Here’s what the 31-year-old Into the Woods actress shared with the mag:
On being the creative director for the shoot: “It was hugely appealing to me to have that much input. Usually, as an actress, you show up and they say, ‘This is what the look is, and this is the character that we want you to be.’ And that’s always fun, but the fact that I got to have a say in the story was really exciting.”
On deciding to channel the fairy tale characters: “These weren’t portraits of one-dimensional fairytale characters. They are modern women who are powerful and complicated.”
On her inspiration for the shoot: “The message [of the film, Into the Woods] is very much be careful of what you wish for, and it also begs the question, what happens after happily ever after? I just wanted to play with those ideas a bit more.”
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