Loves tra­di­tional gifts for Christ­mas

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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