It’s always cool when celebrities step into the role of a journalist and interview another celebrity. For Michigan Avenue magazine, (the extremely swexy) Idris Elba interviewed his good friend Lucy Liu, delving into her successful career, insecurities and relationship foibles. The Queens-native wore a Tom Ford appliqué cross front drape fitted dress, Erickson Beamon earrings and a Cartier yellow gold ring for the cover and was equally dolled up in designer duds for the other shots.
Some highlights below:
IE: I love that. So, you are beautiful. Do you have any insecurities about yourself, where you look in the mirror and go, “I wish I had two less freckles?”
LL: I grew up as a tomboy, and if you’ve seen photographs of me as a child, you see my mother cut all of my hair off. I had no hair: Picture Sinéad O’Connor with a two-week grow-out. I was not considered feminine at all, and boys did not look at me. I was a toothpick.
LUCY LIU: Number one, you really have to risk everything—you have to take chances and take on projects that are pretty diverse. Just because you do film, don’t limit yourself. You should also do theater because it puts you out there in a terrifying way in front of a live audience and it really tests your skills. The more flexible you are, the more the longevity of your career is going to sustain itself. That’s what actors want. We don’t want to blow up for two years or five years and then be done.
LL: I think that you are a pioneer similar to me in that way, in ethnicity and in scope and in range. You’re also a Renaissance man and understand the different venues we travel just to understand who we are. We do music, we do art, we act, we write, we direct because we are trying to discover who we are. It’s a journey—a lifelong journey.
Click through to see more pictures of the beautiful bombshell! And for the full interview go here.