Generating herself some exposure, Emma Stone graces the cover of W magazine’s February Best Performances issue.
The actress strips down for the cover shot by Juergen Teller and opens up about her latest role in ‘Gangster Squad‘ and the Oscars.
On the costumes in ‘Gangster Squad’: ”Those undergarments were pretty demanding. It’s time-consuming to put on a bustier and a little corset every day. But you’re immediately more poised than you would be in modern-day clothes.”
On attending the Oscars: ”At first, when you go to premieres and award shows, you’re thinking, ‘How the hell am I here? All these people I’ve never met are here, and it’s so cool!’ And then, as time goes on, it’s a little bit like, ‘Ah . . . it’s more like work.’ There are only a couple of events where I’ve truly felt, that was an awesome night — and the Oscars was one of them.”
On taking on more serious film roles: ”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.”
Jennifer Lawrence gets feathered as she covers the October 2012 issue of Wmagazine.
The ‘Hunger Games‘ actress who just started shooting the second installment in the franchise , ‘Catching Fire,’ discusses her experience with award season, on being famous and on getting older.
Here are some highlights from Jennifer’s interview:
On going to award shows: ”It’s an honor and an overwhelming compliment, but it’s also a kind of bizarre thing. All of a sudden you’re at these parties and everybody’s famous, and you feel like a loser. By the time of the actual Oscars, I was so sick of fittings and trains and corsets and people asking ‘What are you going to wear?’ I had to go on a diet, because at all the parties there’s champagne and hors d’oeuvres. I ate so much! I think I wore two Spanx on the night of the awards.”
On fame: ”Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality—because it’s very far from normal. But I still love movies. I’m just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else.”
On getting older: ”I started out fearless, and now I’m terrified. You do become more aware of your mortality as you get older. When you’re little, you jump on any wild horse. Then you get a little bit older and realize how fragile life is, and you’re more careful. I’ve been through a lot. I mean, I’ve been nude and painted blue! [Laughs] Truthfully, a lot has happened in a short time.”
Promoting his upcoming film, ‘Rock of Ages,’ Tom Cruise covers the June 2012 issue of W Magazine.
The 49-year-old actor who is covered in tattoos and surrounded by models, Edita Vilkeviciute and Abbey Lee Kershaw, shows off his rock star side in the Mario Sorrenti spread.
In the issue Tom opens up about taking on a musical, “Kate [Holmes, Cruise’s wife] loves musicals. She sings and dances, and we kind of went through the history of musicals together. And Suri loved Hairspray. With kids, you watch everything over and over; I watched Hairspray 15 times with Suri. I thought Adam Shankman did a great job directing the movie, so I arranged to meet him and said, “Where’s our musical?” He came back and said, “Rock of Ages.” We went and saw it in L.A., and for me…I didn’t know how to play the character like that. I had to find my own Stacee Jaxx.”
Cruise also talked about pushing the envelope with sexuality in the film, “I knew we had to push the sexuality because of the nature of the character and the songs. He’s singing, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Adam has a sweetness with this stuff, so you can push things pretty hard. With Malin, I thought of Susan Sarandon in The Rocky Horror Picture Show—incredibly sexy and very sweet.”