Katy Perry has a stunning cover and editorial in the April 2012 issue of Interview magazine. Who knew the “Firework” singer could look so much like Elizabeth Taylor?
Photographer Mikael Jansson and stylist Karl Templer combined creative forces to transform Perry into Taylor. The pictorial recreates a retro backstage setting, with showgirls in various states of undress getting prepped for the stage.
We’ve seen Katy Perry in a variety of wacky fashion, from cupcake bras to sushi swimsuits, but this might be her best look yet. Check out the photos below and let us know which ones are your favorite.
Christina Ricci has a feminine, floral pictorial in the April 2012 issue of Marie Claire UK, and in her interview with the mag, the “Bel Ami” actress admitted how happy she was not to be in her 20s.
“I’m so glad I’m not 20 years old any more,” she said. “I was in a hurricane. I’m a lot calmer now. I don’t cause destruction for myself and others everywhere I go. I take things as they happen and I’ve learned to be calm about things. Troubleshoot as problems arise and just make the best out of things.”
Ricci also said that she considers her individuality her best asset. “I’ve always said to people [that] you should never let anyone try to change who you are because the only commodity you really have is you individuality,” she explained. “There are a million actresses and that’s the only thing that makes you special.”
For more photos from Christina Ricci’s Marie Claire UK pictorial, including the subscriber’s cover, click through the gallery below.
Taylor Swift got the Midas touch for the April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Photographer Benny Horne captured Swift in a black and gold Gucci dress for the cover and in all-black outfits for the accompanying pictorial.
In her interview, the “Safe & Sound” singer spoke excitedly about the upcoming leg of her Speak Now world tour. “I’m really excited about going back to Australia and New Zealand because, well, New Zealand, it’s the first time I’ve ever been there, and the Australian fans have been so good to me,” she said. “And this will be my third time going back there. I loved this show so much, the Speak Now Tour, that I didn’t necessarily want to put it down. I hope they like it. I love going there. It’s always really wonderful. The people are so nice.”
See a bigger version of the Harper’s Bazaar cover and two additional photos of Taylor Swift below. What do you think of her high-fashion look?
Jennifer Lopez dons a boxer’s groin protector and gloves for a gender-bending editorial in V Magazine #76. The Mario Testino-photographed pictorial is titled “The Lady is a Champ,” and in her interview, she muses on the theme’s appropriateness to her life. “I can take a lot of punches and still keep going,” she explained. “I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”
When asked about her many career misses — including “The Back-Up Plan” and a few less-than-stellar albums — she gamely responded, “You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s eye every time. That’s part of it. At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in the business now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt.”
And what of her relationship with ex-husband Marc Anthony, her “Q’Viva: The Chosen” co-judge? “I mean, we’re parents and friends first,” she said. “That will be the thread that ties us together. I don’t know if people expect it to be negative just because the [intimate] relationship didn’t work out.”
Read J. Lo’s full V Magazine interview here, and see more photos from the editorial below.
Freida Pinto heats up the April 2012 issue of Esquire UK with a smokin’ stripped-down cover and editorial in which she wears little more than under underwear.
In the accompanying interview, Pinto revealed the sense of duty she feels as an Indian actress. “People are very curious about India and I always try to represent my country in a non-stereotypical light,” she said.
The actress also revealed the tricks of the trade she’s learned since coming onto the scene a few years ago. “Always smile, and look slowly from left to the right,” she explained. “But in 2009, I was new to all of it. It was the Alice in Wonderland effect. Angelina Jolie would walk past and I was like, ‘Seriously?’”
Check out more photos of Freida Pinto in Esquire UK below.