Gina Torres on Turning 50: I’m in Great Shape. I Work Hard, and I’m Aware of It

Around the time you were leaving Suits, it became an even bigger phenomenon when word leaked that Meghan Markle was dating Prince Harry. Was that exciting to see the show get such global recognition in ways it hadn’t before?

Torres: I honestly don’t know if that’s true. I think people watch the shows they watch because they love the shows they watch. The show was a global phenomenon because it was a good show, during, before, and after.

But more people became aware of it when Meghan and Harry became public.

Torres: I think people tuned into it out of curiosity because everybody was certainly curious about it. I love my cast, so if it added another few years to the show, then great for the fans and great for them.

Did Meghan reach out to wish you good luck before Pearson started filming?

Torres: No, I’m not in touch with Meghan. There’s no story in why I’m not in touch with Meghan. What I will say is—if I could offer a window into what it is to be an actor and live this crazy life…when you’re an actor, you meet hundreds of people during your career. The public only sees the characters that are on TV, but there are hundreds of people that make a show happen. If you’re as fortunate enough of an actor as I am, that has had a varied career, you can’t bring all those people with you.

Gina Torres arriving at Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince HarryIan West – WPA Pool/Getty Images

There are people you have immediate and incredible chemistry with that you align with throughout the years, that are sustainable relationships. I enjoyed Meghan when we worked together. We had a great time as we worked together. We bore witness to a great many things in each others lives while we worked together. But we were also in very different places in our lives and in our career. Would she have been one of the people I would have had a sustainable relationship years later had this phenomenon not happened? I don’t know. Perhaps not, because we were on such different trajectories. And there are others that you do, and there are others that you don’t. It’s a no harm, no foul thing. I got to absolutely give her my love and my best and wish her nothing but happiness at the wedding, and that’s the end of that story.

What made you and Sarah Rafferty connect and be one of those “sustainable relationships” you mentioned?

Torres: We have daughters that are the same age, so playdates were inevitable. Gabriel [Macht], Sarah, and I all have daughters that are the same age, so that was amazing and fun from the beginning. She makes me laugh out loud, and I think I do the same for her. We support each other. We are each other’s cheerleaders, and that’s always been the case.

Was there any advice you’re glad you didn’t listen to earlier in your career?

Torres: I’m glad I never got my tits done!

Who told you that?

Torres: It was somebody stupid. [Laughs] I was in my early 20s.

Was it something you considered?

Torres: I think any small-breasted woman considers it at some point in her life, but I knew enough then that it wasn’t going to help me. [Laughs] That’s not what I was going for. It has to be driven from you, not someone else.

Now that Pearson is here, have you had a chance to sit back and reflect on what this project and this time in your life means to you?

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Are Engaged—and Her Ring Is Stunning

After nearly two years of dating, Sarah Hyland and Bachelor Nation fan favorite Wells Adams are engaged. Hyland shared the news on her Instagram Tuesday (July 16), posting a photo of Adams popping the question on a gorgeous beach.

“That can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff ✨❤️ @wellsadams,” Hyland wrote in the post caption, which also includes more engagement photos and a look at her stunning engagement ring.

Adams responded to Hyland’s announcement by writing, “It takes two! Well 5 including the doggos! Love you more bab….fiancé!” He also shared some photos of the engagement to his own Instagram account. “I’ll be Johnny, you be June. But forever,” he wrote in the caption, to which Hyland commented back, “I love you to Pluto and back FIANCÉ!!!! When we get married will I automatically acquire your talent for making everyone cry with a homemade video?”

She’s referring to the video Adams somehow captured of himself proposing. Watch it, below, and try not to cry.

And here’s Hyland’s Instagram announcement:

It was first reported in October 2017 that Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams were dating. She more or less confirmed the relationship a few days later by posting a photo of the two of them with the caption, “He puts up with me.”

The couple famously met on social media. They had some cute banter back and forth on Twitter before Adams “slid into my DMs,” as Hyland put it to Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. “[He told me] ‘Next time I’m in LA, I’m taking you out for drinks and tacos,’“ Hyland recalled. “I love tacos. He loves tacos, so that was his thing. Like, ‘I love tacos, let’s see if she loves tacos.’ We both love tacos! We have an obsession with tacos. Tacos and tequila, that’s our thing.”

