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“I honestly used to have no motivation whatsoever to be in the public eye; it scared me,” Paris tells Teen Vogue in the cover story for its June music issue. “I’ve seen what it can do to people, plenty get hurt.”
“But after a long time of thinking, I started to really see the kind of impact I already have on people, how I was born with a platform, and I didn’t want to waste it,” she continues. “There are so many people who work their entire lives to create a platform and mine was just handed to me…. Why not use it for something important?”
For Paris, she’s focused her efforts on making “a difference” in today’s world.
“So many people right now are so focused on what kind of shoes this person has, the designer purse they carry, what car they drive, whether they wear the same outfit more than once,” says Paris.
“I want to use my platform for something other than that,” she notes. “I want to actually make a difference. So everything that I’m doing — the acting, the modeling — it’s all just to grow my platform so I can use my voice for things that matter.”
“People can be really cruel. I’ve learned that no matter what you do, you will always receive some kind of ridicule for it,” she explains. “It doesn’t matter if your heart is in the right place — someone will always have a reason to hate you.”
She adds: “But that being said, I’ve also learned that it really doesn’t matter and that as long as I follow my heart and continue trying to do what’s right, I’m on the right path.”
And regardless of what she’s going through in life, Paris turns to music.
“Music is my number-one favorite form of expression; it’s gotten me through the toughest of times and the best of times,” she shares. “It’s brought me comfort when I was alone and has brought even more joy when I’m in good company. Music is everything to me.”
As far as her favorites, Paris admits she’s “still stuck on listening to the classics,” including, “the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones.” Although, there is one exception.
“But recently, I’ve formed a new obsession for the Hamilton soundtrack after seeing it in NYC two weeks ago,” says Paris. “It was one of the greatest live performances I have ever seen.”
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“Definitely Paul McCartney; he’s the love of my life,” she shares. “I actually already wrote a song I’d like him to sing, but it probs won’t happen.”
PEOPLE caught up with the Captain America actress at the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly VIP Upfronts party on Monday evening in New York City, and the star revealed she’s been in a whirlwind since announcing the news last week.
“It’s literally only been a couple of days, but it’s amazing,” she said. “I’m really happy!”
VanCamp, 31, revealed her engagement to Bowman, 29, on Instagram last Thursday, uploading a photo of herself covering her face with her hands, putting her sparkly diamond engagement ring on full display.
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Romance rumors first linked the two actors as a couple in January 2012. The two also previously costarred as on-screen husband and wife on Revenge.
VanCamp also opened up about the happy news at the Fox Upfronts on Monday.
“It’s been a crazy week,” VanCamp, whose medical drama The Resident has just been picked up as a pilot, told Entertainment Tonight. “I found out about the show two hours after we got engaged so it was, like — I don’t think I slept for three nights. It’s been good, it’s been really positive.”
As for the proposal? It took place in a forest, and VanCamp gushed that Bowman “did good.”
“We were in nature on a hike kind of doing what we do,” she said. “It was very, sort of, us. It was great — beautiful.”
And for now, wedding planning isn’t even on her mind.
“I never was the girl who knew what she wanted to do for a wedding,” she said. “ just enjoying this moment. It’s really nice, you know?”
Hulu’s haunting hit series The Handmaid’s Tale may not immediately get you thinking about home design —it’s set in a dystopian near-future that looks more like the 1600s — but the interiors featured in the show, from Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) Spartan attic bedroom to the eerily familiar grocery store, were all carefully decorated by production designer Julie Berhoff to hold clues about the characters and the world they live in. “Everything was very purposeful,” Berghoff tells archdigest.com. Here, five subtle decor moments you might have missed.
1. The Outline in Offred’s Room
As a handmaid in the fictional nation of Gilead, Offred is bound not only by treacherous laws, but also a repressive system of societal codes. Even her spare bedroom is a reminder of the rules: “We put a desk there, but she can’t write. So it’s almost like a remnant, a remembrance of ‘Oh, I was a writer, an editor. I can’t even sit and write anymore,’” Berghoff says. But what’s missing from the room is equally unsettling: the outline of a now-removed mirror. “They don’t want you to be vain anymore, so we basically put the shape of a mirror on the wall to make it feel like at one point there was a mirror there.”
2. The Missing Locks
“The most distinctive thing about Offred’s bedroom,” according to Moss, “is that there are no locks on the doors and there’s nothing in there that you could hurt yourself with, so that’s a political message as far as women’s rights.”
3. The Symbols in the Grocery Store
Unlike the characters’ old-fashioned clothes, the grocery store where the handmaids shop is startlingly contemporary. “When they go shopping, it’s not in some old-timey-looking place,” says Samira Wiley, who plays the handmaid Moira. “It’s in a shopping center that looks like now. And I think those details make it a little scarier.” The store set is missing one familiar element, however: Writing. None of the products on the store’s shelves have any words printed on them because handmaids are forbidden to read. Instead, Berghoff’s team “designed hundreds and hundreds of labels” in a language of symbols created by the show’s graphics team.
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4. Serena Joy’s Stolen Art
Commander Waterford’s (Ralph Fiennes) wife, Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), has an impressive collection of art in her home, a rare commodity in Gilead, but the collection has even more sinister roots for Berghoff: “We pretended like they went into the Boston Museum of Modern Art and stole all their favorite paintings,” she says. “Serena Joy is a watercolorist, and she loves nature, so she picked Monets.”
5. The Commander’s Ceiling
Berghoff admits she “had a lot of fun with the ceilings on this project.” In the Commander’s office, for example, there is a map of the United States plastered overhead, that symbolizes the ongoing battle for territory in the former United States of the show. Says Berghoff, “I felt like it was almost a dartboard for him, where he could sit in his chair and throw a dart up there and say, ‘Oh, we conquered Florida.’”
For more from the set designer of The Handmaid’s Tale, visit archdigest.com.