The 'Game of Thrones' star, Taraji P. Henson, and more actresses reveal their favorite female performers
Sansa loves Eleven.
On Sunday’s Emmys red carpet asked Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, Empire lead Taraji P. Henson, and UnREAL costars Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer to which female actors or characters they would most love to embody.
“I love Millie Bobby Brown,” said Turner, who plays Sansa on the hit HBO show, praising the Stranger Things star. “Oh my God, she’s amazing. How is this happening? There are, like, 12-year-old kids who are 10-times better than all the adults. They’re showing us all up. It’s embarrassing.”
Zimmer, too, was a fan of Brown and her portrayal of Eleven on the hit Netflix series. “She’s a little girl with so much power. I think it’s incredible that we’re starting now to represent women on television younger and younger, and I think she’s a perfect example.”
But while a newcomer like Brown has the attention of Turner and Zimmer, it’s veteran actress Meryl Streep who still wows Henson. “I’m a film girl, and I would have to say Meryl Streep. She transcends. You forget that you’re watching her. She’s one of the greats who I study.”
In addition to beloved female characters, the stars also revealed what kind of advice they would give their younger selves. “Don’t be so bad!” Turner said, adding, “Watch Lena [Headey], watch Peter [Dinklage] and don’t act like a f—ing 2-year-old.” Henson, meanwhile, recited a mantra for her past self: “Relax, relate, release, believe, and commit.”
Check out the stars’ full answers to our Beyond Beautiful questions video above.