Namor Has Had An On-And-Off Affair With Invisible Woman
There was a time when Namor was shell of himself – stricken with amnesia and suffering from PTSD due to memories of his World War II service. The Atlantean prince remained a derelict for years while away from his home until he was discovered by Johnny Storm, who shaved off his beard with his flame and dumped him in a river, restoring his memories of who he is. Unfortunately, this also was what triggered Namor’s signature hate for the surface, putting him at odds with the Fantastic Four, but also triggering a certain attraction to one of the superhero team’s members.
Namor’s crush on Sue Storm has never truly faltered and, to make matters worse, the wife and crime fighting partner of Reed Richards, has expressed feeling the same way and even left Mr. Fantastic for the Sub-Mariner at one time. This display, ranging from playful flirting to undeniable romance still lasts to this day, last showing signs in Marvel Comics’ King of Black storyline in December 2020.
But opening up about her personal life has never been easy for the star, who is an Emmy frontrunner again for her starring role as therapist Dr. Brooke Taylor in the HBO drama series, In Treatment. “It’s hard because even though I talk a lot, I’m not much of a sharer,” she tells Glamour. “So that’s been a challenge.”
But it’s also been cathartic, especially after a traumatic year. Aduba’s mother, Nonyem, passed away in November from cancer, and to know Aduba is to know how close the two were, and the influence she had—and still has—on her daughter’s life.
“Talking about her has been a really healthy reminder that you don’t have to suffer in silence in this life, that there’s people in this world who are standing in support of you, who want to know how you are, and are genuine when they ask that question,” she says. “So that’s been great, and the show has also been a great reminder of what suffering in silence and losing track of your pain can look like; what happens when you don’t reach out. It’s a healthy reminder to talk about what you’re going through.”
It’s also an important lesson in finding the small things that bring Aduba joy, whether it’s an at-home facial or a Real Housewives marathon. “It’s OK to not be OK,” she says. “When someone asks, ‘How are you?,’ you don’t have to say, ‘I’m great’ if you’re feeling sad or low or whatever. Don’t invalidate your feelings.”
So in the spirit of self-care, we asked the 40-year-old to tell us what she finds comfort in now, for Glamour‘s latest edition of Your Fave’s Faves.
The TV series that always helps me relax
Real Housewives! All of them! When we were filming In Treatment, I was behind on Real Housewives of New York, but I caught up on that when we first started; and then when we were filming, Salt Lake City premiered. I’m currently watching Beverly Hills. When I would come home from filming—and this is true for quite a few projects—I take a break by finding out what the ladies are up to and what’s happening in their world.
My go-to essentials for a DIY facial
During the pandemic, I realized how much I really loved facials, so I bought a little steamer on Amazon that I could set on a table prop. It looks like R2D2 and cost about $40-$50. I just put it on a stool that I have with some books piled on top of it and I lay on my couch, put on a clay mask, and do a facial! Sometimes I use the Queen Helene mask, the green kind. Now I use Linda Ross, a facialist in LA. I love her entire line, but she has this colostrum mask that you put that’s also like a clay one that you let dry. She also has a micro-dermabrasion scrub to take a layer off. I love her moisturizer too. It’s just so good. And then I put on some super chill music like Sade or H.E.R.
Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque
My favorite way to find inner peace
I love to take walks. Whatever conversation I’ve been avoiding with God, I’ve had it by the time I’ve come back from a walk. I really do enjoy it. And I love flowers. Ordering flowers, picking up flowers, rearranging flowers, all of it.
The most comfortable loungewear
I have this white linen, knee-length nightgown from La Cera. It’s so beautiful. It’s lounge-about-the-house-wear. I also love a robe. I have numerous robes! And especially one that has pockets and an inside and outside tie. Then you can get real comfortable in it. I really like the waffle robes. And I love this rainbow onesie that my entire family has. I originally got them over Christmas the year before last.
The books currently on my nightstand
The Alchemist. That’s a book that has followed me since college; every time I read, it comes right into my consciousness, like when there’s a big transition about to happen in my life or a big life-change. It just recently came into my space, and I like that it’s getting really simple and clear about the journey and what I’m seeking and why. And my dear friend, Esther, gave me this book called Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter. I haven’t started it, but it’s supposed to be really catching. It’s on my nightstand right now.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Grief is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel by Max Porter
The most soothing body cream
I love Nivea Créme. I’ll use the lotion if it’s there, but I love the cream because it works, full stop. It will take care of dry skin in all climates. It smells incredible, and my mom loved it, too. It immediately transports me back to when I was a little girl and I’d be in my mom’s room watching her get ready to go somewhere. She was huge into skincare and fashion and beauty, and I loved having that time together. She was a big Lancôme girl, which is probably why I love their skincare as well.
Music, food, dancing, parades, and speeches are standard at Juneteenth celebrations, but the constraints of the pandemic have seen many major Juneteenth events go virtual. There are virtual cookouts, virtual book groups, Juneteenth-themed face masks, and a full weekend of virtual festivals.
