What’s incredible about right now is that when it happens to Hollywood, people listen. I’m happy that it’s out.”

On getting started in acting:Jackie Chan had a management company at the time, and he was looking for young stars to train for a new generation of action movies. He chose a number of guys, and I was the girl…for every film that they wanted me in, I’d have to go through months of extensive training. Jackie has a team of martial arts experts who trained me.“

On her passion for animal rescue: “The nice thing when you grow up without money is that there’s no option to buy an expensive Labrador. My parents were like, ‘You want an animal? Go to a shelter or find it on the street.’ I have a special connection to dogs. We breed animals and overprice them and then millions are dying in shelters every year. Even if you don’t care about animals, that just makes no sense.”

For more from Maggie, head to Health.com.

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Photos: Health Magazine
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