Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart for Interview

Posted on May 30, 2012

Darlings, here’s your pretty for the day. We don’t normally say that about actress editorials, but this is a really good one; sharp, stylish, moody, and totally lesbi-sexy in a “Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in The Hunger” kinda way. These two play very well off each other. Hot and chic.



Interview June/July 2012 Issue
Editorial:  Charlize Theron & Kristen Stewart
Photographer: Mikael Jansson
Stylist: Karl Templer







[Photo Credit: Mikael Jansson for]

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  • Tadiana

    Love the 5th picture of Charlize looking up.  Nothing Kristen does matches it, or probably ever will.

    • Nicholas

      To be fair to Kristen, Theron was a professional model, before she became an actress.

      • KathKo

        It shows.
        Theron looks and poses like a model in every single shot, while Kirsten looks… Well, like Kirsten, I guess.

      • Danielle

        Aww, do we have to be fair to Kristen?

  • Maria Rosenfire

    This is awesome enough that I’m actually able to ignore K-Stew’s open-mouthed stare in favor of all the pretty.

    • cluecat

      To her credit, she did close her mouth in most of these! 

      I took my teenage niece to see Twilight, and spent the entire time hoping a bug would fly in to her slack jawed mouth.  Why didn’t the director tell her to shut it??  Ugh.

  • charlotte

    Sorry guys, I’m just over Kristen Stewart for the moment (not blaming you for featuring her, juggernaut and all).
    And Charlize Theron is just so tremendously out of her league.

  • Maureen Cox

    Love your “The Hunger” reference. Sarandon and Deneuve (along with their dueling breasts) were spectacularly sexy in that flick.

  • Deb_Lynn

    wow, that was moving. The Trench coat shot of Kristen Stewart is breathtaking. (all of Charlize’s shots are breathtaking as well, of course)

  • hughman

    Pretty, if only 2 guitars away from a Robert Palmer video. 

    • Clueless_Jock

      Ha, “I didn’t mean to turn you on…”

    • Clueless_Jock

      Ha, “I didn’t mean to turn you on…”

    • fursa_saida

      Yup, it’s definitely Haute Robert Palmer Girl. That said, I have no problem with that.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      i love you for saying that. 

    • CozyCat

      Isn’t it amazing how that video is such a strong cultural reference decades later.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Yeah, when someone else is dressing and posing KStew, she doesn’t look irritating. Her one standing pose is still slouchy. Whatever. I forgive them; it is a pretty editorial after all.

  • kimmeister

    I do like KStew with a dark lip.  And that black dress with the ‘fireplace screen’ neckline is the first one I’ve seen with that neckline that I didn’t totally hate.

    • poggi

      You are right. She wears that neckline better in that picture than I have ever seen it on anyone else.

  • SlackerQueen3


  • jilly_d

    wowweeee!  *whistles*  Love that DVN coat and YSL belt on KStew.

  • snarkykitten

    If by “playing off each other” you mean “utterly bored with each other’s presence” then yeah…okay.

  • Dani Colman

    Based on that last pic, I am mentally casting Charlize as the cougar who pursues every guy Kristen’s age in town, and Kristen as the bitchy step-daughter who just banged the one guy Charlize actually cares about and is *daring* her to say something about it.

    • Joyce Martin

      I would watch that movie.

      • donkeygospel6

         I’m pretty sure it’s on Lifetime.

  • Lina_bee

    Where is the role that will let Charlize play the femme fatale-turned-superhero?  I WANT that.  Meanwhile I’m trying very hard to ignore Kristen’s whole Stockholm-syndrome-victim-vibe because it’s srsly creeping me out. (And sure, it’s only her role for this shoot, but it still makes me squeamish.)

    • h0n0rb

      Probably not a perfect rendition of your dream, but have you seen Hancock?

      • Lina_bee

        Not yet. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • MilaXX

    I’m not overly impressed. It’s nice, but it reminds me of an ad for True Blood. I also think in the color shots Charlize is much better than KStew. The movie looks interesting I may go see this.

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    KRISTEN CLOSED HER MOUTH. in some of the pics at least…baby steps. Charlize is straight serving fierce on a platter and i am loving it! i know this is totally morbid, but i would love it if she killed kristen in the first shot and then just posed on her dead body for the rest of them.

