ACTIONAID – On the eve of International Women’s Day, celebrities Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Lucy Rose, Charlie Webster, Tanya Burr, Frances Barber, Sophie Cookson, and Gabriella Wilde are starring in our new film to support our ongoing commitment and support for women’s rights.
These eight female stars of the screen, stage and music worlds have lent their voices to our powerful new film which reinforces ActionAid’s commitments to support women and girls living in some of the poorest parts of the world, in the global fight for women’s rights.
Please watch and share this film to show you stand for women’s rights this International Women’s Day.
Short film featuring Sophie for Gemfields’ “Ruby Stories” campaign.
WWD – Sophie Cookson recently appeared in a series of short films for Gemfields in which she donned jewelry with Gemfields Mozambican rubies. The British actress, who starred in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” alongside Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Chris Hemsworth, just wrapped filming “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” with Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum and Halle Berry. WWD sat with Cookson to talk about her style, the Kingsman movie costumes and future projects.
WWD: Can you talk about “Kingsman: The Golden Circle?”
Sophie Cookson: No, Matthew Vaughn will murder me! But it is great, and the cast this time is just mind-blowing. I was just working with Michel Gavin the other day, who for me is just a complete legend. I have a Kingsman suit this time — which is about all I can say. That is so much fun. When in modern life do you ever get a suit made for you like that? I remember the first session we had, I was wearing what I thought was the finished suit. And it was like, “That is not right” and just ripping the arm off with such great force and thinking, “Oh, my god, you are ruining the suit,” but they know what they are doing, and it is great seeing masters like that.
WWD: In the first Kingsman film, did you have any favorite looks?
SC: Well, obviously the nightclub. That was a fun look to have, but just our Kingsman suits, all of our jumpsuits that we practice in. It is very cool, and I am all about that — cool and casual.
WWD: Did anything interesting happen while filming?
SC: There are always the days when the puppies come on set. That is always interesting, and hearing someone like Matthew Vaughn become a dog whisperer will remain with me for a very long time.
WWD: Can you tell us about filming the “Huntsman: Winter’s War?”
SC: Working with Chris [Hemsworth] is hilarious, nonstop. He’s been on the film for four months and is still sneaking around corners pretending to be a Ghostbuster or something. He’s got a heart of gold, and he always makes everyone around him smile.Read More