Mariah Williams, a 21-year-old living in Southern California, didn’t grow up celebrating Juneteenth, but her family acknowledged the holiday, and she never felt connected to Fourth of July. “My dad has always said, ‘Independence Day for whom exactly? Because you and me would have still been in chains in the 1700s,’” she says. “I definitely want to see more Black Americans embracing Juneteenth as our true independence day, and I want to see all American citizens accept Juneteenth as a part of this country’s history.”
“We can celebrate everything that we love about America without missing the opportunity to point out that it’s bittersweet,” says Garrett-Scott. “Juneteenth commemorates the waiting and the longing of those enslaved people in Texas, which resonates with today—there is a way to celebrate the greatness of this country and not neglect to highlight how far we still have to go.”
Since the ’70s, Garrett-Scott says, Juneteenth celebrations have spread outside of the South to the rest of the U.S., and even internationally, through art and music festivals and parades. “They were never exclusively Black—they were always really inclusive, and wanted people from all ethnicities and races to come and celebrate this moment and also the wonderfulness of Black culture.”
Juneteenth isn’t the only historic day that has ever commemorated the end of slavery—there’s Watch Night and Emancipation Proclamation Day—but it’s one that has gained momentum. “Juneteenth really highlights the perspective of the folks who got the news—the folks who were the last to know,” Ball says. The African Americans of Galveston were not the only group of enslaved people who waited even longer than they should have had to for freedom, but their predicament captures the painful poignancy of going from enslavement to liberation. “Celebrating Juneteenth privileges that perspective and it captures the joy,” Ball says. “And it becomes a community celebration. It becomes something that people can put together with friends, family, and community, as opposed to a message that’s delivered from on high, and that’s what a good celebration is ultimately.”
On June 19, we’ll remember those people in Galveston, hearing the sound of Union horses arriving, waiting for true, complete, freedom. Over 150 years have passed, and Black Americans are still waiting for the true freedom that comes from being safe from police brutality and systemic racism.
As the novelist Ralph Ellison wrote in his posthumous novel, “There’ve been a heap of Juneteenths gone by and there’ll be a heap more before we’re free.”
Echoing him, Dillard, the 17-year-old organizer from New Jersey, says, “I’ve grown up in a generation that has seen America’s first Black president, but I’ve also grown up in a generation that has seen people who look like our brothers and our best friends get gunned down in the street.” In other words, the work is far from finished.
“We want to not only celebrate the victories and the progress that we’ve been making in our Black Lives Matter movement, but also to just come together and recognize the importance that this particular moment in history has for every group of people.”
Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her onTwitter.
Justin Lin brought Han, who’d first appeared in his film Better Luck Tomorrow, into the Fast and Furious fold in 2006 for Tokyo Drift. Although the character died in his first foray into the Fast franchise, the character has been part of each of Lin’s movies from the series including 2009’s Fast & Furious, 2011’s Fast Five and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. For the two movies in the main Fast & Furious film series Lin has been away, fans have been campaigning for #JusticeForHan, and we’ll seemingly get it for F9.
Green Hills, Montana may be a small town, but it takes more than one law enforcement officer to look after its citizens. As such, Tom Wachowski is aided by his chief deputy, Wade Whipple, played by Happy Endings and Crossing Swords actor Adam Pally. Wade was present in Sonic the Hedgehog’s final battle to try and stop Dr. Robtnik from hurting Tom, and he got to see Sonic battle the mad scientist. Aside from presumably still working with Tom as his chief deputy, it’s unclear how Wade will fit into Sonic the Hedgehog 2, though it’s reasonable to expect him to provide more comedic relief.
Billie Eilish has long been an advocate of being close and personal with her fans, often stopping to talk with them on tour or going on Instagram Live to answer their questions and video chat with them one on one. These days, the singer is the biggest 19-year-old on the planet, and she recognizes she can no longer share everything. There’s also a larger microscope being placed on her as a whole, and anything she does and says could be recorded, kept and published, such as these video clips.
Donnie Yen’s description of the moment would have anyone going through the motions. Thankfully, he was able to react quickly before Mike Tyson could’ve knocked him out or worse. Having grown up watching Tyson in the boxing ring, his punches were damaging and his reach was otherworldly. So, missing Yen’s head (barely) and destroying a sandbag was just a small taste of his legendary skills.
Obviously everyone’s health and safety is important when making a movie, but when the muse strikes, you sometimes have to walk that line. Also, if you look at the lighting on the train in that part of the trailer, it looks like it would have taken a lot of force to even get anywhere with stealing such an object. Thankfully, everyone went home unscathed, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway didn’t involve any mayhem that couldn’t be handled. Still, this is a moment too good not to wind up on the blooper reel in the future.
Most recently, E.L. James has continued to explore Christian Grey through novels written from his perspective instead of Anastasia Steele’s. In 2015, she released Grey, which retold the first book before Darker’s release in 2017 and most recently with Freed, which came out at the top of this month. Here’s another Twitter tribute for Christian Grey: