RADAR FO­CUS

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Meet Di­et­land break­out Joy Nash; plus, we re­veal what’s on Avengers star Pom Kle­men­ti­eff’s own radar.

The up-and-come r is so ex­cited about her new TV series, Diet land (the beauty-in­dus­try-set re­venge-fan­tasy drama adapted from Sarai Walker’ s 2015 best seller of the same name ), that she’ s will­ing to wake up for an early-morn­ing in­ter­view while on a girls trip in Las Vegas.

Here’s what we learned about the ac­tress and the show.

1) She was con­vinced she wasn’t go­ing to get the role of ghost­writ­ing ad­vice colum­nist Plum Ket­tle on the AMC show. (Coles Notes version: Plum is re­cruited by a fem­i­nist ac­tivist group to help chal­lenge our diet-and-beauty-ob­sessed world.) “The book was the best thing I’d read in for­ever. I wanted to be in­volved in any way pos­si­ble. I de­cided to make a tape be­cause I thought I wouldn’t get an au­di­tion. I hadn’t had one in for­ever!”

2) Ju­lianna Mar­gulies (who plays Plum’s catty ed­i­tor-in-chief, Kitty) schooled her on the im­por­tance of be­ing pre­pared. “She’s such a pro. She taught me that there are a hun­dred peo­ple in­volved in any given take, and any one of them could screw it up and we’d have to do it all over again. I’m not go­ing to be the rea­son that we’re there for so many ex­tra hours.”

3) She just wants women to stop be­ing so hard on them­selves al­ready. “I fol­low peo­ple on so­cial me­dia who look like me—plus-size women who are happy and fat. Look­ing at other women can in­vite com­par­i­son, but I don’t think it has to. You can be your­self and some­body else can be her­self and that’s fine. Let’s be col­lab­o­ra­tive, not com­pet­i­tive.”

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