TIME magazine announced its annual TIME 100 Thursday morning, and Hollywood was certainly well represented on the list of the most influential people in the world. Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Quantico breakout star Priyanka Chopra, and Hamilton Pulitzer Prize-winning creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda all landed covers.
Inside, Adele, Aziz Ansari, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Caitlyn Jenner, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba are all represented with essays by fellow bold-faced names. Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez was lauded by Rita Moreno, while Tina Fey gushed about her love for Ronda Rousey.
“They each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs explained about this year’s lineup. “The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don’t have to endorse them or agree with them. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”
Making the list was clearly an honor for some of these stars. See their reactions below.
Evicted at 14, broke (but still ruggedly handsome;) by 24, but regardless of how tough things got, I always felt if I worked harder and smarter than the next guy – I'd have a real shot at life. That's who I am. My DNA and still my daily code. Thank you @TIME Magazine for selecting me as one of the 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THE WORLD. I'm honored and privileged. Most importantly, THANK YOU FANS worldwide from all cultures and walks of life who join me daily to put in the hard work and grind to take care of our families, chase our greatness and always havin' some fun along the way. The best thing about making this list is tomorrow morning, I get to wake up, have my cup of unleaded, jump in my pick up truck, put in the hard work and do this dance all over again. It's what we do. Our DNA. #TIME100 💪🏾 *feature is in my bio.