Channing Tatum is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Channing Tatum is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine‘s August 2015 issue!

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Below are some excerpts fro the interview:

On whether or not he’d embrace his stripper past off screen:

“Well, we’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never. . . . I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’ It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people.”

On his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, ending his debate about whether he should forget the thongs for Magic Mike XXL:

“But my wife was like, ‘You cannot have a movie without these guys getting in thongs.'”

On how he and Jenna felt while recently watching their movie Step Up (2006):

“Me and Jenna just saw Step Up on TV, and we watched it for two seconds. We made that 10 years ago or something. It was hard because you’re like, ‘Wow, I remember it being so much better.’ Then other times you’re like, ‘I remember it being worse.’ Things happen that change your perspective. Not just your opinion but your windshield, your lens. Like you put on a 50-mm. [lens], then take that 50 off and put on a 16. Now you can see so much more, but you’re missing the little things. I think for a while I’m going to try to make movies that, even if they don’t make a dollar, I’ll still be so proud to be a part of them that it won’t matter.”

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Angelina Jolie is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Angelina Jolie is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s December 2014 issue!

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Below are some excerpts from the interview:

On her marriage to Brad Pitt: “It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

On her political activities: “When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility. But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful—I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.”

On befriending Louis Zamperini, the subject of her new film Unbroken: “It was an extremely moving experience to watch someone watching their own life…someone so physically strong… and they are at the stage where their body is giving up. And yet we laughed together, and talked about his mom. And being a man of such faith, he talked about all the people he believed he would be seeing on the other side. And that it would bring him peace. After a life of fighting, he could rest.”

For more on Angelina, visit Vanityfair.com!

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Robert Downey Jr. is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Robert Downey Jr. is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s October 2014 issue!

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Excerpts from the interview:

On his son Indio’s drug problems:

“He’s his mother’s son and my son, and he’s come up the chasm much quicker than we did. But that’s typical in the Information Age; things get accelerated. You’re confronted with histories and predispositions and influences and feelings and unspoken traumas or needs that weren’t met, and all of a sudden you’re three miles into the woods. Can you help someone get out of those woods? Yes, you can. By not getting lost looking for them. Pick a dysfunction and it’s a family problem.”

On playing Iron Man in the Marvel series:

“I’ve gone from being convinced that I am the sole integer in the approbation of a phenomenon to realizing that I was the lead in the first of a series of movies that created a chain reaction that, if everything didn’t fire the way it was supposed to, there’s no operator, no anything. And you go, O.K., life is doing something here that included me but did not require me. But, yes, that role means a lot. Marvel is kind of like this sacred brotherhood.”

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Amy Adams is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Amy Adams is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s January 2014 issue!

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“I’m not pregnant,” Amy Adams tells Vanity Fair contributor Nell Scovell in the January issue cover story,clarifying the details of her 11-year relationship withfiancé Darren Le Gallo and adding “I’m not getting married anytime soon.” The two have a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Of Le Gallo the Academy Award-nominated actress says, “I know he’s completely capable and lovely, and beautiful, and offers something I could never hope to offer just in the nature of his being.”

For American Hustle, David O. Russell’s upcoming film on 70s-era New Jersey mafia, Adams tells Scovell she cultivated a “hungry and tan” look, losing weight to attain a svelteness that she shows off while dancing in a white swimsuit. “Yeah, that’s terrifying. It’s amazing what a tan can do. Because I’m not tan, so that was fun to play with.” Adams says her slinky, bra-less wardrobe for the film required two things: confidence and “sort of a laissez-faire attitude about what your breasts are doing.”

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Kerry Washington lands on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Kerry Washington lands on the cover of Vanity Fair!

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ABC star’s Kerry Washington is on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s August Issue 2013 Issue.

The actress portrays Washington, D.C., fixer Olivia Pope on ABC’s hit drama Scandal, tells mag contributing editor David Kamp:

“one of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope.’”

“It’s especially profound in a place like South Africa. It’s called The Fixer over there, and it just started its second season. The fact that white women can see this woman of color as an aspirational character is revolutionary, I think, in the medium of television. I don’t think white women would feel that way about Olivia if her identity as a woman, period, wasn’t first in their mind.”

Washington sees the role of fixer as inherently feminine:

“What I think is cool about Olivia is that she fully owns being a woman. There’s a very nurturing sense of ‘I’m going to take care of you—don’t worry about it. I’m gonna be your mom in this situation. You come stay in my office, have a cup of tea, and let my gladiators take care of you.’ There’s something very maternal about it. But there’s also something very executive about her, and I mean ‘executive’ in a presidential way.”

Washington assures Kamp that she is not Olivia Pope and says she is not as smart as the character she plays:

“I have to learn things to be her all the time.” Her actor’s prep includes some student-like cramming—for example, reading Jeffrey Toobin’s The Nine to better understand Supreme Court machinations—and regular phone conferences with Judy Smith, the real-life D.C. crisis-management expert upon whom Olivia is loosely based.