    • Deb

       I have never posted but OMG this made me laugh so loud (and now my cube mates are staring)…

      • HeatherMcIlrath

        haha let them stare! i always end up giggling at tlo posts at work and i’m sure i freak out the people around me

  • la_lala

    KStew just got SCHOOLED. Bow down, bitchez.

  • SpcilK

    Theron, I bow and die to your fierceness.

  • Jason M. Galloway

    I hate to admit it but KS looks pretty here-not Charlize F’in Theron pretty, but pretty.

  • Griffinqueen

    Who is the fairest of them all? How in the hell are they going to pull off the idea that Slouchy McSullen can even COMPETE in the same arena as that fabulous creature, Charlize.

    • Melanie Suzanne

       Water, meet monitor. “Slouchy McSullen” indeed.

    • algaechick

      I watched Stephen Colbert’s interview with Charlize Theron wherein he basically said “isn’t the hero supposed to be the prettiest one in the movie? But you’re the villain and Kristen Stewart’s the hero.”

    • Alex McGeagh

      Dying here over Slouchy McSullen. Love it. Will use it! 😛 

  • ChaCha_70

    Sorry but Charlize is so serving it up way over Kristen. No contest.

  • littlemac8

    But, wait, it’s so dark I can’t see the clothes.  Oh well, I guess they’re playing second fiddle to the actresses.

  • muzan-e

    You know that old cliche about devouring a person with your eyes?

    Yeah. That. I’ll have one of each, please.

  • guest2visits

    How nice they could get together and do this kind of shoot, what fun.  And they both look gorgeous.

  • Lisa

    This is amazingly gorgeous!  And I always say that they should stop trying to glam up Kristen Stewart, but holy crap, someone broke the mold!  She looks fabulous!

  • muzan-e

    Y’know, I think I’m starting to get her. I mean, I compare the two couch pictures. The bottom? She’s destroyed it: Theron is working that Basic Instinct thousand-mile stare, she is all cool, knowing hauteur.  Stewart’s her young ingenue/plaything: a delicacy, legs lithely draped across Theron’s lap – 
    except no, she’s a stiff plastic mannequin that has been arranged as physics demands rather than with any care for things like Lifelike and Sexy. It’s awful. I can’t get past how bad the legs are. The face is awful, but the set of her legs? Mentally she’s going through the shopping list or thinking back on how much she really didn’t enjoy those vampire films.

    But that first shot? Look at her. It’s all whiskey, cigars and leather. It’s languid and powerful and strong enough that any minute now, she’s going to lick her lips and sneer, and I’ll say Thank You Ma’am More Please. 

    She rocks the hell out of androgyny. That’s all. They keep trying to nudge her towards the excruciatingly feminine and she’s so completely uninterested in the whole thing that she’s rejecting it from the inside out. But give her a kickass suit and tell her to sprawl on a couch and she owns it.

    It’s like comparing Bella to Joan Jett. The difference when she’s enthusiastic is vast.

    • eight_of_nine

      YES!  I loved the recent post where she had that great menswear-inspired jacket and you’ve hit the nail right on the head.  KStew looks so badass in androgynous looks, her stylists should help her move in that direction.

  • giiiirrrr

    Look, I’m not saying that KStew is a better model than Charlize (guffaws), but these clothes and particularly the styling suit her better here.  Charlize doesn’t have the dramatic eyes or coloring to do the femme fatale unless her makeup is perfection.  They made her look just sort of pretty and sexy-ish–Kristen looks fierce and scary-sexy.  I know I’m in the vast minority, but in this round I give the win to the less talented girl.  Not expecting it to happen again…

  • tinyredlocks

    That Tom Ford dress. I’d shank a bitch for that dress.

  • filmcricket

    Gotta hand it to Stewart: it’s not easy to pull focus when your scene partner is Charlize Theron, but she’s doing it. It helps that Theron barely looks like herself in these photos (from the thumbnail I thought it was a heavily made-up Naomi Watts). Love the clothes, wish they’d done something more interesting with this than just sticking them in the smoking room of a men’s club. I’m actually looking forward to that movie, though, it looks like it could be cool.

  • turtleemily

    Charlize wins. I laughed at the last solo shot of Kristen being all, “I’m so bored, but here’s my thigh.”

  • j_anson

    K Stew gives good bitch-face! Who’d’a thunk?

