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- Posted on November 20, 2017 Between Twin Peaks, Big Little Lies, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, few people are having as big a 2017 as Laura Dern. But despite the veteran actor’s rising stock, both she and her mauve-haired character, Admiral Amilyn Holdo, have been largely under wraps in the Star Wars promotional campaign. A new spread in Entertainment Weekly pulls (...)

- Posted on November 14, 2017 This article originally appears in the November 2017 issue of ELLE. Hollywood’s dearth of “complicated” or “difficult” female characters is one of those truisms so often lamented it’s become a cliché, and yet there are a handful of actresses who make a career of finding, landing, and embodying exactly (...)

- Posted on October 26, 2017 Almost two months after Twin Peaks left us again, we’re still pondering the meaning of the show’s hauntingly surreal final act. And also pondering the meaning of all the haunting, surreal things that happened throughout the rebooted series, an 18-part odyssey which ran throughout the summer on Showtime. The (...)

- Posted on September 5, 2017 “We’re changing the game for actresses over 40,” she said of the Emmy-nominated drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Tipped for an Emmy win for Big Little Lies with her sixth nomination, Laura Dern says the show has been a watershed for women in the industry. “We’re changing the game (...)

- Posted on August 28, 2017 Like many, Laura Dern went to see “Wonder Woman” in theaters this summer and like most, she walked away feeling a deeper sense of poignancy than expected from a traditional summer superhero flick. “I loved seeing it — and I really loved seeing it with my 12-year-old daughter,” Dern (...)

- Posted on August 20, 2017 When Savannah Knoop offered the director Justin Kelly the rights to her 2008 memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, it began a nearly decade-long development process to bring the story to the screen. The film chronicles Knoop’s experience as she became swept up playing the mysterious alter (...)

- Posted on July 23, 2017 “It’s just speculation at the moment,” Laura Dern told the Los Angeles Times last month, describing talk that she has become a prospect for the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when new officers are elected on August 8. But it’s a hot summer afternoon, (...)

- Posted on June 23, 2017 A formidable actress, Laura Dern has been working in Hollywood since age 5. At 13 years old, the daughter of icons Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern became the youngest Miss Golden Globe and soon thereafter earned critical acclaim with her breakout role in Blue Velvet. The 1986 film also (...)

- Posted on June 22, 2017 Many people thought they had “Big Little Lies” pegged after HBO aired the first episode of the limited series in February. Soapy whodunit. Bitchy behavior. Mommy wars. Privileged women. Impossibly gorgeous homes. The series invited those judgments and then proceeded to methodically upend them, delivering a nuanced look at (...)

- Posted on June 20, 2017 Laura Dern has appeared in major blockbuster hits, art house darlings and on TV. But the star who can be currently seen in the new “Twin Peaks” reboot and the forthcoming Star Wars installment “The Last Jedi” says there is still one dream role she has yet to play: (...)

- Posted on June 18, 2017 Laura Dern says narcissism in the acting world “can only last for so long,” and she ​called on the advertising world to change up press events to create a “teachable moment” where actors can discuss causes they are passionate about ​– rather than droning on about themselves. The “Twin (...)

- Posted on June 7, 2017 Laura Dern holds all the secrets to the year’s most anticipated entertainment, but would we rather she tell us what happens or watch a great actress go to work? “Big Little Lies.” “Twin Peaks.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” These three projects don’t make up half of Laura Dern’s (...)

- Posted on June 2, 2017 “I am so lucky that I was raised by actors, because what I got used to in childhood was the ebb and flow of career,” says Laura Dern. The two-time Oscar nominee has spent her entire life on movie sets; the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, (...)

- Posted on May 28, 2017 Laura Dern is not afraid to catch some air. The Big Little Lies actress, 50, broke down her favorite travel moments for Conde Nast Traveler, and among some stunning locations (Marlon Brando’s private island in French Polynesia) and spectacular treats (the “crazy little baby wild strawberries” at the Hotel du (...)

- Posted on May 24, 2017 Once again, Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair have visited a Star Wars set to bring a first look at brand-new characters and exotic new worlds. In the exclusive photo portfolio above, see Annie Leibovitz’s photographs from the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the (...)

- Posted on May 22, 2017 The Twin Peaks revival is bringing a lot of names — both linked to the original and not — to its titular town. But the new name that’s perhaps bringing the most excitement is Laura Dern. While the reunion of Laura Dern and creator David Lynch’s creative talents is (...)