because i kind of love these photoshoots

“The problem is… I’m kind of a boring girl, which I really like - I love to cook, I love to play scrabble, I love to hang out with my friends, I love animals, you know. I keep the drama on the screen and that’s why I can totally give myself over to the characters without overtaxing - because my personal life isn’t exhausting.”

Sometimes when you see how people cultivate their gay fan base and kind of give them extra attention and have to almost massage them, I just think there’s no point in that, because all your fans are the same. Of course, if I’m speaking truthfully, I love having a gay fan base because - quite frankly it makes the shows really fun, really expressive and for some reason our personalities go together very well, but I always find it weird to separate a gay fan base from a straight fan base. We’re all the same at the end of the day.

“I can see why a lot of child actors start out as child actors and then get in their teens and suddenly realise that it’s not for them because you change quite a lot and you understand the real way it works, the business side of it, the kind of darker, not so nice side of it. But for me, I have always loved it and I still love it and none of the other stuff matters to me. So as long as I keep doing what I am doing and keep getting jobs, then I am happy. And it’s how you deal with the fame side of things and I think it’s important that I have great relationships with my family and people who have known me all my life, and actually know me for who I am, and not a media representation of myself or the characters that I play. It’s important to have those people around just because we are all quite grounded, normal people, but I can see how easily you can get carried away when you know that you are put on a pedestal and given loads of free stuff and told that you are this person. I can see how it’s quite easy to get lost in yourself and not know who you are. But I think it’s very important to keep an eye on that and have people around you that can also keep an eye on that and then it’s fine. I just hope I can keep doing what I am doing and enjoy it.

2

“Miles is my favorite person to act across from, because we both approach acting from the same vantage point — which is, we really both love to be on a movie set. A lot of actors go on movie sets and take it incredibly seriously, and don’t talk to anyone, and kind of keep to themselves, or have to keep in character. Which is their process, and there’s no judgment, and that’s great for them. But that’s not how I work. I love the interaction with every single person involved, and so does Miles. So it was fun to have somebody that I could play with.” -Shailene Woodley

2

“I think the tough thing for female artists is that they love to play with visuals and their identity in a way. But they also want to be taken seriously and that’s really hard because our visual sense is so strong that if you see someone who looks like a cartoon then you think of them in a childish, kind of funny way. “

2

I f*cking love pop music. I’m not afraid of pop music. A lot of artists are f*cking scared of pop music and there’s no reason to be because pop music is essentially popular music. I write about sex and sadness that, in a way, is almost tongue-in-cheek, without being blatantly ironic or blatantly sarcastic. I definitely don’t want to have some kind of schtick.

2

“For so long I just sort of thought, ‘You just can’t. I love being an actor, it’s a huge part of my life, so I’m going to keep that private.’ And, ‘Oh, I have to keep it private because my job is about creating an illusion’ and kind of all those bullshit excuses. Because I don’t see heterosexual actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality.” - Ellen Page for The Hollywood Reporter

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Favorite Taylor Swift photo shoot // Straight hair

“My hair is naturally kind of ‘fro-ed’ out, so that’s why I always do it curly, because it’s a little easier! So last night, they straightened my hair, and I’m walking through the halls of this awards show and passing by people I've known for years … And I’m passing by going, ‘Hey!’ And (they’re not responding, so) I’m like in junior high right now! It was weird! [laughs] This is what it used to be like!”

2

“Vanessa caught my eye straight away. She simply outshines all other girls because of her strong personality. I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in two people having chemistry straight away. I don’t know what it was with Vanessa but we kind of clicked from the very beginning. She is not just a lovely girl, she is also a sexy and desirable woman! Vanessa is just a wonderful person. I can laugh and talk with her and, most of all, we have loads of fun!”

“I kind of got into [acting] because I was around it, so I understood it on a cellular level. And on a nurture level? So I was in it because — it’s not a bad thing, it’s a very human thing — but I loved the applause and I loved being told that I was good and that, you know, that validation is incredibly, it’s incredibly appealing. Up until a few years ago, I was close-minded in my conception of what could bring me sustenance. This kind of achievement can be very empty. I think it’s glorified nonetheless, but it can be very empty.”

2

“I’m not a fancy person. I love small spaces. I like tiny cars. I don’t buy things, aside from music and books. I don’t get loads of attention and maybe it’s because I’m kind of boring. I don’t think I’m boring, but I have different interests. I don’t go out much, not because I’m hiding but because I’m not a big drinker. I go out and have a good time, I go to concerts and stuff.”

2

“I’m not a fancy person. I love small spaces. I like tiny cars. I don’t buy things, aside from music and books. I don’t get loads of attention and maybe it’s because I’m kind of boring. I don’t think I’m boring, but I have different interests. I don’t go out much, not because I’m hiding but because I’m not a big drinker. I go out and have a good time, I go to concerts and stuff.”

“It was my first experience with social media and kind of reaching out with fans back and forth like that. And they hated me. Hated me. Because they hated the character, and they hated what the character was doing. So I had to deal with that. I tried to get them past the character - it’s not me! - but they were not listening to me at all, it was so difficult, the fans were insane, and it was a real shock for me. But looking back on it now, I think it was the best first job I could have had, for so many reasons. I’m actually really glad I had that experience before The Flash. I definitely appreciate it when people enjoy my work and say nice things, but I also can read negative things now and not be bothered. Because I love what I’m doing, and I focus on that. And you know, in another way, I think Glee also helped to humble me a little bit. It was just such a grand-scale thing, and there were these actors my age who had become big stars on that show, and suddenly I was working with them. So to be such a small part of something that was such a grand-scale show, it kind of humbled me going forward with everything, I think.”

That song [Favourite Colour], to me, was just my feeling of love, actually. I was very in love when I wrote this song, and I felt myself almost fading into my partner. I felt like we kind of blended into each other — that sounds strange, doesn’t it? — but that’s the best way I can explain it. And I think the production was so key, because it had this sweetness, but it also has, I don’t know, intimacy. I don’t know how they caught that. (x)