“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” Bel Powley is featured in the latest issue of W magazine directed by Marielle Heller, photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by costume designer Elin Svahn.
Marielle Heller on her inspiration for the photo shoot: “She’s the last woman in the world,” the director Marielle Heller says of the character she conjured for the story in these pages. “She’s this feminist survivalist who’s just making her own way.” Cast in the role of intrepid warrior is Bel Powley, the British actress who starred in Heller’s 2015 directorial debut, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a coming-of-age tale set in 1970s San Francisco. “I was inspired by Bel’s image,” Heller says, pointing to Powley’s quality of seeming “a little bit out of place in time.” As Powell sees her, Heller’s heroine is “some girl running away from something, who stumbles across this crumbling mansion and decides she’s just gonna live there forever. She is completely fending for herself.”
[Photo Credit: Collier Schorr/W Magazine]