Bustle Originals

If You Thought You'd Never Be A Whovian, Jodie Whittaker Might Just Change Your Mind

Let's get one thing out of the way: Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role of the Doctor in the British television staple Doctor Who, a pivot in the historically male casting that's 55 years in the making. But we don't talk about…
By Sage Young

Cynthia Erivo Is Living Proof There’s No One Definition Of A “Strong Female Lead”

Here is what we are told about strong women: They are only strong because something has caused them to be. And that something is, almost always, a man. As we have seen time and time again, in movies and on TV and in real life, men frequently bring…
By Rachel Simon

Watch Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Talk About How Hard It Was To Let Go Of 'A Star Is Born'

A steep rise to fame and subsequent exposure to its perils comprise a tale as old time, but writer/director Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born makes that journey feel fresh. Sure, this film is the fourth telling of a similar tale (marathon the 1937,…
By Sage Young

Why 'The Handmaid's Tale' Star Ann Dowd Doesn't Think Aunt Lydia Is Cruel

It is a little jarring to shake Ann Dowd's hand when we meet at Bustle's offices in early September. After affectionately teasing her son, who has accompanied her here just after his first day of high school, she calls me "sweetie" and compliments…
By Karen Fratti

Let Me Paint You A Picture Of My 25 Minutes With Noah Centineo

The first thing Noah Centineo does is take off his shirt. When he visits the Bustle greenroom in September, it's quite warm — though we've set up a small fan to face us — so Centineo is changing out of his jacket and back into his street clothes.…
By Allison Piwowarski

Why It Was Easier For Ruth Wilson To Play A Psychopath Than Her Own Grandmother

British actor Ruth Wilson got her big break portraying the eponymous and introverted governess in a 2006 Jane Eyre miniseries, and over a decade later, she still seeks out inscrutable — and even frustrating — women to play. From Alison in The…
By Sage Young

Lauren Cohan On Life After 'The Walking Dead' — And Why We Could Still See Maggie Again

As Maggie on The Walking Dead, Lauren Cohan kicks some serious butt. And just like her character, Cohan has come a long way since those days on the Greene family farm. She currently stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in the action-packed film Mile 22 as…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Lana Condor Is Ready For 'To All The Boys' To Change Her Life

To All The Boys I've Loved Before is a dream — and not just for all the Netflix subscribers who fell in love with the new teen rom-com. "Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be able to get this opportunity," To All the Boys star Lana…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Janelle Monáe Is Creating A Space For All Young Women To Break The Rules

Janelle Monáe is utterly composed as she tromps through the mud in many lengths of banana-hued silk organza and a pair of rain boots from Lowe’s. Handlers and helpers hold her hem high, their umbrellas lofted to protect the Mongolian lamb fluff on…
By Jessica Hopper

How To Wear This Fall's Most Rule-Breaking Denim Looks

There are few outfit staples that have gone through as much creative rebirth as the classic blue jean. The idea of a "denim trend" has gone from being a singular style that practically everyone wears (bell bottoms in the '70s; high-waisted,…
By Kara McGrath

The Women Of Arrowverse Get Honest About Pushing For Inclusion In The Industry — And In The Fandom

It doesn't take superpowers to change the world for the better. Sure, it doesn't hurt to have super speed or assassin-level fighting skills or a sonic scream or a magical amulet to help kick some ass, but that only happens on TV. When it comes to…
By Sydney Bucksbaum

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