Vogue Features 14 Superstars From 14 Countries : The Global Actors Who Know No Limits
The April issue of Vogue features 14 superstars from 14 countries who “transcend borders” and “know no limits.” Some of the women highlighted include Adesua Etomi-Wellington of Nigeria, Deepika Padukone of India and South Korea’s Bae Doona.
At a moment when geopolitical pressures feel more terrestrial than ever, Vogue meets the transcendent actresses who know no limits.
The theme of the April 2019 issue of Vogue US is Global Talent. The aim is to celebrate female talent from 14 countries around the world. Scarlett shared her cover with South Korean actress Doona Bae and Indian actress Deepika Padukone. Featured on the second cover are French actress Lea Seydoux, Chinese social star Angelababy, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, and Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington
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The April edition of American Vogue will celebrate female talent across the globe with several different women from 14 different countries. The first shoot for this story takes place in London, and a second shoot will take place a few weeks later in New York. Two countries that are breeding nationalism, through Brexit and an actual wall in the United States.
But the meeting of these actresses over the course of a long, convivial weekend, feels like a sign of a different kind of political and cultural movement. The women who have been assembled live in places like Berlin, Seoul and Shanghai and the objective here is to create a new centre and a new bond.
Meet 14 Global Superstars Who Know No Limits
1. Deepika Padukone, India
India’s highest-paid actress: Padukone’s latest film made $50 million domestically and $80 million worldwide. Here she wears a Dries Van Noten flopsy-bow top and 3.1 Phillip Lim pants.
2. Golshifteh Farahani, Iran
Trailblazing and unrelenting, the Ibiza- and Portugal-based Farahani flouts the strict rules of her native Iran. “I’m out there . . . provoking the youth,” she says. Farahani wears an Erdem dress in Duchess Blue.
3. Alba Rohrwacher, Italy
Rohrwacher’s dream role? “A male part,” she says. “Like Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There or Tilda Swinton in Orlando.” Here Rohrwacher wears a draped-sleeve frock from Michael Kors Collection and Miu Miu platform sandals.
4. Scarlett Johansson, U.S.A.
“It feels like we’re all kind of catching up,” says Johansson of producing and acting in the post–#MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite era. She wears a silver-flecked, pieced-together top and pants by Alexander McQueen.
5. Eiza González, Mexico
Resisting tired tropes of Mexican characters in American cinema, González endeavors to be “a Latin woman representing Latin women.” Here she wears a Marine Serre dress with Baroque sensibilities.
6. Léa Seydoux, France
Don’t put Seydoux in a box. “I’d like to have no nationality and no gender,” the actress says. Seydoux wears a trim, double-breasted crimson satin coat by Prada.
7. Hera Hilmar, Iceland
“It matters to me still: making movies for your people with your stories, in your own language,” says Hilmar, who wears Gucci’s puffy-sleeved blouse and pink high-sheen silk Mikado skirt.
8. Doona Bae, South Korea
Bae says she’s “not like K-pop stars—they have no privacy. I’m an actor.” She blooms in shoes and a two-tone ensemble by Marc Jacobs.
9. Angelababy, China
The Hong Kong–based model, actress, and singer has 6.9 million followers on Instagram and 98 million on the Chinese social app Weibo. She wears an ice-blue, creased-on-purpose shift dress by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.
10. Elizabeth Debicki, Australia
“A space has opened up, and people are saying what they want,” says Debicki of the newly forthright attitude within the entertainment industry. The actress pairs a floaty Carolina Herrera top with a dreamy Marc Jacobs neckpiece.
11. Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Nigeria
“I feel like she’s my baby, and it’s my responsibility, along with a lot of other performers, to grow her,” says Etomi-Wellington, of Nollywood, Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry. She wears a flowing opera coat and floral dress by Richard Quinn.
12. Vanessa Kirby, U.K.
When young girls see Kirby’s performance in the soon-to-be-released Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, she hopes they’ll walk out thinking, “Oh, I’m as capable as my brother.” The actress wears a lipstick-red Miu Miu top and skirt with a crystal-embellished belt.
13. Liv Lisa Fries, Germany
When she’s not filming, Fries likes to leave Berlin. “Traveling is one of the most important things for me,” she says—“to leave the bubble you’re in.” Fries wears a gigot-sleeved dress by Valentino.
14. Bruna Marquezine, Brazil
Marquezine navigated the perilous journey from child star to telenovela supernova. “I had a nice childhood. I don’t feel like I lost anything,” she says. Here she pulls off an edgy Balenciaga blouse, wrap skirt, and buckled pumps.