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Brenda Song Says She Wasn't 'Asian Enough' to Audition For 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Brenda Song looks stunning in a shot from her new feature in Teen Vogue.

Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On not being able to audition for Crazy Rich Asians: “A lot of people don’t know this, but I never got to read for Crazy Rich Asians, ever…Their reasoning behind that, what they said was that my image was basically not Asian enough, in not so many words. It broke my heart. I said, ‘This character is in her late to mid-20s, an Asian American, and I can’t even audition for it? I’ve auditioned for Caucasian roles my entire career, but this specific role, you’re not going to let me do it? You’re going to fault me for having worked my whole life?’ I was like, ‘Where do I fit?’”

On the iconic PRNDL scene from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: “Phill [Lewis] made me laugh so hard. We didn’t get very many takes because the ‘AM/FM’ [line] broke me so many times. We shot that scene so quickly, we never even thought twice about it. I have so many people that are like, ‘That’s how I remember. When I learned how to drive I just remember the PRNDL.’ I’m so glad that we could get some useful information out there.”

On maintaining friendships with co-stars from her teen years: “As we all grow older and spin into adult careers, seeing each other is amazing because we’ve all been through this crazy thing together that not very many people understand. I wouldn’t stay friends with them just because we worked together. These people are great, and it makes me really happy to see them all so successful. It’s not easy to make that transition.”

For more from Brenda, visit TeenVogue.com.

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BTS Dish On The Music Genres They'd Love To Tackle with 'Paper' Magazine

BTS take over the cover of Paper magazine with the super bright and happy Lisa Frank brand.

In the issue, the guys – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – opened up about the music genres they are hoping to tackle in their future.

“I want to try something in the genre of rock. I think it will come out great because our members are pretty charismatic,” Jin shared in the glossy.

J-Hope added, “Now it feels like BTS is just BTS. Whichever [style of] music or performance, it comes out in BTS style.:

Jungkook is looking to do all the genres: “It’s different from time to time. I just hope I can widen my vocal spectrum regardless of what that might be.”

Check out more of BTS‘ interview at Papermagazine.com!

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Michael B. Jordan Reveals How He Measures His Success

Michael B. Jordan gets his close up on the cover of Esquire magazine’s Winter 2019 cover issue.

Here’s what the 32-year-old actor had to share with the mag…

On what he learned from his parents: “My artistic side, my emotional side, my intuition, being an empath—I get that from her [his mother]. My discipline, my work ethic—I get that from my dad. So between the two of them, I got the right ingredients.”

On whether he’s ready to direct a film: “I’ve been learning since I was like twelve years old, being on set. Seeing what everybody does, all the departments. From the wardrobe stuff to the sound. I’ve always cared about what everybody needed. It’s kinda like a perfect perspective to have to be able to help run a set. I just love to collaborate. And empower people to do what they do best.”

On his metric of success: “I’ve always wanted respect from my peers. To be somebody that will be respected forever, who has an amazing body of work, who affected these kids and these people. That’s my greatness. It’s my scope and my reach. My greatness I want measured by the people that I put on. Like, actor X ten years from now, he has a career that has far exceeds mine. And ask him, ‘Who looked out?’ And he’ll say me.”

For more from Michael, visit Esquire.com.

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Kristen Bell Reveals Why She Told Her Six-Year-Old Daughter the Truth About Santa

Kristen Bell is on the cover of Women’s Day magazine’s December/January issue!

Here’s what the Frozen 2 star had to share with the mag…

On why she decided to tell her daughter Lincoln, 6, the truth about Santa: “I pictured her in a more adult situation where she had a sinking feeling in her gut and wanted to ask the question. Was I going to pat her on the head and go ‘Stop thinking about that, I already told you, it’s fine, believe me? Or would I want to produce the kind of person who goes ‘I’m sorry, I really do need more information on this?’”

On Christmas traditions: “Dax introduced the idea of opening gifts on Christmas morning from youngest to oldest, which I really like. I’m able to talk my daughters through who gave them each gift. I try to reiterate that these presents don’t just fall from the sky; they came from a thoughtful individual whom we need to thank. Another habit I want to pass down to them is to not get stressed out about the holidays. It’s tempting to think that everything has to be perfect. But if we decide at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve to order takeout instead of cook, I will have a smile on my face.”

For more from Kristen, visit WomensDay.com.

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Henry Cavill Reveals If He's Done Playing Superman

Henry Cavill is looking so good on the cover of Men’s Health magazine’s December 2019 issue, on newsstands November 26.

Here’s what the 36-year-old The Witcher star had to share with the mag..

On reprising his three-time role as Superman: “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”

On speculation that his time in the cape is finished: “I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn’t to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

On his most infamous tryout, auditioning for the role of James Bond in the mid-‘00s: “I probably could have prepared better. I remember the director, Martin Campbell, saying, ‘Looking a little chubby there, Henry.’ I didn’t know how to train or diet. And I’m glad Martin said something, because I respond well to truth. It helps me get better.”

On missing out in leading roles in Tristan + Isolde and Twilight: “I wasn’t ecstatic about not getting these things, but I was so used to disappointment from the acting business, and also from boarding school. ‘No, you’re not good enough’ – that wasn’t anything new to me.”

For more from Henry, visit MensHealth.com.

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Josh O'Connor Opens Up About Dealing With Mental Health in the Entertainment Industry

Josh O’Connor suits up for the cover of GQ Hype‘s latest issue, available online now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old The Crown actor had to share with the mag:

On preparing for the role of Prince Charles: “[I] ate boiled eggs for months. I am eating quite a lot of them, because that’s what Charles does. He eats a lot of boiled eggs…Charles holds the [horse] reins in a different way. Most people have four reins here, then thumb on top. He puts the reins in between each finger. So I learnt that as well. I love that.”

On mental health: “I work in an industry in which we’re all quite vulnerable, I think, to mental health. I was tearing my hair out. I didn’t know what to do and it probably wasn’t great for my mental health. It made me a bit insecure…One morning I just got in my car and drove [to Hampshire coast]. I got to the beach, ran into the sea – it was freezing cold – and just lay there. When I got out, I felt like a new man. It was like a weird baptism.”

For more from Josh O’Connor, visit gq-magazine.co.uk.

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