VANITY FAIR features a line-up of 2012′s fresh young stars on the cover of their 18th anniversary special edition issue, all glammed up to within an inch of their lives:
ROONEY MARA, ELIZABETH OLSEN, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, JESSICA CHASTAIN, MIA WASIKOWSKA, ADEPERO ODUYE, SHAILENE WOODLEY, PAULA PATTON, FELICITY JONES, LILY COLLINS, and BRIT MARLING…
But who’s missing from the picture?
Yep, we have Oscar nominees, Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain, who’ve received kudos for their work in “Girl With A Dragon Tattoo” and “The Help,” respectively. Then there’s Jennnifer Lawrence creating so much buzz over her kick-ass movie, “The Hunger Games. Plus “Alice in Wonderland” herself, Mia Wasikowska, who drew critical acclaim for last year’s “Jane Eyre.”
Hollywood lists are a great staple for fans who rejoice when their faves make it. But what about those who don’t?
Elizabeth Olsen is a prime example of a breakaway star for her critically-acclaimed performance in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and we’d understand why Vanity Fair wanted to include Shailene Woodley for her acting in “The Descendants.”
But Adepero Oduye? The relative newcomer made waves at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for “Pariah,” a film about a 17-year old African–American teenager embracing her identity as a lesbian. She’s the wildcard here, and we make no bones about her credibility in terms of freshness. But where is “Cowboys and Aliens” actress Olivia Wilde? Or “Harry Potter” witch Emma Watson? Or Even sadistic, mind-bending “Twilight” vamp, Dakota Fanning?
The impossibly hot Paula Patton from “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” we understand. Also thick-browed “Mirror Mirror’s” snow white,” Lily Collins. But we’re a bit confused about “Like Crazy” English actress, Felicity Jones, and “Another Earth’s Brit Marling.
Whatever happened to fashionista “Twilight” vampire, Ashley Greene, naked “Sleeping Beauty” star, Emily Browning, or Amanda Seyfried - soon to play a 70′s porn star, “Mildred Pierce’s” daughter, Evan Rachel Wood, “Shameless” actress, Emmy Rossum, psychologically-damaged Sissy in “Shame,” Carey Mulligan, young “Hugo” ingénue, Chloe Moretz, Oscar-nominated “True Grit” actress, Hailee Steinfield, and the over-photographed Kristen Stewart?
We understand Vanity Fair was likely hard-pressed to fit all 11 gorgeous women on their March 2012 cover, without having to cram more of our suggestions in there. Still, wouldn’t it have been great to have all our favorites on one of their iconic covers?
Here’s a video of their interviews in the middle of getting full beauty treatment for the their celebrity photo shoot:
Photos Via Vanity Fair 18th Anniversary Issue