“Sylvie’s Love” Star Tessa Thompson Covers Town & Country Magazine

Posted on January 15, 2021

“Sylvie’s Love” star Tessa Thompson covers the February 2021 issue of Town & Country magazine photographed by Erik Carter.







On portraying the kind of love story she never thought would be shown (in Sylvie’s Love): “We haven’t necessarily gotten to see ourselves as the romantic leads, and when we have, particularly in period pieces, there’s less focus on the interpersonal, like how hard it is to be two humans trying to love each other. There’s a lot of emphasis on historical context, which is, obviously, wildly important. I was conflicted as to whether it would work, whether you could tell a story like that.”

On stepping outside of her comfort zone: “I think that’s why I like what I do. I’ve always felt a little afraid of what happens when we get too comfortable, that we’re not growing. Maybe I’m a masochist or maybe I’m a sucker for the discomfort of the first squeak.”

On hoping to inspire others: “…there’s invariably people in the room that have been silenced. I remember a distinct moment on set. A squeak just came out of me, I didn’t even mean for it to, and then I could see the secret little smile on some of the women around the room, and you realize that there’s a choir of wheels waiting to squeak together. It emboldens folks, and you realize you have support and you’re not squeaking just on your own behalf. You’re squeaking for everybody.”



Style Credits:
Cover: Giorgio Armani Dress | Van Cleef & Arpels Bracelet
Image 1: Loewe Shirt and Pants | Bea Bongiasca Hoop Earring and Ear Cuff | David Yurman Ring
Image 2: Gucci Dress | Almasika Earrings | Bea Bongiasca Hoop Earring and Ear Cuff | Paris Texas Boots

Hair by Lacy Redway
Makeup by Kali Kennedy
Nails by Steph Shore


[Photo Credit: Erik Carter for Town & Country Magazine]

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