Normal People stars among Elle’s ‘movers and shakers’ list of 2020
The fashion magazine Elle UK has published its annual list of “doers and shakers”. The 2020 edition features the stars of Normal People, a James Bond actress, and a Booker Award-winning writer.
The list of 50 people includes personalities from fashion, sports, art and politics.
Model Munroe Bergdorf, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and actress Gemma Chan were among the judges.
On the 2020 Elle List are English and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford, who forced the government to turn around free school lunches, Lashana Lynch, the first black 00 agent in the James Bond franchise, and Bernardine Evaristo, who made history when she became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize.
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones were recorded after the success of the Normal People drama. Elle described them as “two hitherto unknown actors who stole the hearts of an entire nation”.
Irish star Mescal, who was nominated for an Emmy prior to this month’s ceremony, said Elle felt “objectified” by fans’ intense interest in ordinary people.
The 24-year-old said, “Given the intimacy of my scenes, that’s to be expected, but it doesn’t make it any easier. I’m not allowed to read some of the intense DMs I get. But it’s not enough to put me off the industry. “
Evaristo won the Booker Prize together with Margaret Atwood in 2019. Evaristo was recognized for her novel Girl, Woman, Other. She said black British women were “long invisible in literature”.
“Especially in the UK,” added Evaristo. “I was inspired by African American writers like Toni Morrison. To be the first black British writer to reach first place on the fiction charts says a lot.
“But the Black Lives Matter movement has put the industry in the spotlight to diversify the workforce and who gets published.”
Lynch will play 007 No Time To Die alongside Daniel Craig. She worked with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge to refine her character.
Lynch said, “Any previous portrayal of Bond girls has not affected me. I knew when I signed up for Bond the team had to understand who they were taking on and what I was trying to bring to the role.
“Phoebe Waller-Bridge and I talked about my character early on. I said she should be a real person with strength, opinions and personality, but also with everyday struggles. We were exactly on the same page. “
Also on the list are filmmaker Lulu Wang, actress Jodie Turner-Smith and Labor MP Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan.
The October issue of Elle UK will be available on September 3rd.