Alison Brie for Wired Magazine

Posted on April 08, 2013

Internet-beloved star Alison Brie serves up Don Draper, among other characters, to Wired:

‘Community’ and ‘Mad Men’ star Alison Brie covers the April 2013 issue of Wired magazine photographed by Dan Winters.

We are more commited than ever to the idea that if you’re going to hire an actor to model, you should get them to act for you. This is crazy fun. And that last, out-of-character shot makes a perfect way to end it, by showing you how versatile she is and how beautiful she is at the same time. Would that Vogue would do something like this the next time they throw a pile of couture at some actress.


[Photo Credit: Dan Winters for Wired Magazine]

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    • imperfectlaura

      Striking and not something that is easily forgot, which is more than I can say about 95% of celebrity editorials.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      I love fashion photography when it actually references the clothes, and allows the model to do something other than be a posable clothes hanger. Alison looks smashing.

    • jilly_d

      Trudy Campbell as Don Draper. Now that’s inspired.

      • AnneElliot

        I think it’s Trudy Campbell as Pete Campbell!

        • imspinningaround

          Can’t be Pete. Pete doesn’t smoke.

      • Iroqhard

        Holy crap, you are right! Very meta, Ms. Brie.

    • NC_Meg

      Is it just me or does she look like Katy Perry in that first Marilyn shot? Alison Brie as Katy Perry as Marilyn Monroe.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        You’re definitely not the only one… I thought it was Katy as well. Megs unite!

      • Deac82

        I was thinking Julianne Hough there!

      • samlouvert

        I thought it was Katy when I saw that picture on the main page.

      • oldbobbydraper

        yes, a deranged katy perry.

      • StellaZafella

        Katy P, yes… but as more Jane Mansfield than Marilyn Monroe

    • Andy Morris

      Fabulous, favourite is the crazy-eye Katy Perry as Marilyn second shot.

    • annabelle archer

      She is quickly solidifying her spot on my List. I’m a gonner for a sense of humor, which she has in spades, then you add that super sexy last shot, after a series of fun and interesting shots and I am all a swoon.

    • decormaven

      Very smart photo styling! Her personality shines through. Kudos.

    • SublimatedRage

      That last one is like a sexy Cathy Cambridge!

      • Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        ooh, i didn’t even think about that! but yes, most definitely!

    • Mismarker

      Gorgeous and crazy talented. As my 2 year old son would say, “NOT FAIR!”

    • snarkykitten

      I’m surprised that platinum blonde looks so good on her!

    • Pants_are_a_must

      That Don Draper shot is really floating my boat, unexpectedly. Who knew Alison Brie could rock the suit and the Hamm Face so well.

    • TropiCarla

      LUV that green dress in the last shot (despite the bizarre cleavage/sternum photoshopping). She is wonderful.

      • smallgirlsaretrouble

        That is the EXACT reaction I had – luff her, but whoa weird photoshopping in the last pic

      • jetpackdino

        Same. I wonder if the cleavage in that green dress photo is a riff on the “Annie’s Boobs” joke on Community. That was the first thing I thought of anyway.

    • carnush

      LOVE her.

    • yaby

      Versatile and interesting shoot. I hate Trudy Campbell – I guess she is a good actress!

    • MarissaLG

      She doesn’t look great as a blonde. Or a man.

    • semirose

      I saw that cover at my aunts house at Easter and literally stopped in my tracks and sat down to flip to the article. Its just so striking.

    • Judy Julian

      Fun! Love the Red Cross nurse photo.

    • Julie Chase

      The first and last are the most striking. That green dress is KILLA.

    • SewingSiren

      She should dress like a nurse all the time.

    • Sobaika

      Oooh this is fun. And just so smart. I wish more editorials went in this direction.

    • marlie

      I’m “over” the bandage dress, but the one she’s wearing in the last picture looks GORGEOUS on her. *Great* photos, all of them.

    • Le_Sigh

      Adorable! I’m on the fence with her sometimes, but this is so great and fun!

    • Little_Olive

      But why, why do that to her boobs in the last picture? If it was meant to be an extension of the humor in the previous shots… it didn’t quite pan out.

    • tereliz

      Oh! That green dress! She is just so lovely, and looks like a lot of fun on top of being an amazing actress. I just love her!

    • Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      looks like shes holding a mask more than a mirror

    • marilyn

      With a shoot like that, I am wondering what they are trying to sell. I thought she looked a little like Adolph Hitler in the first picture.

    • MilaXX

      Love her and seeing this only makes me even sadder to see what has become of Community.

      • jetpackdino

        This, a million times.

    • LaSylphide

      Next to last is a killer. If I looked that good from the back, I’d walk backwards all day.

    • gillian holroyd

      What? That is so not Don Draper, it’s Pete Campbell.

    • NoGovernmentName

      Love huh!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Great acting (photo) shoot!

    • bd73

      wow, thought that was adrienne wilkinson. esp. in the nurse outfit.

    • MiranduhMay

      Admitidly, I did not get Alison’s appeal at first, but as I continued to watch her work and see her pop up in interviews she totally grew on me. I adore her now. She just seems like that cute theater weirdo who’s doing what she loves. Striking shoot!

    • Fatima Siddique

      That shot of her looking over her shoulder in the hand mirror is amazing.

    • formerlyAnon

      Fun is the right word.

    • H2olovngrl

      She looks a little draggy as Marilyn, but the rest are really striking.

    • ccm800

      Man that is one fantastic blonde wig.

    • annrr

      Hate the nurse shot. For starters I am a nurse and the nurse hat is so tired. Nurses stopped wearing those 40 years ago. ALso the lighting is making her arms look hairy

    • EKW2
    • Jeff Warhurst

      This is Trudy? Damn! Aside from the “crazy face” Jayne Mansfield pic, she looks hawt.

    • cheekypinky

      Her cover photo made me gasp–she is giving serious face!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I want that Marilyn dress.

    • Sau-Chih Feng

      Agreed, if you just want to showcase the clothes, hire a model. If you hire an actress, you should showcase their talents!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      She looks more like Pete Campbell than Don Draper, which is weirdly appropriate.

    • kathrineb

      Yay fun shoot! I am not allowed to say this (especially when my boyfriend is around) but I have to get this out….I used to like it but now I really dislike the show ‘Community’. Phew. I feel better now.

    • Phoebe Roberts

      Love it. Fabulous spread and she looks great.