Doja Cat, Jennifer Coolidge, and Michael B. Jordan get the cover treatment as they land on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list
Doja Cat, Jennifer Coolidge, and Michael B. Jordan have landed on the Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.
The 2023 list is a who’s who of superstars ranging from Beyonce to President Biden, but the trio are among the very few to have received the cover treatment.
Doja Cat, 27, wows wearing a melted cap, edgy slick of glossy lipstick, and ombre nails.
Jennifer, 61, went for glamour in a dramatic black dress with flowing train. She described being recognized for her role in White Lotus and becoming a Hollywood ‘late bloomer.’
Michael, 36, also had a close-up shot. The Marvel hunk wore a black turtleneck as he posed for the camera with a smart beard.
Making waves: Doja Cat, Jennifer Coolidge, and Michael B. Jordan have landed on the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People list
The three A-listers are among the four to have received a cover shoot – Disney CEO Bob Iger also appears on the front of the issue.
The Time 100 list is an exhaustive compilation of the biggest names not just in Hollywood, but of movers and shakers in a wide range of fields making a difference in the world.
Michael tops the ‘Artists’ list and received a glowing essay written by Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther and Creed.
‘He has toiled away on network television, cable, independent cinema, midbudget studio fare, and Hollywood blockbusters alike, always with a blue collar approach,’ Coogler wrote.
‘With this year’s Creed III, he took on a new role—feature-film director—and handled it with aplomb,’ he commended.
In an interview with the publication, Michael described stepping behind the camera for the first time as a director for Creed III and his acting process.
‘As an actor, you try to find characters that you can pull yourself into you, and you can relate to, and you can almost kind of use that as that as a therapeutic opportunity to work through your own personal s**t through a character. You look for those things. And Adonis Creed was that for me. I felt like that was a unique position that I was in.
‘For me, my expression is through acting, through motion. And I try to live present in that moment, and that’s when it’s for me, is like making a thing. Then you kind of have to divorce yourself, you gotta let go of it, cause it’s out of your control anymore, you gotta give it to the world and the people they have their opinions and this and that, and pick it apart, for whatever reason, and you gotta kind of shut that part of it out.
Influential: Coolidge credited her latest success to younger fans who watched her in Legally Blonde, American Pie, and A Cinderella Story
Class act! Michael tops the ‘Artists’ list and received a glowing essay written by Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther and Creed
‘I wanted to talk to a lot of actor-directors, from Denzel Washington to Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau, people that knew what it was like to multitask in that type of way, really splitting their time from in front of the camera to behind the camera and just the pace and the work load, you know.
‘Just getting real wisdom and insight and all the, “How do I yell cut? How do I say action? What’s it gonna be like in the middle of a scene?” All that kinda just found its place and then it was a runaway train at that point, you just had to keep up with the machine. So I’m looking forward to the next time behind the camera.’
Mia Farrow did the honors for Coolidge’s essay, gushing: ‘She is uncompromisingly, exquisitely herself. Jennifer’s honesty and kindness make her a friend anyone would be lucky to have.’
Tinseltown’s latest darling! Coolidge has enjoyed success with her role on The White Lotus series
‘You try to find characters that you can pull yourself into you’: In an interview with the publication, Michael described stepping behind the camera for the first time as a director for Creed III and his acting process
Jennifer, who topped the ‘Icon’s list, credited the younger generation for helping her become ‘late bloomer’ in Hollywood.
‘Somehow White Lotus started this thing, and I’m just really surprised that so many people watched the show and surprises are so much better than unmet expectations. I can have sunglasses, a hat, a scarf, and a mask on, and people are like, “Hi Jennifer.” You know you’re like, how is that possible? I must have an awkward walk or something that people just pick up on, I don’t know!’ she said with a chuckle.
‘That never occurred to me that you can be a late bloomer as an actor. I mean, I really wasn’t that bad in my 30s, I really felt I had a lot to offer the world but I got a couple of shows and things like that but nothing where people were like, “Wow we gotta have her.”
‘I guess I have to really credit this generation, this sort of young generation, sort of remembers me from American Pie and Legally Blonde and Cinderella Story and stuff, and I guess those true fans of those movies are fans of mine now.’
Doja Cat, who landed under the ‘Pioneers’ category, had an essay penned by Baz Luhrmann.
‘I’ve worked with all kinds of artists, but with a certain few you connect on a deeper level. For me, Doja Cat is one of those artists. She’s at the top because she works to bring everything she does to the highest possible level,’ he raved.
The Moon songstress described the sense of happiness she felt after shaving her head: ‘I think when I shaved my head, it just gave me this sense of self that was different from any other time in my life and I feel younger, I almost feel like 10, 15 years younger than I’ve ever felt.
‘I feel like I kind of am just pushing myself out there and just accepting myself for who I am, no matter who can see me. It’s kind of like I ripped off my shell. And I feel a lot happier now with my natural beauty after shaving my head.’
‘She’s at the top’: Doja Cat, who landed under the ‘Pioneers’ category, had an essay penned by Baz Luhrmann
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