W magazine today unveiled its February, Best Performances issue, which features six covers, spotlighting Amy Adams and Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone and Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton, Natalie Portman and Ruth Negga, Nicole Kidman and Mahershala Ali, and Viggo Mortensen and Adam Driver photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful.
Inside the magazine, the Best Performances portfolio features 29 stars, including Andrew Garfield, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Chris Pine, Naomie Harris, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Annette Bening, and more.
The stars of the Best Performances issue are handpicked by W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg. This year, W asked different couples—not real-life couples and not movie couples, but actors and actresses coming together specifically for the magazine—to appear on the cover, as a symbol of unity.
Okay, so this issue is typically all about those actors ranked highest on the awards track right now, based mostly on the Golden Globes nominations. And the results are usually pretty spectacular. W has a knack for getting actors to act their way through a photo shoot rather than forcing them to awkwardly model their way through one. And they’ve done it again this year, but curiously, the theme seems to come down to…
“Everyone’s Really, Really Horny Right Now.”
Which… alright, then. Go with that. At least they mixed up the couples a bit.
Inside, everyone gets real deep. And sexy.
And also a little weird, truth be told.
[Photo Credit: Craig McDean/Courtesy of W Magazine]