Sienna Miller used to steal her mother’s luxury face cream

Sienna Miller used to have a habit of stealing her mother’s luxury face cream.The American Woman actress has a dedicated skincare regime, with some of her favourite products including Dr. Nigma Talib’s Hydrating and Plumping Serum, Natura Bisse’s Glyco…

Sienna Miller used to have a habit of stealing her mother’s luxury face cream.

The American Woman actress has a dedicated skincare regime, with some of her favourite products including Dr. Nigma Talib’s Hydrating and Plumping Serum, Natura Bisse’s Glyco Extreme Peel, and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream.

However, in an interview with InStyle.com, Sienna shared that she has always been a fan of La Mer’s Creme de la Mer, and recalled how she once slapped it on her face when her mum Josephine wasn’t looking.

“When I was younger, I used to steal my mother’s when she wasn’t looking,” she told the publication at an event marking the launch of a limited-edition jar of the formula. “I didn’t use that little spoon. I would go and stick my finger in it, so she totally knew when I went at it. There’s something so luxurious about it as a product and it really, really works in a way that very few things do. It always just seemed so luxurious and just aspirational and now I really need it as I get older.”

A 30ml jar of Creme de la Mer costs around $160 (£125). But Sienna is adamant it is worth it, because a little goes a long way.

“You don’t have to use that much,” the 37-year-old insisted. “So, that pot can last quite a long time.”

Previously, Sienna opened up about her skincare routine in a chat with U.S. Vogue back in 2016 and explained that she never wants to resort to cosmetic surgery.

“I just think beautiful skin is the best thing,” she commented. “I’m trying to be better at having facials and maintenance. I don’t want to have surgery, so I just think you have to try and take care of what you’ve got.”

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Sienna Miller wishes her old movies focused on women

Sienna Miller wishes she could remake her old movies and focus instead on the female characters.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the British actress voiced her frustrations about the lack of substance in some of her past roles, including Br…

Sienna Miller wishes she could remake her old movies and focus instead on the female characters.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the British actress voiced her frustrations about the lack of substance in some of her past roles, including Bradley Cooper’s wife Taya in American Sniper and Mark Ruffalo’s significant other Nancy Schultz in Foxcatcher, and said she wishes the stories could be retold from their point of view.

“In many cases, I still fantasise about going and retelling the entire movie from my character’s perspective,” she said.

Sienna is “most proud of” her role in the upcoming American Woman, which focuses on her character Debra Callahan, a single mother who has to raise her grandson after her daughter goes missing.

And the 37-year-old credits the #MeToo movement in Hollywood for making an impact on the amount of female-driven stories being told on the big screen.

“It’s the kind of film that is being made today, I think, because of a shift in our industry to focus on telling female stories,” she explained. “I wonder whether people would have been interested in looking at that kind of story. Studios are being much more cautious in how they value women, how they treat women.”

And she was impressed with how her gritty character Debra was received by audiences, who grew to love the single mother during the course of the movie, which follows her over 11 years.

“Men who have seen the film are really shocked by this slutty, messy woman and really loved her by the end,” she noted. “Not one of them asked where the father (of her child) is.”

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Sienna Miller wants more female character studies in Hollywood

Sienna Miller wants to see more female-driven character studies onscreen. The 37-year-old stars in American Woman as Debra, whose only daughter disappears overnight, and she must live her life without knowing if her child is dead or alive. During an…

Sienna Miller wants to see more female-driven character studies onscreen.

The 37-year-old stars in American Woman as Debra, whose only daughter disappears overnight, and she must live her life without knowing if her child is dead or alive.

During an interview with Variety, Miller was quick to note that there aren’t many parts for women which allow them to explore the depth and drama of a character for the full-length of a movie.

“A woman that begins as one person and ends as another, to be able to explore that arc was just unheard of,” the mother-of-one explained. “To get that kind of role – it’s very rare. I hope that it will happen more and more for women and female stories.”

Miller stars alongside Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks in the drama, and the Mad Men star heaped praise on her co-star, believing her performance is worthy of an Academy Award.

“She definitely deserves (an Oscar nomination),” Hendricks stated. “Every scene I was in with her was ‘wow.'”

