The last of the three digital covers for Grazia USA features Kate Bosworth.
The Hollywood actress, producer, and KIND.EST founder was photographed by LA-based photographer and director, Sasha Samsonova wearing a look from the Miu Miu Spring 2021 collection.
Grazia USA Editor-in-Chief David Thielebeule noted: “Grazia USA celebrates the women changing it all, and there is no better testament to that ethos than Kate Bosworth. Already a major star in her own right, she founded KIND.EST during the pandemic to bring more joy, honesty, and kindness into the world at a time when it’s so sorely needed. Photographed by Sasha Samsonova and styled by Petra Flannery, Kate’s cover is a tribute to bold, powerful and kind women changing the world.”
When COVID-19 put a pause on the routine activities of daily life, Kate noted: “Like everyone, I feel the emotional rollercoaster from day to day. We couldn’t sit around and watch a year pass by and press pause.” She instead used the time to focus on building KIND.EST – a true labor of love.
“I think a lot of people see public figures and they think there must be a team of people behind the curtain, but every word is written by me, every photo is taken from me… It really is self-expression,” she said. In a sense, it’s the expression that’s the point. Asked about her future plans for the site, she admitted with a laugh, “I don’t have a two-year plan.”
Authenticity and the importance of mentorship are a consistent thread between all of Kate’s diverse projects. Take for example, Make Pictures Productions, founded with her husband, Michael Polish. Bosworth explained: “Imagine the number of scripts and projects that never came to fruition because we don’t have the gender equality or the diversity that we need to be able to tell the stories that are going to connect in a real way with our world.”
Expanding on this idea she said, “I purposefully wanted to be involved in every stage, so I could say be in these rooms and be more involved in the decision making of the stories that we see and consume.” The duo’s upcoming show Bring on the Dancing Horses is the production company’s first major release.
Kate praised the importance of mentorship, explaining: “Because I’m an only child… there has always been this kind of familiarity with loneliness… I was very shy and a little bit embarrassed to be honest and say, ‘I need help. I don’t know what I’m doing’… Now, being on the other side of that, it’s like, no, you have to ask for help.” Further to this idea, she said that “It takes a hell of a lot of courage to be vulnerable. One cannot exist without the other, and I love that. Every time I think, ‘Man, I’m about to write an article, or play a role, or produce a project where I feel really vulnerable,’ I always think the possibilities on the other side of that are so amazing.”
Kate revealed that she’s inspired by so many new talents around her as well. Reflecting on Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet-Laureate who most recently spoke at the Presidential Inauguration and Super Bowl, Bosworth said: “When I watched [Amanda Gorman], as everyone else did, just move us all and unite us all, I was bursting with pride. She’s a deeply knowledgeable human being, but the breadth and the depth of her soul goes far behind intellect… She’s here in the world to communicate to us and to help us communicate to ourselves and to communicate to others.”
You can read more of Kate’s interview over at GraziaMagazine.com, where you can also see the rest of her wearing Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Hermes, Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana in her editorial.
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