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Kristen Stewart & Nicole Kidman: W Magazine's Best Performances Feature!

Kristen Stewart & Nicole Kidman: W Magazine's Best Performances Feature!

Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman are just two of the many faces that grace W Magazine‘s Best Performance feature in the February 2013 issue.

Also given the title of “best performance” were Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Keira Knightley, Daniel Day-Lewis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Jack Black, among others.

Here’s a bit of what the stars had to share with the mag:

Kristen Stewart, on dancing in On The Road: “Everyone asks about the nude scenes in On the Road, but I also had to dance, and dancing is harder than being naked. My character, Marylou, is so exuberant, and I had five minutes to do something that showed she was sort of like the craziest motherfucker around. By the end, I was as red as a fire truck. I was holding onto Garrett [Hedlund] because I was going to fall over. I almost passed out every single time.”

Nicole Kidman, on her first role: “The first part I played was in the Nativity play at school. I auditioned for an angel and didn’t get it. I auditioned for Mary and didn’t get it. So I made up the character of the sheep who sat next to the baby Jesus.”

Jessica Chastain, on action scenes vs. love scenes: “It’s easier to do an action scene than a love scene. I love fighting. When the camera’s not rolling, I’ll usually punch some of the actors, just for fun.”

For more from the actors, visit WMagazine.com!

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  • Alaia

    Wow, Kidman looks shockingly natural in that picture. Maybe it’s the makeup that always makes her face look harsh and tight sometimes. She should go bare-faced more.

  • Daniel

    Wait a minute? KRISTEN STEWART? BEST PERFORMANCE? Are you kidding me????? What the hell?

    Sorry, but Perks of Being a Wallflower trio, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller were a way better than Stewart in OTR! Excellent performance from them!

    What the hell is wrong with W magazine??

  • Domenique888

    i never seen all this movie stars without make up. They are NORMAL paople!!!!

  • 3T

    Matthias Schoenaerts is so underrated

  • Zee

    Stewart looks like a meth addict absolutely horrific

  • nina

    this was part of KStew’s (failed) awards campaign. That was some funny sh*t! All she’s left now is the embarassment of a try-hard! Just like the Apattaws!

  • nina

    WOW!!!!!!! JustJared SHAME ON YOU!!!! You just deleted a negative KStew comment! It was comment #2! OMG!!

  • Prince Muffin Man

    @Zee: hahaha i have nothing against the girl but its exactly what came to my mind was drug addict looking face she looks like shes had a really hard night partying and just gotten home.

  • N.

    @Zee: Everyone looks awful, stop being a hater and only picking on Kristen. Hate leaves you ugly inside and out and makes you bitter.

  • Tru

    @nina: Jared is in touch with Kristen Stewart’s publicist so don;t be surprised. He talked about it in this Variety interview:
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118058849/ :

    That positive approach is noticed by the celebrities he covers. When the Kristen Stewart cheating drama broke out, Eng handled it gently. “News is news. I wouldn’t have broken that news personally, but it was out there,” he says. “Her publicist actually thanked me for the coverage I did on the site because it was very respectful.”

  • kelly

    wow nina you check the comments so much that you know when they delete one?….you need better things to do with your time

  • setha2z

    I’m a fan, but don’t know why Kristen is on this list. Everyone but the most dedicated fans sees Kristen Stewart as having limited acting abilities and so-so portrayals. Hopefully she will start to turn that around with “On the Road”. Nicole Kidman is consistently superb and in a completely different class as the rest of these actresses.

  • Rina

    Stewart, always the same face, I can not believe she is so famous actress and the best pay of last year. Her acting skills don’t say anything to me;and she is supposed to be one of the best performance of the year?!

  • AG

    Is Anne Hathaway on a ledge somewhere because she wasn’t included?

  • Yohji

    @Rina: I thought she was pretty good in On the Road and I’ve never watched any Twilight films before. She and Garrett Hedlund definitely elevated that film.

  • x

    Stewart is fascinating because she’s different. She doesn’t play by the rules which unsettles some. Many applaud her uniqueness.

  • RobertPiven

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/i2Mdc

  • Black is the New Black

    W magazine: where making people look like drug dependent hoodlums with no interest in personal hygiene equals style.

  • B.

    Man, at first at thought they all looked like drug addicts (except Jessica C. and that’s so normal for Kristen I didn’t even think it was different from reality). But if you’re saying that they’re all without make up, I say Jessica Chastain is cheating on this photoshoot. That’s IMPECABLE SKIN without make up. I want Jessica’s dermatologist!!!! hahhaha

  • Dave Frannco

    Forget about the non-make-up… what ‘best’ performance’ are they talking about? C’mon now. This girl is over-hyped to the max.

  • mmm

    Obviously, Kidman’s wig didn’t get the memo that the photo shoot was to be strictly ‘au naturel’.

  • Jimena

    I would have thought they’d include Lawrence instead of Kristen.

  • Ellie

    All these women are very talented actresses and i respect them for their work and devotation, ALL of them !

  • laura

    They are not all without makeup: at least Jessica, Keira and Kirsten do have some on!

  • laura

    I think they want to give Kristen this image of damned beauty, it’s kind of constructed.. The only thing I’d like to say is that I don’t understand why she can’t wash her hair.

  • KissThis

    LMAO Kristen Stewart part of a best performance feature? Seriously? She’s the worst actress I have ever seen! What a joke!