Will Sasso, who plays Debra’s brother-in-law Terry, compared watching Miller transform into her grief-stricken character on set to a virtual reality experience.

“Sienna is on fire in this film. It was like the most amazing VR game. I got to experience American Woman the VR experience,” he added.

Miller was quick to reciprocate the praise of her co-stars’ performances by saying, “Everybody just stripped themselves down and was completely raw and open. There was no ego around. No pretension.”

American Woman is set to be released in the U.K. in October.

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Sienna Miller won over American Woman director with ‘scrambled’ nature

Sienna Miller’s “scrambled” nature helped her land her new role in American Woman. The Alfie star portrays Debra Callahan in Jake Scott’s drama, about a single mother forced to raise her grandson after her teenage daughter goes missing, and her scatte…

Sienna Miller’s “scrambled” nature helped her land her new role in American Woman.

The Alfie star portrays Debra Callahan in Jake Scott’s drama, about a single mother forced to raise her grandson after her teenage daughter goes missing, and her scattered behaviour during her first meeting with the director actually worked in her favour.

Jake, the son of famed filmmaker Ridley Scott, was already very keen to secure Sienna’s involvement in the movie, because he recognised the range of her acting talents.

“She could do comedy, but she could also go very deep,” he told WENN. “For example, she’s really subtle in American Sniper and gives an exquisite performance. And she was great in Foxcatcher as well. Both of those portrayals were so beautifully heartfelt. It was one of those meetings that I wanted to go well, because I really thought she was right for the part.”

And his hunch was spot on the moment the two came face-to-face.

“We met at a restaurant and she’d literally just finished working on (2016 crime drama) Live by Night the day before, so when she arrived she was understandably a bit scrambled,” Jake recalled.

“By the time she sat down at the table, all I could see was Deb. She was dropping things and her hair was all over the place. Honestly, it was very funny.”

American Woman was co-produced by Ridley, via his Scott Free Productions firm, and working together really helped Jake hone his skills as a filmmaker as it’s only his third feature length release to date, having made his name as a music video director.

“Having my dad as one of the producers on this project was great,” he said. “Obviously, his name makes a huge difference to the movie’s profile because he’s such an amazing artist.

“By now, I’ve been directing long enough that he only provides support when it’s asked for and where it’s needed. But before each new project, he always reminds me to have fun doing it, and I take that to heart because although it can be really tough making a film, it’s still just a movie. Where he gets more involved is during post-production – he had a lot to say when he saw the first cut.”

His feedback must have paid off – American Woman garnered generally positive reviews from critics following its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and is currently on limited release in North America.

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Sienna Miller outlines directing ambitions

Sienna Miller is hoping to step behind the camera and direct one day.Numerous big-name stars juggle directing work alongside acting, such as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck, and it looks like Sienna could soon make that list after she sh…

Sienna Miller is hoping to step behind the camera and direct one day.

Numerous big-name stars juggle directing work alongside acting, such as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck, and it looks like Sienna could soon make that list after she shared her filmmaking ambitions during an interview with Variety.

“One day, I would (like to direct),” she stated, adding: “I don’t think I’m there yet. It’s such an enormous commitment.

“I think I’m going to start producing. I’m basically optioning books at the moment. I have set up a company and I’m reading things, and it feels like now is the time. I think I have a really strong understanding of the sensibility that I like, how to get a film made and what stories I want to tell.”

Since her breakout role in 2004’s Layer Cake, the 36-year-old has become known for her roles in indie movies, and her latest film, American Woman, is no different.

Starring alongside Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks in the drama, about a woman who raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing, Sienna shared that she had an “intuitive understanding” of the part as soon as she read the script.

And in the wake of the Time’s Up movement, which rallies against sexual harassment in the workplace, the English star is certain that roles for actresses in independent films are getting better.

“I think as the cultural shift in terms of gender equality, I think the content is incredibly female-driven, which is something I never really experienced before,” she said. “I think, psychologically, to a lot of people, it’s given them confidence that they never had before. I certainly feel that in myself. I’m sure I can credit that to this movement. I think that people are very conscious of just casting somebody as the wife.”

American Woman premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (09Sep18).

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