strong>Emma Stone’s July 2012 Vogue cover photo leaked a while back, but now we have the official photos from the shoot and they’re pretty awesome. Some of you weren’t fans of the cover, expressing some serious photoshop concerns but I think these official pictures look more natural. And we have to remember that Emma Stone does not look like pretty little Jules from Superbad anymore. She’s wearing her natural hair color (blonde) and she’s lost weight, as many Hollywood-bound actresses are prone to do around here. And she looks amazing! In my opinion. You decide if the look is working for you– check out Emma in Vogue, inside.
Photography by Mario Testino
With her multi-strap shoes and all.
I’ve also gotta read the full story– I’d be interested to see what they were able to get out of her. From the excerpt below, it seems that somebody was able to get a lot out of her co-star/bf Andrew Garfield. He does a lot of gushing, but as long as he can refrain from jumping atop any couches, they should be fine :)
This summer finds 23-year-old Emma Stone dangling from the rooftops in her blockbuster breakout as Peter Parker’s brainy blonde girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man—and gracing her first-ever cover of Vogue. With photos shot by Mario Testino, Stone cultivates a persona all her own, an innate, antic glamour that’s inspired as much by Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall style as Lanvin and Giambattista Valli. And in July’s profile, Nathan Heller encounters the actress at the cusp of a pivotal transformation in her young career, after earning her reputation as Hollywood’s go-to girl for strong, spunky characters bridging unreconciled worlds, going brunette for her Superbad audition and making her move from comedy to The Help. “Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river and never holding on to the sides,” says her Spider-Man costar Andrew Garfield. “From the start. To the end. Spontaneous. In the moment. Present. Terrifying. Vital. The only way acting with someone should be.” In our cover story, Stone recounts what it’s like to see her childhood dreams come true (appearing at the Oscars in February, hosting Saturday Night Live); confesses to a history of panic attacks and how she learned, growing up in Arizona, to channel that anxiety into laughter (“Comedy was my sport”); and reveals how she launched into acting at the age of fourteen (to convince her parents to let her move to L.A. to pursue her dream, she made a PowerPoint presentation). That may have been her first major performance—now, as Spider-Man leaps into theaters, we’ll see her hanging from the precipice, perfectly poised for her next big moment.
Emma Stone fans, your thoughts??? Oh and here’s a question. It occurred to me that Emma, like a lot of actresses, looks more like a model. Which is kind of the point. She is one the cover of Vogue. But could we ever live in a world where actresses didn’t have to look like models (or at least model-ish)? Or is that not the world we want to live in. Maybe the point is that in this world we get to see the actresses we love turn into beautiful models (sort of, or at least for photo shoots), and that satisfies the craving for both talent and beauty. Just some early Sunday morning thoughts…0