Kate Winslet gives the camera her best Elizabeth Taylor for the cover of the Heroes-themed September issue of V Magazine, but it’s her candid thoughts on the inside of the issue that really grabbed our attention. Besides praising Liz’s ability to actually move her face — oh, the scourge that is Botox — Winslet has no qualms telling us what she really thinks about filming nude scenes.
“I Hate it! Listen make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say ‘Oh fuck’ let’s do it.’ and Boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it’s not going to go away. Its a profoundly bizarre thing to do. As actors you talk about it all the time. You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say ‘What the fuck are we doing?’ Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek. It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.”
And on Liz:
“There was a real fearlessness in her… Which in Hollywood perhaps didnt feel quite as prevalent. Now actors and actresses can bend the rules a lot. Back then, there didn’t seem to be a rule book, and there was some expectation in terms of how glamourous a woman should look. There is sort of a coolness and aloofness to the way (Elizabeth Taylor) would look in posed photographs. In candid snapshots she was really quite soft, and she would really screw up her face. I do that as well.”
The full spread is below. We’d probably kill for those eyebrows.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.