Is that a hint about the wedding menu? Only time will tell. But for now, congrats!

Amazon Prime Day 2019: 15 Wardrobe Essentials Worth Buying

With so many things on sale this Amazon Prime Day it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This year they’ve got incredible deals on luxury beauty products (hello Olaplex hair treatment), fashion finds on brands we didn’t realize they had (Kate Spade! Stuart Weitzman! Levis!) and so many good things under $50 (yes, we’re going to go ahead and buy this dress in every color). But when it comes down to it the best thing about Amazon Prime Day isn’t the flashy stuff, it’s the essentials.

Sure, wardrobe staples never get the credit they deserve. A plain white tank top will never be nearly as exciting as a pair of tie-dye shorts but they’re something you need in your closet forever. Luckily Amazon is the best place to stock up on everything from plain tanks to high waisted leggings to comfortable sandals. On Amazon Prime Day a lot of those wardrobe essentials are seriously marked down so we’ve rounded up the best 15 wardrobe essentials worth stocking up on below.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: 16 Wardrobe Essentials Worth Buying

With so many things on sale this Amazon Prime Day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This year the online retailer’s got incredible deals on luxury beauty products (hello Olaplex hair treatment), fashion finds on brands we didn’t realize they had (Kate Spade! Stuart Weitzman! Levi’s!) and so many good things under $50 (yes, we’re going to go ahead and buy this dress in every color). But when it comes down to it, the best thing about Amazon Prime Day isn’t the flashy stuff, it’s the essentials.

Sure, wardrobe staples never get the credit they deserve. A plain white tank top will never be nearly as exciting as a pair of tie-dye shorts, but they’re something you need in your closet forever. Luckily, Amazon is the best place to stock up on everything from plain tanks to high-waist leggings to comfortable sandals. On Amazon Prime Day a lot of those wardrobe essentials are seriously marked down, so we’ve rounded up the best 16 wardrobe essentials worth stocking up on below.

Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie Shaded Leonardo DiCaprio About That Titanic Door Scene

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie are currently making the rounds promoting their upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But during a recent interview with MTV, the three stars weighed in on a controversial moment from DiCaprio’s past: that famous Titanic door scene.

In the almost 22 years since the film’s 1997 debut, the topic of whether or not Jack could have fit on the floating door that allowed Kate Winslet‘s Rose’s heart to go on has been hotly debated. Of course, he does not, dies, and sinks down into the ocean as Rose floats to safety. Back in 2017, Winslet told Stephen Colbert that Jack “should have tried harder to get on that door,” and it appears that Robbie agrees with this sentiment.

“Oh my God, I thought it,” she replies when interviewer Josh Horowitz, throws out the question, “Could Jack have fit on that door at the end of Titanic?” She goes on to say that she remembers “bawling her eyes out as a girl.” DiCaprio insists (with a smile) throughout the exchange that he has “no comment.” Horowitz says, “That’s telling, I think.”

“That is funny,” Pitt says. “I’m going to have to go back and look now, shoot. Certainly.” He goes on to rib DiCaprio, “Could you? Could you? Could you have squeezed in there? You could’ve, couldn’t you?” DiCaprio holds strong with another, “No comment” even as Robbie asks whether he inquired about the logistics at the time.

Watch the exchange for yourself below.

The social media replies show that time hasn’t slowed down the need for answers to this all-important question. In fact, this one interview will probably ignite the debate all over again. “It wasn’t space that was the issue, it was buoyancy. Myth Busters proved it,” one user wrote. “He could have fit on the door, There was room for two of that door,” another insisted.

The mystery lives on, I guess.

Emmy Nominations 2019: All Your Game of Thrones Faves Scored Nods

The Emmy nominations came out on Tuesday morning, July 16, and there were some exciting surprises. For one, Game of Thrones racked up a whopping 32 nods—including nominations for all your favorite actors. Yes, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage were all nominated for their performances in the final season of Game of Thrones—which means this Emmys red carpet is going to be lit. If this cast isn’t going to come together for one last season in Winterfell, the least they can do is give us cute pics in their gowns and suits. Winter may not be coming, but iconic Maisie Williams-Sophie Turner red carpet moments certainly are.

