Actress and proud Canuck Elisha Cuthbert stuns on the April 2015 cover of FASHION magazine, on newsstands and iPad March 23. The Hollywood veteran spoke with FASHION about why she supports Canadian fashion, her exciting new role in the Ellen DeGeneres-produced comedy One Big Happy and meeting one of her idols, Joni Mitchell.
On staying fashionable in Toronto’s cold weather:
“It’s a no-brainer. If you want to keep warm and look good, just wear something made by a Canadian.”
On playing Lizzy, based on lesbian comedy writer Liz Feldman in One Big Happy:
“I felt I had to do this. Just look at what Ellen went through 18 years ago when she came out on her TV series. Could you imagine how hard that was for her and how groundbreaking that was? To think that nothing has come of it since then until us is insane.”
On witnessing firsthand Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s relationship from their collaboration on One Big Happy:
“They are a couple that all married people can look up to. They’re very supportive of one another and they have each other’s backs. When Ellen was busy doing her talk show and couldn’t be with us, de Rossi stepped in. One could easily not care about the other’s endeavours, but Portia really did. That was so sweet.”
On harsh reactions on social media:
“The things that generate controversy are most interesting to everybody. It’s almost like that’s a way to figure out whether or not you’re culturally interesting.”
On meeting Joni Mitchell:
“When I met Joni Mitchell, I was dumbfounded…I cannot wait to get to a point when I’m [Mitchell’s] age. She has no filter, she’s clever and she’s a genius. She has also reverted to not giving a damn about stupid things. I’m excited for that time.”
On Cuthbert: Top, $425, Carven at The Room. Skirt, $3240, Fausto Puglisi at Holt Renfrew. Earrings, $165, Dean Davidson. Bracelet, $950 Céline at 119 Corbo. Ring, $40, Jenny Bird.
Cover Credits: Photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by George Antonopoulos, Elisha Cuthbert wears a jacket, $2,160, Stella McCartney, top, $245, Alexander Wang, pants, $1,095, Lanvin and cuff, $520, Céline all at Holt Renfrew. Ear cuff, $10, H&M. Necklace, $195, Dean Davidson. Hair, Justin German for P1M.ca/Pantene. Makeup, Simone Otis for P1M.ca. Manicure, Leeanne Colley for P1M.ca/Tips Nail Bar.