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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 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 October 9, 2017 Get a preview of ELLE cover featuring awesome women showing Hollywood who’s the boss. Among other covers are Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Tessa Thompson, Cicely Tyson, Riley Keough and Kathleen Kennedy. LAURA DERN The Big Little Lies star is seeing a shift in her roles—one she welcomes (...)

- 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 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 13, 2017 Hear hear. It’s 2017 and Laura Dern just got a nomination for her role in Big Little Lies as Supporting Actress. This is so exciting! Thank you very much to my friend AJ to promptly scream this to me in joy as soon as she heard and Vanity Fair (...)

- 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 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 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 (...)

- Posted on May 20, 2017 The multifaceted veteran actress is both hard to categorize and curiously undercelebrated A bold proclamation, from a May 4, 1986, New York Times headline: “LAURA DERN IS A TEEN-AGER TO TAKE SERIOUSLY.” Then 19 years old, Dern — the willowy, blond daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd — was promoting Smooth (...)

- Posted on May 10, 2017 Laura Dern recognizes that there can be a major generational gap between mothers and their daughters that becomes especially apparent when it comes to making their voices heard and giving back. There’s a scene in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which Dern says is one of the most interesting of (...)

- Posted on May 10, 2017 Between traveling to space in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, intentionally mispronouncing Reese Witherspoon’s character’s name in Big Little Lies, and an upcoming guest spot in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Laura Dern is having a 2017 for the ages. But her most mysterious — and possibly splashiest — role will (...)