‘Prometheus’ co-stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender steam up the cover for W magazine’s August 2012 issue.

The South-African actress looks ravishing wearing a Dior Archive dress with a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver necklace on the cover, but if you think that’s hot, you should check out the rest of the editorial.

Mario Sorrenti captures the actors up close and very personal in several shots with Fassbender mostly topless and Charlize smouldering wearing a Dolce & Gabbana silk bodysuit, an Yves Saint Laurent metal chain dress and an Agent Provocateur leather bodysuit.

In the issue Charlize talks to the mag about the first time she saw her co-star, going into space and whether she prefers a death scene or a sex scene.

Read more over at wmagazine.com.

Charlize Theron: On whether she prefers a death scene or a sex scene:
“It depends on who you’re doing the sex scene with. I don’t have issues being naked [pauses]. That sounds very slutty… What I mean is, I’m not hung up on my body, and I’ve been lucky to work with people I’ve been really comfortable with.”

On if she’d go into space after making “Prometheus”: “If space is not the world of Ridley Scott, I’d go. When I watched Prometheus at a screening, I got so scared, I elbowed the metal chair next to me. I still have a little scar from it.”

On the first time she saw costar Michael Fassbender in a film: “‘Hunger.’ A friend said, ‘You have to see this movie. It’s the best thing I’ve seen in my entire life.’ I thought, Just chill out, okay? But I was absolutely blown away by it. It was, like, all bets are off from now on. This is the guy.”

Michael Fassbender:
On how Michael prepped for his ‘David’ role in “Prometheus”:
“At first I was thinking about the Alien films, or Blade Runner—those robots were very human. I decided to make him more robotlike but with human elements within. I looked for inspiration in David Bowie and Greg Louganis… When you read a script, certain images or names pop up, and for some reason, Greg Louganis came up. I knew I wanted to have good posture and a sort of economy of movement. It was the way Louganis walked to the edge of the diving board—I always thought it was mesmerizing.”

Credit: Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine