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Leslie Mann Says Comedy Didn't Come Easy for Her

Leslie Mann Says Comedy Didn't Come Easy for Her

Leslie Mann is showing off her stunning makeup skills on the cover of NewBeauty‘s winter issue:

Here’s what the 46-year-old actress shared with the mag:

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On getting into comedy: “I remember when I was in acting class when I first moved to Los Angeles, there were a few times when people would start laughing at me for something I was doing. During auditions, it was the same thing. I would get the laughs when I wasn’t expecting to get the laughs. Then I just started heading down the comedy road, which led to my first job, The Cable Guy. Well, that wasn’t my first job, but it was one of them, and all of a sudden, I was surrounded by people I related to. I felt like I found my people, like-minded people, people who had a way of looking at the world similarly to how I look at it, and comedy people were really interesting to me. I got to be around Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Ben Stiller, and Judd, and it was like a dream come true. Then that was that—that’s when I stayed in the comedy world.”

On daughter Maude turning 21: “The biggest milestone for me was when she went away to college. I think I cried for four years before she went, and then the week that we brought her to Chicago to set up her dorm room and everything, I had no control over my tears and my sadness. It was just the saddest time ever. Then she came home a year and a half later. She also has a boyfriend who lives in London, so she’s been staying there a little bit, too. But she’s basically back! And that’s really nice. The 21 thing is definitely a big deal, but it’s not as massive as going away to college—at least not for me.”

On what she wants in 2019: “Peace! Peace in the world, peace in our hearts, peace in my heart. Peace! We need some f–king peace.”

Leslie‘s cover was shot by John Russo.

For more from Leslie, head to NewBeauty.com.

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Photos: John Russo for New Beauty
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