Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Maggie Q on the April 2018 Cover of Health Magazine

Maggie Q is the April 2018 cover star of Health magazine. On the cover which was shot by Mei Tao, Maggie is rocking denim shirt and jeans. In the issue, she talks being a women in Hollywood during the #MeToo movement, her career, passion for healthy living and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on her feature, visit Health.com and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

On working with PETA:
 was meeting a friend at a concert, and she was running late. I was waiting outside for her and there was a woman at a table near the front door of the venue. I asked her what she was doing, and she said she was from PETA. We wound up talking, and I asked her to send me all the research she had. Shortly after that, I was flying to Thailand with my manager to do this soft-drink commercial. I opened the research and started reading. By the time the plane landed, she looked at me and said, 'You haven’t spoken the entire flight.' I said, 'I’m done with meat, I’m done with the whole thing.' She started laughing. We went to dinner that night with our clients and I said, 'Oh, I’m not eating meat.' They asked how long I had not been eating meat, and I said, 'Ten hours. They all started laughing and guessing how long it would last. But I did it. I quit cold turkey and never went back. I haven’t eaten meat in 20 years, and eight years ago I gave up dairy.

On her passion about animal rescue:
The nice thing when you grow up without money is that there’s no option to buy an expensive Labrador. My parents were like, 'You want an animal? Go to a shelter or find it on the street.' I have a special connection to dogs. We breed animals and overprice them and then millions are dying in shelters every year. Even if you don’t care about animals, that just makes no sense.

On the #MeToo conversation:
My [fiancĂ©’s mom, Eve Ensler] is a human rights and women’s rights activist. She wrote a play called The Vagina Monologues and has been fighting for the rights of women for many years—way before Hollywood started speaking out. Women have been suffering these abuses for so long, for as long as the world has existed. What’s incredible about right now is that when it happens to Hollywood, people listen. I’m happy that it’s out. The fact that these men were able to get away with what they did because of the climate of fear they created, that’s what needs to go away. And we need to be talking more about the culture that has supported these men.

On she learned about intimacy & relationships over the years:
I thank God that I’m not the person I was years ago. I feel so sorry for the men [from my past], because I was very centered on myself. I was all about my ambitions and what I was going to achieve in my life. I never took from anyone, and they could never get close to me. They really tried, and I loved them—it’s just I didn’t know how to do it. I wasn’t there yet. I was more concerned with never having to depend on anyone for anything. I was going to marry the person I loved, not the person I needed. I wanted to achieve everything that I wanted to achieve on my own and then go, "I pick you. I want you, but I don’t need you. I can take care of myself." That always mattered so much to me.

Credit: Health

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