Natasha Lyonne had the cover number one out of five diverse“Women’s Power” issues, currently on the table.
In the cover story, the 43-year-old actress shared what she’s been doing after recently quitting smoking, opening up about how her 40s are the best time of her life so far and revealing just how much work she puts into her craft.
The Poker Face star — whose series just released its first season finale and has been renewed for a second season — said the reason she finally kicked her smoking habits is mainly because her life is going so well.
“Being in your forties is much better than being in your twenties and thirties,” the director said in a candid interview.
“It’s a lot cooler,” added the Russian doll vet. “It’s much more attractive.”
Sultry: Natasha Lyonne, 43, rocked one of five issues of Variety’s Power of Women out now and looked glamorous on the cover of the magazine
True to her word, Leon looked glamorous and sloppy on the cover of the magazine.
She added a twist to the classic business look with a blue button-up blouse paired with a drawstring belt over Gucci mini shorts. Her neckline has been opened and adorned with an untied black satin bow.
Instead of the standard fiery red curls, the Orange Is The New Black alum sports a straight hairdo with blunt fringes framing her face.
In the cover photo, she stands with her hands on her waist and looks into the camera, all while holding a dandelion in her mouth.
“My romantic life is happening more,” Lyonne said, opening up candidly about her love life and talking about how her 40s compare to previous decades. At that time, I was waiting to be selected.
Once you’re in your 40s, you’ll say, “Who am I attracted to?” We will all die, right? So I better get my live fast.
Because of that, in addition to her burgeoning acting career, Leon also revealed that she began the difficult journey of giving up her smoking habits.
“I’ve been putting it off for a long time,” she said. “ I’m a natural for self-destructive crutches. I love vice.
Candid Interview: In the cover story, the actress reveals that she just quit smoking, opening up about how her 40s are the best time of her life so far, and how much work she puts into her craft; Seen in February in New York City
“It could be a symptom of being in a decent place,” she continued, explaining why she’s finally quitting now.
“In a way, I want to meet that artistically and emotionally,” added the New York native. I want to return the favor and say, “Okay, maybe I’ll share life for a little bit longer.”
Although she’s been in show business since she was a child—something she and her parents don’t get along with—her acting career has only really taken off rapidly in recent years.
“People are suddenly accepting of my eccentricity and idiosyncrasy,” she said of her funky charm, including her voluminous ginger locks and thick New York accent.
She continued, “It’s really curious that when I hit 40, people were saying, ‘We’re down for this.'”
Leon also revealed that many people don’t expect her to be as meticulous, hardworking, and serious with her art as she is in reality. “Because I have big, curly hair and a New York accent, you wouldn’t think my OCD is as strong as it is,” she explained. “But I’m obsessed with accuracy.”
She mentioned how her real persona differs from the one she plays on screen: “I don’t really enjoy anything that’s really messy or confusing or muddy.” “I like subtle, almost sporty things.”
As for the next step, she then explained, “I’m taking this time to stick around very quietly. I’m dying to put out a feature, so I’ve been taking a lot of time to read books and figure out what’s worth an adaptation.”
Her hit series: The Poker Face star — whose series just released the finale and has been renewed for a second season — said the reason she finally kicked her smoking habits is mainly because her life is going so well.
Playing a Character: Leon also revealed that many people don’t expect her to be as meticulous and hardworking for her art as she is in reality. “Because I have big, curly hair and a New York accent, you wouldn’t think my OCD is as strong as it is,” she explained. “But I’m obsessed with accuracy.”
“I don’t know what smoking will look like once I get back to interacting with all the elements,” she admitted, also adding that if she ever fell victim to the habit again, she would be gentle and forgiving with that. itself.
The five “Power of Women” versions were published by Variety and released on March 29.
Besides Leon, the cover stars include: author and literary icon Judy Blume; Academy Award-nominated actress and Your Honor star Rosie Perez; seven-time Emmy Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Kelly Ripa; and actress and singer Michaela J. Rodriguez, the first transgender person to win a Golden Globe and be nominated for an Emmy Award in a major category.
On April 4, the winners will be celebrated at Variety’s 2023 Power of Women event in New York City.