Ruth Negga Covers the August 2017 Issue of Town & Country Magazine

Posted on June 27, 2017

“Preacher” actress Ruth Negga covers the August 2017 issue of Town & Country magazine photographed by Victor Demarchelier.

 

 

On growing up in Ireland: “In Ireland there weren’t very many black people. I was sort of exotic.”

On the tragic loss of her father at age 7 and dealing with death: “It’s not a taboo subject. My mom talks about my dad a lot. It’s awful to not know someone who you look like. It’s tragic, but that’s life, isn’t it? … You don’t have any concept when you’re a kid. This earthquake has happened, and you don’t know how to process it, and a lot of people it, and a lot of people around you don’t know how to process it.”

On her childhood and transition from academics to acting: “I wasn’t fond of school, but I wasn’t disruptive. I knew that I could use it to get somewhere. To get out so I would never have to go back. I got into the academic course at Trinity [College in Dublin], and I was going to do it.” Then a relative mentioned that she could apply for a scholarship to study acting at Trinity’s Samuel Beckett Theatre, and she did that instead. “I loved being at Trinity, but it was hard work. Nine to six every day. And you’re on a university campus, and all your friends have half an hour of lectures a week, which they barely attend.”

On her lifelong dream of being an actress: “I didn’t act as a child, I just knew I wanted to do it… I just watched movies. I don’t know how to explain it.”

On why she chooses ethically sourced fashion: “I never liked the idea that someone would lose a limb just to make you look pretty.”

 

 

 

Style Credits:
COVER: Dress by Louis Vuitton | Necklace & Ring by Louis Vuitton Fine Jewelry
IMAGE 2: Dress & Belt by Alexander McQueen | Ear Cuffs by Colette
IMAGE 3: Dress by Bottega Veneta

[Photo Credit: Victor Demarchelier/Town & Country Magazine]

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