Bustle Originals

Rachel Bloom Is Trying To Make You Uncomfortable

Rachel Bloom won’t sit down. We’re in a sunlit conference room at Bustle HQ, where she’s just finished posing in a giant, aluminum-lined red room while Roy Orbison classics wafted about the set. The p...
By Kelsea Stahler

Ilana Glazer Is Not Your Best Friend

You probably think you know Ilana Glazer. She has that effect on people. So if you’ve thought of her as your best friend in your head, join the club. Having shared her real-life friendship with Broad ...
By Kelsea Stahler

Jackie Cruz Isn't Giving In To Complacency

"The world is very scary right now," Jackie Cruz says sitting across from me at Milk Studios in New York City. The actor has just finished the photoshoot you see here, which means it was a morning of ...
By Lia Beck

'iCarly' Was Never The Whole Story For Miranda Cosgrove

Unlike other pint-sized actors who may have begged their parents to take them to acting classes or auditions, Miranda Cosgrove didn't initially pursue a career on the screen. In fact, according to the...
By Anna Klassen

Rachel Bloom Is Trying To Make You Uncomfortable

Rachel Bloom won’t sit down. We’re in a sunlit conference room at Bustle HQ, where she’s just finished posing in a giant, aluminum-lined red room while Roy Orbison classics wafted about the set. The p...
By Kelsea Stahler

Janet Mock Is Writing Herself Into Existence

The title of Janet Mock's new memoir comes from feminist writer Audre Lorde: "And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And th...
By Cristina Arreola

Britt Robertson Welcomes Your 'Girlboss' Hatred

Sophia Marlowe, the protagonist of the Netflix series Girlboss, is so unlikable. Based on the life of Sophia Amoruso, the founder of online retail site Nasty Gal, Girlboss is a dramatized version of t...
By Martha Sorren

The Plus Size Models At This Photoshoot Demand To Be Visible

When plus size model and Sports Illustrated rookie Hunter McGrady arrived at Milk Studios for a Bustle shoot with fellow Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley on May 10, she came pre-hair, makeup, and...
By Amanda Richards

Kristen Bell Really Doesn't Care What You Think Of Her

Here's a shocker: Kristen Bell is nice. Really nice. She's the kind of person who squeals with joy when her favorite green tea is brought into the room, and who uses the word "sassafras" in conversati...
By Rachel Simon

Ilana Glazer Is Not Your Best Friend

You probably think you know Ilana Glazer. She has that effect on people. So if you’ve thought of her as your best friend in your head, join the club. Having shared her real-life friendship with Broad ...
By Kelsea Stahler

Jackie Cruz Isn't Giving In To Complacency

"The world is very scary right now," Jackie Cruz says sitting across from me at Milk Studios in New York City. The actor has just finished the photoshoot you see here, which means it was a morning of ...
By Lia Beck

The Lucy Hale You Think You Know Is Gone

On June 14, Lucy Hale will turn 28. Less than a week after that, on June 20, her TV show, Pretty Little Liars, will air its series finale. For the actor, these events are irrevocably intertwined. She'...
By Rachel Simon

Actor Stefania LaVie Owen Is Fearless

As an actor, if your first boss is Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, you're starting off on a pretty great foot. And if your first boss is Peter Jackson when you're only 10 years old, you're not o...
By Kelsea Stahler

Danielle Brooks Won't Let Hollywood Make The Rules

Danielle Brooks has lost her phone. It's 11 a.m. on a Thursday in late June, and I am sitting with the Orange is the New Black star at Gallow Green, the rustic, ivy-laden retreat atop the roof of New ...
By Rachel Simon

Mara Wilson Is Done Backing Away From 'Matilda'

When the movie Matilda came out in 1996, it wasn't an instant success, at least by box office standards; its original profit barely made up for its budget, and it took a widespread VHS release for it ...
By Rachel Simon

How '10 Things' Made Julia Stiles An Icon

It's hard to remember now, in the age of Mileys and Jenners and Taylor Swifts, but there was a time, not too long ago, when seeing a young woman's rebellion from the status quo on-screen wasn't so com...
By Rachel Simon

How Gillian Jacobs Stopped Feeling Like A Fraud

It's 2 p.m. in New York, and Gillian Jacobs and I are sitting at a table in the cafeteria of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the second stop of our "first date" tour of the city. We've already gone...
By Rachel Simon

For Amber Tamblyn, Being A Woman Is An Act Of Resistance

To say that Amber Tamblyn has been feeling political lately is an understatement. Currently, the actor's social media feeds are filled with statistics about health care and reproductive rights; in Jan...
By Rachel Simon

Hannah Simone Proves That There’s No Need To Fear Change

Though you may know her from New Girl, there's much more to Hannah Simone than Cece Parekh. After spending her childhood in many countries, she's spent her adult life exploring different careers from ...
By Samantha Rullo

Carole Radziwill Talks Bringing The Election To 'RHONY'

"At the end it was just me sitting there staring at the television thinking, 'Holy sh*t. What just happened?'" Real Housewives of New York City star Carole Radziwill says of the election night party s...
By Lia Beck

How Scarlett Johansson Dealt With 'Ghost In The Shell's Controversy

It's a little past 5 p.m. on a recent Saturday in New York, and Scarlett Johansson is talking about jumpsuits. Our photographer, she's happily noticed, is wearing the same one she owns from Reformatio...
By Rachel Simon

'Underground's Cast Says Anyone Can Be A Soldier

A woman's hands being lashed until they bleed to save her young brother from the same fate. A man preparing to have his feet cut so badly, he will never walk the same way again. A mother throwing hers...
By Samantha Rullo

Imogen Poots Is All About Getting Sh*t Done

There's having a banner year for your career, and then there's Imogen Poots' 2016. Over the course of the last 12 months, the actor has appeared in three acclaimed movies, each as different from each ...
By Rachel Simon