Here’s what the 36-year-old Homeland star had to share with the mag:
On her beauty routine: “Its either eyes or lips. Its like legs or boobs: You shouldn’t do both. That’s always the first question when you sit down to get ready for the night.”
On working with Jared Leto on My So Called Life: “That was when he was genius, when I really understood that. He was very fraternal with me…quite protective. He took me to my first club in L.A., and I was totally overwhelmed, drinking my sparkling water. It was cute.”
On her famous crying face: “I’m very vain about my performance. I want to give as honest a performance as I can. But I’m not so worried about being regarded as beautiful when Im playing a character. I have plenty of vanity in my life. I want to look pretty in the world. But I can be this bottomless pit. I know some of the most beautiful women on the planet-unequivocally, objectively friggin gorgeous – and they are rife with insecurity and self doubt, and you just think, ‘Well how can that?’ Im attractive enough. I can do the work I want to do. I’ve found a wonderful man who wants to make out with me. I’m good.”
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