There were also some major wins for diversity in the Emmy nominee pool. When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series about the Exonerated Five, received several nominations, including one for Outstanding Limited Series. Pose, another critical darling, also earned nods for Best Drama series and Best Actor (Billy Porter). And it’s no surprise that RuPaul’s Drag Race is present in the Outstanding Reality Competition series category. One disappointing aspect to Pose‘s nominations is that the show’s very talented transgender actors were shut out of the nominations. Hopefully the Academy rectifies that next year.

Female creatives were also present in the behind-the-scenes categories—particularly comedy writing, with Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge all earning nods. (The comedy section in general is extremely female-focused, which is incredible.)

Check out all the acting Emmy nominations for this year, below. For the full list, including technical and behind-the-scenes awards, click here.

Barry

Fleabag

The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt’s Creek

Veep

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession

This Is Us

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Billy Porter, Pose

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Mahershala Ali, True Detective

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Emma Stone, Maniac

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Aunjenaue Ellis, When They See Us

Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Opens Up About Being Slut-Shamed: ‘I Don’t Tolerate Hate’

To say Hannah Brown has been put through the ringer on The Bachelorette this season would be an understatement. She’s had to deal with several guys who maybe-probably-definitely had girlfriends when they signed on to the show, lame fights between the contestants, and, of course, Luke P.

Things hit a fever pitch for Brown on last night’s Bachelorette episode, when she and Luke had a tension-filled conversation about sex and religion that ended with her flipping him off as he was sent packing. Before he left, Brown said this season’s most-teased quote: “I have had sex, and Jesus still loves me.”

As truly fantastic as that line is, it’s caused slut-shamers to come for Brown on social media. Thankfully, the Alabama beauty queen says she has a “thick skin” to deal with the hate—and everything else The Bachelorette has thrown her way. Below, she opens up about trolls, her season finale, and finally finding clarity (a word she used frequently) with the men.

Glamour: OK, how sick are you of the word clarity?

Hannah Brown: It’s funny because the first thing I said to the guys was, “I want you to be bold,” and it would latch on and they would say it a zillion times. Then it was, “stay in your lane,” and we would hear them say, “stay in your lane.” Then I would say “clarity,” and you’d hear “clarity” a zillion times. It was like I had a theme for every week. It was so funny.

Glamour: You wrote an amazing Instagram post about the shaming you’ve experienced from viewers and how hurtful it was. What’s the response been like since you posted that? Or has it not improved?

Hannah: That post definitely did get a lot of response. Ultimately, I have pretty thick skin. I don’t really let that stuff get to me, but I felt like I had to say something because people are looking at my social and seeing those things. These people don’t know me or the experience, but what I don’t tolerate is hate and shaming for something that I’m not. I refuse to allow my page to be that.

I just felt like it was really important to make sure that I fought hate with love. I think that, yes, it’s gotten a little better, but there’s still people out there that have hate in their heart and are going to have something to say because they have their own issues and have been hurt. They’re hurting and don’t know how to deal with that so they look for outlets, and I’m in a position where I’m an easy target for that. That’s OK, I can handle it. But there’s some people that can’t handle it. I’m in a position that can be a voice for that.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: 11 Great Deals Glamour Editors Are Actually Shopping

Today is the second day of Amazon Prime Day for the first time ever. Yesterday we spent a majority of the day panicking over things selling out and throwing virtually everything into our digital shopping carts. Can you blame us though? It’s easy to just decide you need a fifth crock pot or your first Roomba once you see that slash pricing. But do you really need or want any of those things? Probably not.

Now that we’ve settled down from the initial excitement of all the deals being released yesterday, we have some clarity on what we thought we needed and what we actually want. Amazon’s best selling eyeliner with over 5,000 positive reviews for under $20? A vibrator that one writer claims revolutionized her orgasm? A smart face masking device that helps you get the benefits of a standard face mask in 90 seconds? Yes, yes and yes. Here are the 11 Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals we truly can’t resist.

