on August 17, 2012 - 1:34pm
Chelsea Handler is Marie Claire @ Work's September 2012 cover girl. The funny lady of late night on E! is featured wearing a sleek, deep merlot colored suiting ensemble and looks lovely with natural makeup and flowing blonde tresses.
The 37-year-old talked about her career ambitions, the cancellation of her show, Are You There, Chelsea on NBC, her relationship with Ted Harbert and on talking less celebrity gossip on Chelsea Lately.
Chelsea on being driven with her career: “I don’t like to be that aggressive or ambitious. I know it doesn’t seem like that, but I don’t feel like, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this, I’ve got to do that.’ I have severe ADD, and I’m constantly looking to amuse myself.”
Chelsea on the cancellation of Are You There, Chelsea?: "Creatively, it was a really good lesson, and I knew I was due for one. I can't just throw my name on something and hope everybody gets it. Everything I've done has been really fortuitous, but you don't learn a lot when everything's easy all the time."
On her relationship with E!’s Ted Harbert: “I would come home from work, and Ted would be like, ‘Do you want to watch your show?’ and I’d be like, ‘No, I just came from my show. That’s the last thing I’d want to do.’ That was the reason it didn’t work out, ultimately. I think.”
On wanting to tackle more serious issues on Chelsea Lately: “There was a period of time when I started getting antsy and was like, ‘Ugh, I can’t sit here and gossip anymore.’ I want to talk more about politics and human-interest stories, like when somebody shoots somebody else at a drive-through over Chicken McNuggets–stupid stuff like that.”
Will you be picking up a copy of the magazine? Read more with Chelsea at MarieClaire.com!
~Christy Pastore @christypastore