The 46-year old star of The Help uncovers her chic, edgy look for the February cover of Los Angeles Times Magazine by rocking her natural hair and designs by Marchesa, Jason Wu and Thierry Mugler.
In the interview, between cooing at her 19-month-old daughter and discussing her interest in producing and supporting black actors, she talks about growing up in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
"I never had a phone," she says, and surprisingly adds she "never watched the Oscars" either.
But she will be there Feb. 26 and possibly go home with a Best Actress trophy. Will you be watching and rooting for her?