  • girliecue

    If their eyes don’t cut you, their cheekbones will. Very femme fatale!

  • quiltrx

    Serving up primo bitchface…I like it.

  • GorgeousThings

     totally lesbi-sexy in a “Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in The Hunger” kinda way
    Okay, say no more. I’m totally there. 
    Despite KStew

  • introspective

    Charlize is fierce and her model chops are clear. Girl can wear some clothes and give some hellafied face.

    Meanwhile Kristen’s expressions in her shots waver somewhere between bored, dazed and confused. All that despite the stunning wardrobe hair and makeup suggests that however unimpressive, this is all the face shes got to give. Nice try hun.

  • Tiger Gray

    Dare I say Kristen is the sexier of the two here? I DARE.

  • Laylalola

    I am getting old — despite being a former smoker recently quit, I actually flinched at the photographer? editor? having shots not just of one but of each woman holding a cigarette in different photos. 

  • ccm800

    KStew ia holding her own up against a former pro. Well done lady! 

  • Susan Crawford

    Never thought I’d see dour little KStew managing to sex up enough to be in the same class as Charlize – but gosh darn all, the kid stays in the picture! Very sexy and noir. I do love me some edgy vamps throwing dark looks at each other.

  • S. B. Hadley Wilson

    It would be easy to say that Ms. Theron did all the heavy lifting because she’s lovely and because of my indifference for Ms. Stewart, but this was my personal favorite posting of Ms. Stewart on this blog.

  • Stargatefan

    Theron is a fierce diva, but KStew is not all bad in that sexy mens-style in the first picture. 

  • Arakne86

    Jeez, I can’t believe it’s still chic to put cigarettes in the hands of starlets. The photos are nice, but that cancer stick totally put me off.

  • RzYoung

    K stew really suits that 80s power look. Charlize is great as ever

  • 3boysful

    Cool pics–it’s a little Downton Abbey meets Dark Shadows (TV show, not tacky-looking movie) with a lot of edge.

  • afabulous50

    They’re trying to “out-face” each other…

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Charlize is working the shit out of the camera.  K Stew is same face, different angles.  Charlize for the win. 

  • Nancer

    Charlize is beautiful as always, but Kristen – wow, I finally get it. I’ve been wondering what all the fuss was about, because her looks have never really appealed to me. But girl is giving face! Love this.

  • mozzer0906

    Fabulous.  This is some of the best I’ve seen Stewart look in magazines.  Love the vibe of the entire spread.  Fantastic.  Theron is giving amazing face.

  • Call me Bee

    The only shot of KS that looks comfortble is her lounging on the couch with a cigarette.  Which, I am thinking, is a very natural position for her.  Every other shot of her is unnatural and forced.  

  • BazoDee

    WOW -they should never have paired them up -the joint photos are awkward (except the last one) and Charlize is so far out of K.Stew’s league here it isn’t even funny. It is like the Harlem Globe Trotters of fashion editorials. 
    I think the last one works because K.Stew isn’t looking at the camera. 

  • TheOriginalLulu

    This is gorgeosity. My girl Charlize is wicked sexy, of course. Bitch can give some face.  

    Kristen looks beautiful as well, although it’s so obvious how much better she is when she’s NOT trying to do the femme fatale thing. As another commenter remarked, that first couch shot is miles better than either of the shots where Kristen is flashing a little leg and trying to look sexy. She’s much sexier when she’s not making an effort to be sexy.

  • a Studio by the Sea

    Stewart just looks so dead awful.  I mean, like one of the Addicted to Love mannequins had the life sucked out of it awful.

  • JasonKL

    I just don’t get Stewart. I’ve tried. But looking at this editorial, all I can think is “the photographer and stylists who worked on that girl rolled up their sleeves and earned the shit out of whatever they made”. This is probably the best she’s ever looked, but it’s still so forced. She doesn’t have any natural charisma or sex appeal. 

    Charlize looks lovely, of course.

    • Shawn EH

      She’s always jittery and wired; she’s like the worst interview subject ever, and that translates a lot to her press appearances.

      • janetjb

        Kristen always looks to be so uncomfortable with the whole process.  

        Maybe I’ve heard one interview where she conversed happily and the RC always seems to be some sort of punishment.  Maybe someday she’ll grow to be more comfortable, but I doubt it.

