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Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams Talks Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford's On-Set Romance

Billy Dee Williams keeps it suave in his new shoot for Esquire‘s Winter issue, on newsstands December 3.

Here’s what the 82-year-old Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor had to share with the mag:

On the one simple step to being cool: “Be yourself. I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously…And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine. I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.”

On his portrayal of Lando Calrissian: “What I presented on that screen people didn’t expect to see. And I deliberately presented something that nobody had experienced before: a romantic brown-skinned boy.”

On Carrie Fisher’s and Harrison Ford’s romance (which was described in Carrie’s memoir): “As far as I’m concerned, I mean, I don’t care what people are—if they’re f–king each other and they’re sucking each other, whatever they’re doing, that’s fine with me. I don’t care.”

On what Lando has been doing between Return of the Jedi and the events of the new trilogy: “I always imagined Lando being like Steve Wynn, running Las Vegas. Because he’s a gambler. But he was a bit of a showman, a bit of an entrepreneur. That’s how I see Lando. I never necessarily saw him as a general running around shooting things.”

For more from Billy Dee Williams, visit Esquire.com.

READ MORE: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Final Trailer Debuts Online – Watch Now!

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Charlie Weber Shares His Thoughts on the Future of His 'HTGAWM' Character

Charlie Weber looks handsome on the cover of A Book Of magazine, available now.

Here’s what the 40-year-old How to Get Away with Murder actor had to share with the mag:

On his HTGAWM character Frank: “I’ve never played someone this long. I’ve never played someone for more than a year and I’ve been playing Frank coming up on six years and to spend that much time with one character and to develop him over all that time is such a gift; he’s a huge part of my life and I know it sounds strange but he’s closer to me than a lot of people that are in my life because I talk to him all the time. He’s always with me.”

On his future on the show: “I don’t know how things are going to work out but honestly I think death would suit Frank.”

For more from Charlie, visit abookof.us.

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Tyler the Creator Opens Up About Being Turned Down By Justin Bieber

Tyler the Creator looks sharp on the cover of GQ‘s Men of the Year issue, available now.

Here’s what the 28-year-old musician had to share with the mag:

On his recent album IGOR: “The IGOR s**t plays a thin line between goofy and funny and art. I always have to be careful so it doesn’t f**k everyone’s perception up. It’s art, and an idea.”

On meeting his manager early in his career: “I was just such an erratic, wild personality. But I had these ideas I was serious on/ When you meet someone who’s like, ‘PEE ON ME!! RAH RAH RAH! I’M CRAZY!’ all the time…But then, I have this actual, serious idea. Some people would write you off, but they didn’t. When you finally find someone to listen to you after years of not being taken seriously, you hold that s**t to your heart.”

On writing originally writing “Earfquake” for Justin Bieber: “I wanted him to have it, and it didn’t work out. And then I asked him to do background vocals, but nothing.”

For more from Tyler the Creator, visit GQ.com.

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James Charles Looks Back on His YouTube Drama That Happened This Year

James Charles is reflecting on his YouTube drama earlier this year in an interview with Paper magazine, months after he was “cancelled” himself.

Here’s what the 20-year-old beauty influencer shared about the drama with Tati Westbrook, being “cancelled” by his fans, and looking ahead to what’s next.

On the harm that Tati’s accusations (about James “seducing a straight man”) does to the LGBTQ+ community: “What that statement implies is that gay men are all predatory, which is disgusting, not true and very dangerous to put out there. The whole situation was scary for the LGBTQ+ community and paints a really bad picture of gay men.”

On the real story behind the hook-up that Tati referred to: “The reality is that the ‘hook-up’ that was being discussed was completely consensual. It was with a boy who told me that he was bisexual and later on told the world he was bisexual. Therefore there’s nothing wrong with that.”

On the lingering effects of that episode six months later, including its impact on his mental health: “I’m not mentally in a place where I want to be. What’s even harder to swallow is that it’s been six months since all the drama happened. I thought by this time I’d be completely good — back to normal, if you will — and that’s not the case.”

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Saoirse Ronan Flat Out Told Greta Gerwig She Would Be Playing Jo in 'Little Women'

Saoirse Ronan is sharing the unconventional way she put herself in line for the role of Jo in Little Women.

In her cover story with Variety, the 25-year-old star revealed that she just “tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women and that I needed to be Jo.”

“Saoirse told me she was playing Jo [...] I felt the same way when I went to talk to Amy Pascal and Sony about how I had to make this film,” Greta added. “It was before I directed Lady Bird. I was not at the top of anyone’s list, but I was so sure that I had to do it.”

She continued, “I am not taken to showing up in offices and telling people they have to hire me. It’s not something I do, and it’s not something Saoirse has ever done. I’m so lucky that she basically told me she was going to play this part.”

Little Women opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.

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'Motivation' Singer Normani Opens Up About Making Her Music Black

Normani takes over the December/January cover of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands on December 3rd.

Here’s what the 23-year-old “Motivation” singer had to say:

On realizing she was enough: “I’m not sure what that turning point was, but I was like, Normani is enough. You can be onstage and perform and you can be enough.”

On her hit music video: “I told the director, ‘I want this to be as black as possible.’ I was like, let’s show black culture. Why does pop music have to be so white? Why don’t we make it a little bit more me?”

On making mistakes: “There are a lot of moments where I feel like I have no room to make mistakes. I could fall down a million times, but that is not enough for me, ever. I’m gonna get back up.”

On her art: “Those women before me, I wanna finish what they started…I’m gonna make whatever I do black. You’ll know that I’m a black girl, even if it’s on the quote unquote whitest record ever.”

Read more of Normani‘s interview on Cosmopolitan.com!

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