For the project, each actress got behind the camera to tell the story of a real Glamour reader.
Eva's short film is about Alex, a 35 year old who gets a double mastectomy. The Desperate Housewife explains:
"First of all, it was a surprisingly humorous story for such a serious topic. It also demonstrated the camaraderie and close friendship of a group of women who are trying to help their friend give her boobs a proper send-off before her double mastectomy. And it had a great story arc. These are short films, and you need to be able to tell a story in less than 20 minutes."
Zoe's short focuses on Kaylien, a school girl who is autistic and feels like an alien. Saldana was inspired by the story after her 7 year old niece was bullied and thought "shedding light" on that was important.
Saldana also cast some big names in the 20 minute flick: her The Words co-star Bradley Cooper and Malin Ackerman.
As for Olivia, she's using the experience to make herself a better actress. She said:
"I’ve always kind of mourned the small number of female directors in this business and I kind of complain about it a lot without doing anything. So instead of whining about there being a lack of female directors, why don’t I become one and create my own story."
All three of the films are set to premiere on October 24th at the Directors Guild of America Theater here in El Lay.
[Images courtesy of WWD.]