      • Qitkat

        She knows this about herself. She talks about what it’s like for her going on talk shows in the very long interview in the magazine. After reading it, I have a much clearer understanding of her, it’s very revealing, much more than a few sound bites from Jay Leno. She is definitely more forthcoming, and quite intelligent, in the long-format interview.

        • JasonKL

          I almost feel bad for her. She’s breaking herself off trying and the stylists+photographer clearly broke themselves off trying in these shots, but she still can’t get much higher then “I guess that girl with Charlize is okay too”

          But then, stacking her up against a former model and almost unnaturally beautiful woman like Charlize was rather unsporting on the part of whoever put this together. The reviews for the film are all gushing about how she walked away with it and Stewart was just “there”, and I keep thinking that she was just set up for failure something fierce.

        • Shawn EH

           Do she and Charlize interview each other? I sort of like when Interview does that.

          • Qitkat

            No, I guess it is a magazine journalist. Click on magazine name in tlo’s post to see interviews.

  • Sarah Winningham

    Does Interview have makeup credits? I want KStew’s lipstick sooo bad.

  • Alex McGeagh

    Oh hey KStew. Guess what? 

    You just got your ass served to you on a platter. Just thought you should know. 

  • PeaceBang

    The first photo of the two of them on the couches is fabulous, mostly because KStew’s bottom half looks alive, whereas in the rest of the shoot she just looks like a mannequin with an attitude problem. 

  • Shawn EH

    According to Live with Kelly, it’s a mutual admiration society between those two. Of course K-stew looks great in a vampiric style fest, but I love that Charlize is playing up this newfound sexy dark side lately.

  • nancylee61

    The idea that Kristen Stewart is more beautiful than Theron is just laughable, and makes the premise of the movie ridiculous!!! Theron’s face in that shot where she is looking up is literally breathtaking!!

    I guess I now know how actresses stay so thin – they all smoke!! I gave it up 8 years ago and gained 30 pounds, but would rather be fat than dead with lung cancer.

  • aimee_parrott

    KStew should go slicked-back and fierce more often, it suits her.  Charlize is breathtaking, especially that last shot of her looking up.  I have to say, in spite of my meh feelings about Stewart, I’m *really* looking forward to that movie.

  • kvlm

    that’s just 100 shades of hot.

  • Dawn Sinclair

    I’m sorry is there somebody else there with Carlize?

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    ah i just figured it out.  ‘the chauffeur’ by duran duran.

  • korilian

    I always thought the idea that Kristen could be hotter then Charlize ridonk (and still do), but she does give pretty good face here. 

  • samitee

    omg i can’t even with that first pic of charlize by herself…is she trying to do “blue steel”? hilar.

  • Sparkle Bostic

    That last picture looks like each of them is thinking, “Yeah, she’s my b***ch.” Love the clothes.

  • saanrio

    I… actually feel sorry for Kristen Stewart in this editorial.  Pairing her with the likes of Charlize Theron was just not very nice of the person who put this together.  It makes her blank face look even worse when Charlize can give the same expression but still have a TON of emotion in it from everywhere else on her body.  I would hope Kristen learned something from this, but from the looks of the pictures, I don’t think she did.

  • Qitkat

    That first photo of Charlize alone is faaabulous.

    I also think Kristen did a pretty good job of holding her own here.

  • Qitkat

    That first photo of Charlize alone is faaabulous.

    I also think Kristen did a pretty good job of holding her own here.

  • EEKstl

    Fabulous, and could Charlize rock that Tom Ford gown more?  Methinks not.  STUNN-ing.

  • donkeygospel6

    Nothing will ever convince me that Kristen Stewart is the fairest in the land (and certainly not fairer than Charlize Theron). Hell Kristen wasn’t even the prettiest girl in TWILIGHT. That honor goes to Taylor Lautner.  

  • Beardslee

    What’s with the cigarettes as props?  Huh?  I didn’t realize they were still considered cool by some people.

  • oohsparkley!

    I’m not with the majority.  I think Kristen is holding her own, looking just as fabulous as Charlize.

  • Hilary Sain

    Does Charlize ever blow her out of the water!! Wow

  • Mary Stone

    ENOUGH with the smoking already.  It’s not sexy.  Ever.

  • p. clementine

    I actually didn’t mind KStew until that last pic, where Charlize is lounging, and K looks like a mannequin.