Putting some of her most striking features to work, Kate Winslet posed as Elizabeth Taylor for the new issue of V Magazine (out tomorrow, September 8th), letting a turban and spahkly jewels take a backseat to her black-as-night eyebrows and gorgeously applied makeup. Winslet, who premiered Carnage at the Venice Film Festival and stars in the upcoming too-scary-to-think-too-much-about Contagion, talked to the magazine about her famous nude scenes and what she really thinks about stripping down for a great role.
“I hate it! Listen make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say ‘Oh f*ck’ 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 f*ck 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.”
How amazing does Winslet look? She was shot by Mario Testino in a bunch of sparklers by Harry Winston, Chanel and David Webb.