Grace Gummer Rises Up

It’s not uncommon for a Hollywood actress in President Trump’s America to be politically outspoken, be it with a widely shared Instagram post or appearances at the Women’s March. It’s perhaps even more expected when your mother is Meryl Streep, whose 2017 Golden Globes speech led to her being called “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” by Trump in a tweet following the ceremony.
But while Grace Gummer, 31, has forged her own career with roles in “The Newsroom” and “Good Girls Revolt” — and last year joined one of the most beloved shows on television, “Mr. Robot,” which returns for a third season on Oct. 11 — she remains her mother’s daughter and, with a series of film roles in the cards for 2018, feels the need for her work to have meaning now more than ever.
Sporting rusty red hair dyed for her “Mr. Robot” character Dominique, the naturally brunette Gummer says wryly that she was doubtful she would win the role on the Rami Malek-led series because she lacks “any sense of my own talent.”
“I feel like I’m very much aware of myself and how I am perceived to the world; I’m very much in

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