Michaela Coel, Julia Louis Dreyfus and More for Variety’s ‘Power of Women in Comedy’ Issue

Posted on May 06, 2021

Michaela Coel, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, and Sofia Vergara cover Variety‘s ‘Power of Women in Comedy’ issue photographed by Sophy Holland.



Michaela Coel

“Even though it’s fictional, there’s something very transparent about the show. I know a lot of people will say, ‘You think you know me, but you have no idea.’ And I feel like, ‘No. You probably do have a pretty good idea.’”




Julia Louis-Dreyfus

“I had no sense of arrogance whatsoever about this thing. When you’re face-to-face with your mortality in the way that cancer takes you there — the pandemic I found to be strangely the same.”




Mindy Kaling

“There’s so many great production companies out there that have all these shows in the air, so they need a head of production, and they have lots of executives. That’s my dream, to get a lot of people eventually.”




Kate McKinnon

“People are often confused when they meet me because I’m soft-spoken and pensive. I am extraordinarily introverted.”




Maya Rudolph

“Before any thoughts of quarantine, I was feeling very burned out, I was weirdly well on my way to retooling, and I think I’m still there. I feel less ashamed to admit that I would like to go a bit slower.”




Sofia Vergara

“I was very young when I signed my first contract, and I did it myself. I needed a manager, and that didn’t exist for a Latina personality. It existed for Latina musicians, but not on TV.”





[Photo Credit: Sophy Holland for Variety Magazine]

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