Bustle Originals

How My First Feature Film Taught Me I Don't Have To Know It All

This year, Bustle is celebrating Rule Breakers — the women and non-binary individuals among us who dare to be themselves no matter what. In the lead-up to our list of Bustle's Rule Breakers of 2018 going live in late August, we are featuring stories…
By Quinn Shephard

Janel Parrish Has Found An On-Screen Family That Looks Like Her Own With 'To All The Boys'

Janel Parrish has just gotten off the plane from Toronto, where she wrapped up performing her dream role: Sandy in a production of Grease. "Growing up, because I didn’t look like Olivia Newton-John, which is the Sandy you expect, I always wanted to…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Rachel Bloom Is Living Proof That Fangirling Is A Subversive Act

If being a fan means passionately obsessing over something, devoting one's life to that thing, and making friends and family suffer through niche references thrown into casual conversation as if everyone should just know that Nicholas Flamel is the…
By Kelsea Stahler

'Very Cavallari' Star Kristin Cavallari Plays MASH & Creates Her Alternate Reality

Anyone who grew up in the early aughts essentially grew up on a healthy diet of MTV reality television, which is why talking to Kristin Cavallari at Bustle in early July felt like hanging out with a long lost friend. There's a lot to catch up on.…
By Karen Fratti

Huda Kattan Almost Never Started A Makeup Line At All

Huda Kattan's Instagram account boasts 25.7 million followers and over 13,000+ posts. All of the photos and videos on @HudaBeauty highlight beauty — everything from hair to makeup to skin care. And although Kattan's makeup line shares the same name…
By Olivia Muenter

Sophia Bush Is The Internet’s Dream Best Friend — But She's Still Only Human

You probably feel like you know Sophia Bush. For nine years, she starred as quintessential cool girl, Brooke Davis, on One Tree Hill. She plays a superhero in the recently released Incredibles 2. And, as we all see on Instagram, she’s using social…
By Jamie Primeau

'Dietland' Star Joy Nash Wants You To Know “Interesting Things Happen To Fat People” Too

Joy Nash is heated. We've only been speaking for a few moments when things get real. It's a Spring afternoon at Bustle HQ, and she's just finished throwing women's magazines in the air for our photographer, ripping and crinkling the pages as she…
By Kelsea Stahler

Everything Sarah Paulson Says Is Fascinating — Even When She's Talking About Nasal Spray

Sarah Paulson is killing me. I’ve asked to read the text chain she has going with her Ocean’s 8 co-stars (weeks before it was reportedly deleted), and though she’s given me a firm “nope” because she doesn't "want to get kicked off the chain,” she’s…
By Patti Greco

Natalie Dormer Is Moving On From 'Game Of Thrones' & She's Happier About It Than You Are

Natalie Dormer knows you want to ask her about Game Of Thrones. Sure, she’s working on other projects, and she’s played a part in many a franchise (The Tudors and The Hunger Games among them), but the Game Of Thrones obsessives always want more (and…
By Lindsay Denninger

Celeb Stylist Brad Goreski Is Convinced This Royal Wedding Moment Will Make Everybody Gasp

OK, fine: The glamour and intrigue of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has officially captured my attention, washing over me in waves of centuries-old tiaras and tulle. I wouldn't say I'm emotionally invested in their love story…
By Amanda Richards

'Deadpool 2' Will Make Zazie Beetz Super Famous. Here's Why That Makes Her So Uncomfortable.

When Deadpool 2 and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz travels on her own dime, you won't find her in first class. She wants you to know the truth about her airline status, because she's noticed that — among other false assumptions — people tend to presume…
By Sage Young

This Is What Lifetime’s Faux Harry & Meghan REALLY Think About The Royal Couple

Despite the fact that they’re playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on TV, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser don't actually look like them — at least not in real life. There are some similarities: In person, the stars of Lifetime's Harry and…
By Lia Beck

These Are The Best Swimsuits For Small Boobs — And No, They're Not All Push Up

For many women, the search for a swimsuits for small busts can feel like it's about one thing and one thing only: Making that small bust look bigger. In the past, brands marketed swimsuits as "creating the illusion" of a large bust, or "accentuating…
By Amanda Richards

The Best Swimsuits For Big Boobs Don't Always Have Uncomfortable Underwires

Finding the perfect swimsuit is always a challenge, but shopping for swimsuits for large busts is a process — one with its own highly specific (and often frustrating) set of criteria. Sometimes, the styles you love don't offer much support — and if…
By Amanda Richards

The Best Swimsuits For Plus Sizes, Because We've Got More Options Than Ever

If you've ever had a difficult time shopping for a plus size swimsuit, you're certainly not alone. It's a soul-sucking voyage that I am intimately familiar with. I've been plus size my entire life, all the way back to childhood. Shopping for a…
By Amanda Richards

6 Ways To Wear Scrunchies That Feel Fresher Than Ever

Now that the return of the scrunchie is here, it seems to have been fairly inevitable. Scrunchies are cute as heck, sure, but they also offer up hair health benefits that your typical elastic hair tie can't: All that soft and puffy fabric means…
By Kara McGrath

Maude Apatow Is Very Nervous About This Interview

Maude Apatow is nervous. Like really nervous. Like hands shaking, sentence interrupting, "oh my god I'm like, freaking out" nervous. This is surprising, since Apatow is, after all, a Famous Person — not only an actor in movies like the new The House…
By Rachel Simon

Hayley Atwell Knows Classic Female Characters Still Matter — Even When They're Not Written By Women

There's this flawed mental image, Howards End star Hayley Atwell tells me, that people have of women as they existed at the turn of the century — that they were still, proper, stoic. It’s an image that has a tendency to bleed over into how…
By Sage Young

Samira Wiley On Doing Right By Her Character, Her Wife, The Queer Black Community — And Herself

This is how you’re supposed to begin: You’re supposed to say that Samira Wiley is down for whatever. Need her to hang upside down, jump on a box, or lie on the cold concrete floor in sequined Marc Jacobs to get the perfect shot? No problem. The…
By Britni Danielle

'grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa On What 'Open Ethnicity Casting' Really Means For Hollywood

If you’ve read any news about Hollywood lately, you know that the industry is far from perfect: It's long treated straight, white males as the default. But recent calls for more representation — through campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite and beyond —…
By Alexis Reliford