Rami Malek, Yalitza Aparicio and Tessa Thompson discuss changes in Hollywood as Vanity Fair celebrates the most diverse cover yet

The Vanity Fair Hollywood issue is out (Picture: EMMANUEL CHIVO LUBEZKI/VANITY FAIR)

The Vanity Fair annual Hollywood issue brings together the biggest names on both the big and small screen, for a swanky AF photoshoot.

And this year’s cover – to celebrate the 25th annual – is the most diverse yet.

A string of Oscar nominees – including Rami Malek, Yalitza Aparicio, Regina King and Chadwick Boseman – are among those who opened up about the changes they’ve noticed in the industry, after a testing few years.

Nicholas Hoult, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Tessa Thompson also got in on the action for the star-studded shoot, alongside Henry Golding, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington.

Yalitza, Rami, Regina and Nicholas discussed the diversity in Hollywood (Picture: EMMANUEL CHIVO LUBEZKI/VANITY FAIR)

Discussing the attitude in Hollywood at the moment, Rami admitted he hopes that the magic around film and music can still survive another 25 years on.

‘My sincere hope is that the magic and legendary history of film that has had such a profound impact on us still exists in 25 years,’ he said.

‘We all have such fond, indelible moments of being in the cinema, and I would be so heartbroken to know that future generations would miss out on that.’

And Tessa opened up about the ‘optimism’ she has for the ‘real’ changes she sees in the industry.

The Thor star, 35, told the publication: ‘I’m optimistic about the real activism happening inside of the industry and the conversations about equity that are creating material changes.’

Tessa has ‘optimism’ for the changes she sees in the industry (Picture: EMMANUEL CHIVO LUBEZKI/VANITY FAIR)

While Marvel co-star Chadwick vowed this level of diversity will be the norm going forward.

‘The actors who are within the pages of this issue give new breath of what Hollywood is and what Hollywood is going to be,’ the 41-year-old continued.

‘And that’s in terms of diversity, ethnicity, gender, and the type of work that we’re doing.’

Yalitza, who starred as Cleo in Roma, explained that her working with an Oscar-winning director’s film marked a huge change for Hollywood.

‘While my time in the business has been short, it has been a source of pride and hope for many people to see someone that looks like me — an indigenous person — starring in an Oscar-winning director’s film,’ the 25-year-old said.

‘And a big change for Hollywood.’

Yalitza just made history as she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at this year’s Oscars, thanks to her role in hit Roma – which has earned ten nods.

And she has become the first ever indigenous woman to be nominated in the category in history.

She gave fans a glimpse into how she celebrated the nod on Instagram, sharing a video as she watched the nominations ceremony live on her laptop.

And, judging from the amount of screaming and crying when her name was announced, we’re expecting big things from her potential winner’s speech.

Vanity Fair’s annual issue is available on the iPhone, Kindle, and other devices, on 29 January, and on national newsstands from 5 February.

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