Bachelorette Hannah Brown Opens Up About Being Slut-Shamed: ‘I Don’t Tolerate Hate’

To say Hannah Brown has been put through the wringer on The Bachelorette this season would be an understatement. She’s had to deal with several guys who maybe-probably-definitely had girlfriends when they signed on to the show, lame fights between the contestants, and, of course, Luke P.

Things hit a fever pitch for Brown on last night’s Bachelorette episode, when she and Luke had a tension-filled conversation about sex and religion that ended with her flipping him off as he was sent packing. Before he left, Brown said this season’s most-teased quote: “I have had sex, and Jesus still loves me.”

As truly fantastic as that line is, it’s caused slut shamers to come for Brown on social media. Thankfully, the Alabama beauty queen says she has a “thick skin” to deal with the hate—and everything else The Bachelorette has thrown her way. Below, she opens up about trolls, her season finale, and finally finding clarity (a word she used frequently) with the men.

Glamour: OK, how sick are you of the word clarity?

Hannah Brown: It’s funny because the first thing I said to the guys was “I want you to be bold,” and it would latch on and they would say it a zillion times. Then it was “Stay in your lane,” and we would hear them say, “Stay in your lane.” Then I would say “clarity,” and you’d hear “clarity” a zillion times. It was like I had a theme for every week. It was so funny.

You wrote an amazing Instagram post about the shaming you’ve experienced from viewers and how hurtful it was. What’s the response been like since you posted that? Or has it not improved?

That post definitely did get a lot of response. Ultimately, I have pretty thick skin. I don’t really let that stuff get to me, but I felt like I had to say something because people are looking at my social and seeing those things. These people don’t know me or the experience, but what I don’t tolerate is hate and shaming for something that I’m not. I refuse to allow my page to be that.

I just felt like it was really important to make sure that I fought hate with love. I think that, yes, it’s gotten a little better, but there’s still people out there that have hate in their heart and are going to have something to say because they have their own issues and have been hurt. They’re hurting and don’t know how to deal with that, so they look for outlets, and I’m in a position where I’m an easy target for that. That’s OK; I can handle it. But there’s some people that can’t handle it. I’m in a position that can be a voice for that.

American Eagle Jeans Will Now Be Available in Sizes 00 to 24

There was one specific event that really made this decision clear to the team, according to Kessler. “We had a model in our window wearing a size that we don’t carry in stores—she’s wearing jeans that we carry online. We said, ‘This is silly. She’s going to be on the window, we want [the jeans] everywhere.'”

American Eagle’s latest denim collection has over 30 different pieces, in varying fits, rises, and degrees of stretch. Its marquee style is its Curvy Jean, which was first introduced in February and will be available in 12 new washes for Fall 2019. (At the top of the page for the Curvy Jean, you can see how it fits on models sizes 00, 6, 12, and 22.) Because this is American Eagle, they’re all very affordable, with most coming in at $49.95.

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American Eagle’s underwear and swim brand Aerie stopped retouching the models that appear in its campaigns in 2014. And though it’s received a lot of praise for its casting and messaging, the company has received criticism for not necessarily having that inclusive messaging reflected in its inventory.

“We’ve seen great response whenever we’ve had diverse models—sizes, shapes, colors—in the campaign,” says Kessler. “I think people appreciate seeing people who are either like them or like their friends, who look like people who they see in their lives or that they can relate to. We want to represent that across the product, and especially in our jeans brand and in our stores.”

Models Denise Bidot and Nina Agdal at an American Eagle event, both wearing AE jeans.

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Starting on July 23, American Eagle’s commitment to inclusive visuals goes a step further with new mannequins—in sizes 4, 8, and 16—in its stores. “We felt reflecting that assortment in the windows and in the mannequins was just as important as in the inventory,” Kessler says. “We have regular and curvy mannequins. In men’s, we have regular- and athletic-fit mannequins, too.”

And Kessler teases that there’s more to come: Next spring, the 00 to 24 range will be across all women’s bottoms—jeans, shorts, pants—in stores, and across other apparel categories online. Ultimately, the goal will be to have as many products in as many sizes in its stores as possible, according to Kessler. For now, though, “we’re starting with jeans because that’s the leading category,” he says. “We’ll see where the customer takes us.”