  • Lily1836

    who took those photos? most of them look like corpses about to be autopsied, it’s ridiculous

  • sindi

    @laura: She does wash her hair but she doesn’t appear to brush it. I think she brushes it with a towel.

  • belle

    Does Keira Knightley have it written into her contract that she will only appear in photo shoots if she can appear partially or fully naked. I think I have seen her cleavage more than my own – whether she is on the cover of Vanity Fair or in a Chanel commercial or is she has a film to flog out they come.

  • Black-Dahlia

    @B.: she’ s a vegan.

  • Ari

    Jessica is more beautiful than the others that are considered beautiful!!!

  • http://twitter.com/twilighted57 twilighter

    Three days ago everyonbe was accusing Kristen of being a meth head, drug addict, and in a bad way following her “breakup” with Robert Pattinson. Now that her picture was clearly a performed “photoshoot” like many of us argued then, I don’t see any of those commenters coming back to apoligize or accuse Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, or Naomi Watts of the same thing. Those commenters have obviously crawled back under the rocks they came from and where they belong.

    And as for the so-called “cheating scandal”, it was staged. Put down the tabloids and read The Grand Punk series at justiceforkristen.wordpress.com.

  • Miley stinks

    kstew is the hottest one here

  • http://twitter.com/twilighted57 twilighter

    I assume you mean that she is made up to look like one, not that she is one. Or are you one of those commenters from a couple days ago that owes Kristen a public apology. If you are, are you a big enugh person to do so or our you staying with that delusion?

  • http://twitter.com/twilighted57 twilighter

    Try again. You were probably part of a group of commenters that a couple days ago were accusing Kristen of being a meth head, a drug addict, and in a bad way following her “breakup” with Robert Pattinson. Now that her picture was clearly a performed “photoshoot” like many of us argued then, I don’t see you coming back to apoligize or accuse Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, or Naomi Watts of the same thing. Many of those commenters have obviously crawled back under the rocks they came from and where they belong. We are waiting for your apology or you can crawl back under that rock with them.

    And as for the so-called “cheating scandal”, it was staged. Put down the tabloids and read The Grand Punk series at justiceforkristen.wordpress.com.

  • http://twitter.com/twilighted57 twilighter

    And yours needs to get deleted too unless your apology is forthcoming

  • Loop

    Lmao One of these is NOT like the others, W mag seems legit~
    Yep such a good performance that got her zilch critics recognition and zero nominations. Such good performance in such goood film that got number the #1 spot as WORST movie of the year by rotten tomatoes and worst adaptation by many critics.lol
    I hope JJ is gets well paid tho, screening comments and deleting the “mean” ones about kscrew must be hard work.

  • Loop

    @nina:
    I agree, her PR should give it a rest.
    It’s JLaW’s year and the girl’s sweeping this award season. Oh and a hell lot of people like her.
    Of all young actresses, Kscrew is at the bottom of the barrel rn, most of people are just laughing at her try-hardness.

  • Sweetness

    Thank goodness JLaw would never do such a dismal photo shoot. Jennifer Lawrence is healthy and sexy looking…this heroin chic is past tense and unsexy. Only druggies would find this appealing.

  • LOL

    Thank Goodness Jennifer Lawrence was not a part of this group of awful photos. JLaw is way to healthy and sexy looking .. This meth look is old news and not hot. Why do they associate this look and equate it for talent is stupid and bad message for females.

  • Leslie

    Naomi Watts is soooo freaking cute!!!!! <3

  • Sarah

    Jessica looks like a ghost and her manly face doesn’t help. Fugly.

  • Moh123

    oh wow, Kidman remind of herself in the 90s

  • tan

    Kristen Stewart is my girl crush

  • Anna

    @KissThis: If you did watch On the road,you wouldn’t say that! On the road was a great movie! Garrett and Kristen’s performances were amazing! Stop being narrow minded! Watch that movie before judging her because “she’s the Twilight girl!”

  • Anna

    @Rina: Actually her performance was very praised from the critics! She was considered a major treat for this award season and that’s still great,even if she wasn’t nominated. You didn’t watch the movie,you can’t judge!

  • tan

    stay pressed losers haters !get a life

  • Anna

    @Loop: Is Keira Knigtley nominated in the award season? And Maryon Cotilliard? So what’s your point? How is that if a film doesn’t great at the BO is always Kristen Stewart’s fault? She was a supporting actress,not the main carachter and the movie gained 8mil $ worldwide and it’s quite good,considered it’s an indie! You would understand that,if your neuoron weren’t full of hate!

  • Anna

    LOL at people who are surprised that W considered Kristen’s performance one of the best of the year! Well…the most important cimeatography critics spent good words on her performance. Since I assume that the most of you didn’t read them and didn’t watch the movie,but yet you can’t believe her performance was really good,I’ll say it to you; she was perfect for the role and she portrayed Marylou very very well. And these are not my words,but critics’ words! So yes,her performance in On the road is great,even if she wasn’t nominated at GG or Oscars or whatever,it doesn’t mean her performance wasn’t good. Marion Cotillard,Keira Knightly,Nicole Kidman were critically praised,but yet they weren’t nominated. A good performance remains a good performance,even if it isn’t recognized by awards.
    Kristen Stewart is more thant Twilight. She was great in On the road and critics recognized that,so deal with it or stay pressed!

  • Jeremy

    how has nobody commented on MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY?!?!??

    he looks like he’s literally knocking on death’s door! omg! what the hell is happening there?!?

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