Loves traditional gifts for Christmas
The 34-year-old actress has been thinking about what four-year-old Marlowe - her child with her former partner Tom Sturridge - would love as a gift and has decided the traditional toy is the thing to get her to put a smile on her face when December 25th rolls around. Speaking to Vogue Australia, Sienna said: "For my daughter, maybe a rocking horse would be nice. That just came to me ... My favorite Christmas memory was last year when for the first time my daughter was aware of what Christmas was and she saw her stocking at the end of her cot." Although she has a present plan for Marlowe, the 'Foxcatcher' star admits she leaves everything to the last minute when it comes to present shopping and is the sort of person you will see "crying in a department store" on Christmas Eve. Sienna - who stars in the 2016 Burberry Festive Film - admitted: "I love getting pyjamas - I buy people what I like to get. I gave everybody pyjamas last year that were really beautiful and I think make women feel kind of special ... But honestly I'm that person on Christmas Eve who's running around crying in a department store. So I end up being wildly overgenerous because it's last minute. I'm good at giving gifts, but I'm not organized." The blonde beauty's favorite thing about the holiday season is that she gets a chance to take a break from her career and reconnect with her family. Sienna likes nothing more than slipping into a comfortable set of pyjamas and relaxing with her loved ones, even though they would prefer it if she dressed up.
The 56-year-old director has been praised for his ability to give strong voices to the women in his works - such as Taraji P Henson's role of convicted criminal Cookie Lyon in television series 'Empire' - and has revealed he writes women in the way he does because he thinks "women are far more complicated". Speaking on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', the 'Precious' director said: "They (women) are smarter than men. "I just think women are far more complicated, and I find that they are really interesting and fascinating to write for. So yeah, so most of my work comes from crazy Cookie's and such, you know." And 'The Paperboy' producer is set to continue the theme of strong women into his next project 'Star', which sees Queen Latifah take on the role of Carlotta Brown, the owner of a beauty salon who is the surrogate mother to three girls trying to achieve musical stardom. Previously, Lee stated that he wrote 'Star' with the intention of reversing television stereotypes, by making "the black girl to be rich". He said: "It's not just about the girls finding family. We're talking about race. "At the time, (Donald) Trump was not president. But I knew we were at civil war. I wanted this girl in this girl group to be white. I wanted her to have a sister who was half-black. And I wanted the black girl to be rich. And then I wanted them to tear each other apart because you know there are no girl groups. "The reason that there are no girl groups is that they only last a couple of years." 'Star' is set to premiere on Fox today.