The only child of two Bronx-based professionals, Washington had a socially conscious upbringing. She tells Kamp that at 13 she was taken to Yankee Stadium to see the newly freed Nelson Mandela speak, and upon turning 18, she recalled, “my becoming a voting citizen was celebrated the way other people would celebrate a Sweet 16. My parents took me out to dinner, and we talked about who I was going to vote for.” She also says that she took up swimming as a child because her parents told her it was the one sport in which proficiency might mean the ability to save a life.

Washington tells Kamp that some of the best actor training she ever had was as a teen safe-sex advocate, performing self-written sex-ed sketches with an educational troupe in schools and community centers:

“We would stay in character after the show, and the audience would interact with us. It taught me the importance of really understanding everything about who you’re playing, because you never knew what question was going to come.”

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Taylor Swift is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Taylor Swift is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s April 2013 issue!

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Below are some highlights from the interview:

On Tina Fey & Amy Poehler mocking her at the Globes:

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Taylor Swift says on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

On her dating life:

“if you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people,” meaning Conor Kennedy and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Though she has gone out with some of the entertainment world’s most notorious bachelors, including Jake GyllenhaalTaylor LautnerJoe Jonas, and John Mayer, Swift says, “[t]he fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with. . . it’s just kind of ridiculous.” As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment, Swift continues, “It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”

Whether or not she’s boy-crazy:

“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”

On Harry Styles: “He wore her down,” the source says of Styles, who allegedly “chased” Swift for a year. “He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this.’” The relationship fell apart after he texted Swift to alert her of a picture on the Internet of him kissing a friend good-bye. They were “making out like with their hands all up in each other’s hair,” says the source. After Swift ended the relationship, he pursued her for the better part of a year until she finally took him back. “But the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl,” the source continues. And then when they were in London together he “disappears one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.” Styles’s rep, Benny Tarantini at Columbia Records, said that all of Swift’s source’s claims are “undeniably false.”

On Conor Kennedy: 

“It was like a pendulum for her, swinging back and forth,” the source says of Swift’s exes, with all of whom age has been a problem. Conor Kennedy, 17 at the time, was “just like a two-month thing,” the source continues, and Swift “says he was awesome.” The source says, “She dated Jake [Gyllenhaal] and John [Mayer] when she was really young and they were in their 30s, and she got really hurt. So it was like ‘That hurt—this won’t. But then it did.’”

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Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s February 2013 issue!

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The cover phot is photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On acting in films:

 “I love filmmaking. I love acting but I don’t feel married to just being in front of the camera.”

On the place to call home:

“I’m a nomad. I just looked in New York and I was looking in LA and I can’t figure out where I want to live.”

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Daniel Craig is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Daniel Craig is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s November 2012 issue!

Below are some highlights from the interview:

Daniel on protecting the Bond franchise: “What I’m doing is not what Pierce [Brosnan] was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean [Connery] was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing. Things have changed. It’s just kind of the ride of it. Pierce used to say that it’s like being responsible for a small country. It’s kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can’t really say that’s my deal. I’m not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy.”
Daniel on living life as James Bond: “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over. And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.”
Daniel on Bond’s new drink of choice: “Product placement, whichever way you look at it, whether you like it or you think it’s disgusting, or whatever, it’s what it is. Heineken gave us a ton of money for there to be Heineken in a shot in a bar. So, how easy is that? Just to say, OK, there’s Heineken. It’s there — it’s in the back of the shot. Without them, the movie couldn’t get sold, so that all got kind of blown up. ‘Bond’s new drink is a Heineken.’ He likes a lot of drinks — Heineken, Champagne; it’s all in there. I’ll drink a beer in the shot, I’m happy to, but I’m not going to do an ‘Ahhhhh’ [pantomiming an actor looking refreshed]. And I would say this because they’re paying, but they’re kind of respectful about it. They don’t want to screw the movie up.”

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Katie Holmes is on the cover of Vanity Fair!

Katie Holmes is on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine for their October 2012 issue.

“What Katie Didn’t Know: Marriage, Scientology-Style.” as the headliner of this magazine’s issue.

A very interesting topic.

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Alec Baldwin and Anne V covers Vanity Fair!

Newlyweds Anne V and Alec Baldwin covers Vanity Fair Magazine’s August 2012 issue!

Here’s what the 54-year-old newlywed had to share with the mag:

On his interest in running for political office: “I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don’t know if I will. If I want to run, run for what? You have to stop and ask a lot of whys. Run for the glory? Run to complete some missing piece of myself? I can keep doing what I’m doing for a living now and be perfectly happy.”

On taking a philosophical approach to his anger: “You have to let that go. Enough time—I mean, it does heal wounds.”

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