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Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Jennifer Lawrence Are Vanity Fair’s 2012 Ingenues

Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Jennifer Lawrence Are Vanity Fair's 2012 Ingenues

Vanity Fair loves the ladies. For their annual Hollywood issue the magazine has once again gone with hot young things for their cover, making it three straight years the boys have left off from strutting their stuff (excluding the 2009 issue which for some reason had Barack Obama fronting the edition). But also as usual, it’s hard to argue with their choices for the most part, with Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence selected for the cover.

Of course, Mara has been turning heads this winter as Lisbeth Salander, while Chastain was in every movie and on every red carpet for everything in the last twelve months. And we’re still not tired of her. Lawrence is going from “Winter’s Bone” Oscar nominee to tentpole star with “Hunger Games,” while Wasikowska was captivating in “Jane Eyre,” looked lovely in the otherwise terrible “Restless,” tried to figure out “Albert Nobbs” and has “The Wettest County” and “Stoker” on tap for 2012.

Meanwhile on the inside there’s even more. Yes, that’s “Pariah” star Adepero Oduye, along with “The Descendants” breakout Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling. We’re going to pick up this issue and you should, too. Look for it on newsstands. [Vanity Fair]

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Miss Coxon

I like all these girls; I think they each have a unique beauty all their own. Certainly Jones, Collins, Mara and Wasikowska have very distinctive looks. The only one I don't like is Lawrence. What's so special about her look and acting, she always has the same dead stare? Is it considered "acting" nowadays just to look blank all the time? I've seen Winter's Bone and X-Men First Class, and her lack of emotion is the only character that makes her stand out. She is significant only in the sense that her face is always significantly expressionless.


VF goes indie this time for sure: damn awesome to see especially Elizabeth Olsen and Brit Marling are there! Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska and Jennifer Laurence kinda make sense at the same time. Funny and bizzare their wearing heavily maked-up lips. As in the shooting b-roll: Elizabeth Olsen's face was kinda frozen when she tried to smile.


Same complaints every year. At least they made something of an effort this year. Much better than the 2010 issue which was just interchangeable, skinny white chicks.

They're supposed to be famous Hollywood starlets but some of the styling works better than others. Mara reminds me of Theda Bara more than Louise Brooks-her bob isn't very Brooksish, Adeparo is Dorothy Dandridge, Jessica Chastain channelling Rita Hayworth, Lily Collins is a dead ringer for Liz Taylor, the tall Olsen is Grace Kelly. Others I can't figure out. Wasikowska might be Lana Turner?


63% of the US population is white, and that's like decreasing every year. They could have thrown in an Asian actress or a Latina or something instead of 9 white chicks plus two black chicks. Jessica Chastain and Paula Patton aren't young either. Plus, this shoot could use a fatty or a fugo or two. And what the hell is wrong with actresses that work on television? Television has been producing better quality content than movies in the US for like the past decade. Vanity Fair is lame. I do like Mia Wasikowska though.


Adepero and Lizzie Olsen should have made the front cover.. Paula Patton and Lily Collins get the annual "wtf are they doing here" award. Rooney Mara and her perpetually unhappy mug get the annual "thanks for ruining this otherwise flawless cover." Shailene Woodley must have hurt her neck with that pose. Chastain looks the happiest.


actually, there were boys and girls last year.

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