ELLE‘s 6th annual Women in TV issue shines a light on the must-see women on TV right now, and there’s no doubt that Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Golden Globe Winner Taraji P. Henson are the women to watch in 2016. These five women receive their own covers, and inside their issues they open up about the struggles they face and what they’re thankful for in their careers. Keep scrolling to check out how these stars covered Elle below:

Priyanka Chopra in a white Valentino dress.

Priyanka Chopra in a white Valentino dress.

“Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?”

Taraji P. Henson wearing a red Jacket by Marc Jacobs. T-shirt by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Necklace by Bulgari.

Taraji P. Henson wearing a red Jacket by Marc Jacobs. T-shirt by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Necklace by Bulgari.

“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a navy dress by Stella McCartney and Nikos Koulis earrings.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a navy dress by Stella McCartney and Nikos Koulis earrings.

“Go to the movies—how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? How many good, meaty roles are there for women within those scripts? Not tons of them. Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women. And I am thrilled to be playing one of them.”

Olivia Wilde wearing a coat and skirt by Burberry, bra by Eres, earring and chain by Tiffany & Co. ring (worn on chain) by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Olivia Wilde wearing a coat and skirt by Burberry, bra by Eres, earring and chain by Tiffany & Co. ring (worn on chain) by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

“One day all these people were bowing down to me and throwing free clothes at me and telling me I was the best thing since sliced bread, and the next day…all of that disappeared. That was great for an 18-year-old to learn, and I will never again take the BS seriously.

Viola Davis wearing a brown suede coat by Loewe, earrings and necklace by David Webb.

Viola Davis wearing a brown suede coat by Loewe, earrings and necklace by David Webb.

“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women.” By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”

Elle’s February ‘Women in TV issue hit newsstands nationwide January 19th! Tell us what you think in the comments below! 

 

Source: Elle

 

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