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Emma Stone cover

‘Gangster Squad’ star Emma Stone covers W’s February Best Performances issue wearing a Marc Jacobs leather jacket and bra.

Emma is one of the 32 actors featured in this issue’s incredible celebrity portfolio by photographer Juergen Teller that captures the zeitgeist of Hollywood today.

In the rest of the editorial we see a pure, unvarnished Emma stripped of Hollywood glamour showcasing honest emotion wearing Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and Balmain.

The girl of the moment talks to W about staying serious while filming dramas, her reaction to her Oscar presentation last year to Ben Stiller and what movie made her cry.

Read more over at Wmagazine.com or check out the extracts below.

On whether it’s difficult to stay serious in dramas: “In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted.”

On the reaction to her Oscar presentation last year with Ben Stiller: “Thanks. Though a lot of people thought it was something else: When I came offstage, they were saying, “You were so drunk!” And I wasn’t. Not until after… ”

On what movie made her cry: “The end of City Lights makes me cry every time I see it—when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. She’s always thought that he was a millionaire, but he was really a tramp. She feels his hand and says, “You?” And he nods. He says, “You can see now?” And she says, “Yes, I can see now.” They cut back to his face, and he lights up like you’ve never seen. That last line—“Yes, I can see now”—has so many meanings. It’s echoed in every great romantic movie since then and in every great moment of life. ”

Credit: Juergen Teller for W Magazine

Marion Cotillard graces the December cover of W Magazine wearing Dior Couture, of course.

The French actress wore this same coat in black last week, whereas LeeLee Sobieski wore the same red coat during Fashion Week.

Tim Walker shot the cover and the accompanying editorial, featuring the actress wearing pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Lanvin, Valentino and a very avant-garde Iris Van Herpen look.

With ‘Rust and Bone’ set to hit theatres on November 23rd, Marion talked to the mag about her acting inspiration, her childhood, her first American movie, ‘Big Fish’, and her Oscar experience.

You can read some highlights below. The whole interview can be read over at Wmagazine.com.

On her acting inspiration: “Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother’s favorite actress was Greta Garbo.”

On whether she was a dramatic child: “I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul—something more than just my soul. I wasn’t enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it.”

On her first major American movie Big Fish: “I was a big fan of Beetlejuice, and I really wanted to work with Tim Burton. I remember I kept the pages of the scenes under my pillow for a month. I don’t know if that’s why I got the part, but I know I wished for it every night.”

On her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses…I love actresses. I love them! When there’s a movie without an actress in it, I miss something. Without a woman, it’s not the same.”

Credit: Tim Walker for W Magazine

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This November marks the 40th anniversary of W magazine and the start of a year long celebration of their rich history of storytelling through fashion photography.

The oversized November anniversary issue, which hits national newsstands on October 23, features Keira Knightley, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson who were transformed into an iconic look from the past four decades for each of their covers which were shot by Steven Klein.

Keira channels the 00s wearing a Chanel tweed jacket, red hot lips and a platinum blonde Tilda Swinton-esqe do.

Wearing a flame-coloured wig and striking eye makeup, Mia channels the 80s donning a Balenciaga dress with colourful Solange Azagury-Partridge statement earrings.

Sporting a bob hairdo, Rooney channels the 70s wearing Prada and an Albertus Swanepoel hat.

Even with the nose ring and two-tone hair, Scarlett still oozes sex appeal wearing Dolce & Gabbana and red hot lips for her 90s cover.

Click on their names above to read their interviews.

Credit: W Magazine and Steven Klein

Penelope Cruz looked typically gorgeous on the cover of W Magazine’s September 2012 issue to promote her upcoming movie ‘Venuto al Mondo’.

Channelling her inner 80s supermodel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott capture her unique beauty wearing a Givenchy navy turtleneck with a spectacular Lynn Ban 18k gold-plate and lapis necklace and Yves Saint Laurent gloves.

Inside the magazine, Penelope discusses her first audition, her cinematic soulmate Pedro Almodovar, her first meeting with Woody Allen and the key to doing comedy.

Pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on August 21 or head to WMagazine.com.

On whether it was complicated for her and co-star Javier Bardem to speak Spanish in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, when director Woody Allen didn’t speak the language: “He gave us the script he wrote in English, and he gave us the freedom to translate and improvise. Woody told me recently that he still doesn’t know if we are talking about the atomic bomb. And it’s the same thing in To Rome With Love—he doesn’t speak Italian. I translated my lines. So he still doesn’t know what I am saying.” Read more…

‘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.” Read more…




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