“It’s kind of refreshing as a woman not to be playing a character that’s just defined by whom she’s in love with, to be honest. With Margaery, political ambition is motivating her—her relationships with all these different men has an agenda. Game of Thrones is like The Hunger Games in so far as it has beautiful writing of strong, complex, contradictory women—whether you’re talking about Arya Stark or Brienne of Tarth, who are physically empowering themselves; or women like Cersei and Margaery, who are doing the more traditional political court machinations. Margaery represents a very modern sort of PR, winning the hearts and minds. I’ve called her Kate Middleton crossed with your First Lady, Michelle Obama. She is a politically savvy woman who is harnessing romantic notions of royals in the populous’ mind.”
Annie Leibovitz’s 2005 Star Wars Vanity Fair Cover
left: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, master and commander George
Lucas, Natalie Portman, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Anthony Daniels as
C-3P0, Samuel L. Jackson, Jar Jar Binks, Jimmy Smits, Christopher Lee,
Liam Neeson, Pernilla August, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, General
Grievous, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, and Mark Hamill.
Actresses Natalie Krill and Erika Linder from the film ‘Below Her Mouth’ pose for portraits during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at the Intercontinental Hotel on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.