”Too often we look at things through human eyes. But when you look at the world spiritually, it makes far more sense. I don’t think I would be here without it.”
In the issue, the magazine chronicles how the small film from India, helmed by a Brit (Danny Boyle) became an Oscar darling.
“Working on the film has sparked a confidence in me, and a passion for acting,” Patel says. “I feel I can hold my head up high now. I feel like I matured five years in the space of five months. I’m 18 and I was at the Oscars yesterday!”
While Pinto, who can next be seen under the direction of Woody Allen, says of her journey, “Now I think that the fruit of the struggle ends up being the sweetest taste possible. I mean, this is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, bananas–the sweetest fruits in the world put together. It changed my life!”
There’s only a handful of shows that feature remarkably complex women enduring and reaching for the stars in a man’s world. And this year’s breakout show is definitely AMC’s Mad Men.
Entertainment Weekly gives props to the three lead actresses in the 1960s-era, Emmy-winning show: Christina Hendricks who plays sex pot office manager Joan; Elisabeth Moss who plays secretary-turned-copy editor Peggy; and January Jones who plays vengeful housewife Betty Draper.
“I love that I get to represent these powerful, smart women from the ’60s who tried to break through the glass ceiling,” Moss, 26, who is up for a Golden Globe and SAG award, tells EW.
While Jones, 30, who is up for a Golden Globe, said, “The episode where Betty finally kicked Don out of the house, the response I got from friends and family was ridiculous!”
After John McCain compared Barack Obama to Britney & Paris in a recent campaign ad, the presidential candidates sound-off on where they stand on some major pop culture issues in Entertainment Weekly‘s new feature, “The Great Presidential Pop-Culture Debate.”
Readers get a chance to see what entertains both the Democratic and Republican nominees (Did you know? McCain’s a huge ABBA fan? And the last videogame Obama played was “Pong”?). Here are a few choice battles between McCain and Obama:
First Movie Ever Seen
McCain: Bambi (Hmmm…New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd calls Obama “Bambi”!)
Obama: Born Free
American Idol Pick
McCain: Jordin Sparks
Obama: David Archuleta (Daughters Malia & Sasha are big Archie Fans)
Favorite Onscreen Presidents
McCain: Dennis Haysbert in 24
Obama: Jeff Bridges in The Contender ( “He was charming and essentially an honorable person, but there was a rogue in about him.”)
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