Who is the unoriginal starlet in a bizarre homage photo shoot for W Mag?


Guess who this is. Just guess!! I’ll give you a hint: she’s very unoriginal. She usually does the Marilyn Monroe thing, but now she’s copying other dead celebrities. IT’S SCARLETT JOHANSSON!! Can you believe it? She was photographed by Tim Walker, who shot Scarlett for the Moet campaign. These images appear in the June issue of W Magazine (the one with Julia Roberts on the cover). Regarding the shoot, Scar says, “We has just shot the Moet & Chandon ad campaign together, and we were sampling the product – excessively.” While drunk, they decided to get together and Tim would photograph Scarlett in various old-school personas. Scar dresses up as Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Sarah Bernhardt and Giulietta Masina in La Strada. The makeup people did a bang-up job, I’ll say that. But I tend to subscribe to the school of thought which says that the current crop of celebrities should really stop doing these “homage” photo shoots where they dress up as old or dead celebrities.

I’m also open to the possibility that Scarlett thinks that this will show her lover, Sean Penn, that she’s super-deep and important and that she “gets” these references. Speaking of Sean, there was a recent report that he just ended his years-long friendship with Naomi Watts, and the breakup was over the Scarlett issue. Apparently, Naomi was all “Sean, don’t date that young thing with the big boobs. You’ll look like an old fool and she just wants to bone an Oscar winner.” And Sean was all “YOU BITCH, I HATE YOU.” I’m paraphrasing, obviously. I wonder if Naomi takes one look at how IMPORTANT these photos are and she decides to eat her words? Yeah. LOL. Probably not.




Photos courtesy of W Magazine, scans courtesy of Sammie!

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  1. tanya says:

    She looks like that 80′s singer Taco (“Puttin’ on the Ritz”) in the Buster Keaton get up.

    How avant-garde…NOT!

  2. Elena says:

    Wow, my guess was right!)

  3. searching4grace says:

    hahaaha, i actually had her pegged from the top photo. It was the nose that gave her away. Otherwise, I’d never have picked it in a million years. I like some homage photo’s…but not these. I, too, am tired of all the Marilyn Monroe copycats. She was iconic. None of the starlets copying her will be.

  4. Quest says:

    She makes an ugly boy or clown, whatever that is. I didn’t even think that it was Scarjo

  5. gee says:

    The makeup is excellent.

  6. Jazz says:

    Scarlett was my second guess! Sure makes a fugly Buster Keaton.

  7. L says:

    At least it’s not a Marilyn, Jackie, or (still living) Babs.

  8. MarenGermany says:

    the boy-pics are pretty cool, though

  9. jacq says:

    I’ll give her the Buster Keaton, however, it would scare the hell out of me if I could be made-up to look like that.

  10. brin says:

    Yeah, you can tell it’s Scarlett in the clown pic. I don’t see how these pics make her look “deep”. I also think Naomi is right.

  11. Nanea says:

    ScarJo’s Marlene is a major fail.

    Buster is mildly amusing though.

  12. Addie says:

    The sad thing about seeing all these “paying homage” photoshoots, it that it is a sad reminder that this industry has run out of amazing ideas and has very little creativity left in it.

  13. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Adorable. I adore this girl and I like these pictures.

  14. shelllley says:

    Her eyes are dead in the photos…

  15. Praise St. Angie! says:

    tanya, nice reference!

  16. sapphire says:

    They had to be drunk.

  17. Abby says:

    I thought she was taylor momsen in the first photo. The raccoon eyes were misleading.

  18. Alix says:

    Think the last pix are ugly.

  19. dread pirate cuervo says:

    @Tanya, Taco!!! I actually posted that video on my FB earlier this week. Gotta love the 80′s channel on satellite radio.

  20. Rhiley says:

    Ha Ha… Taco. I have to agree that the makeup artist did an excellent job.

  21. Siren6 says:

    I thought it was Abby Cornish (sp?) on the first shot!

    I actually like the boy shots. Sort of fun!

  22. Mizz Tickles says:

    Perhaps Scarjo and Sean like to play dress up – she as the dude and he as the lady.

  23. Red says:

    It might just be the resolution on these photos, but the photography is shoddy. I think I’d like the photos more if Tim Walker knew how to light a photoshoot.
    Come to think of it, no I wouldn’t, I’d still dislike the photos but at least they’d be more aesthetically pleasing.

  24. Eileen says:

    I was WAY off! I guessed Renee Zellwegerwhatever from the preview photo.

  25. beth says:

    scarelett should take a Mensa IQ test once and for all to prove that she’s above average in intelligence. that’ll stop all the rumours.


  26. tanya says:

    @Praise Saint Angie! @Dead Pirate Cuervo @Rhiley: LOL, it was the first thing that sprung to mind! That video used to scare the bejesus outta me as a kid, but props to Taco for embracing the freak within!

  27. Ria says:

    I think it’s ubercool! stop slamming her, she’s alright. have you even seen Lost In Translation?

  28. serena says:

    Oh my, Scarlett as a man isn’t..that.. bad. Anyway I recognized her right away, lol, her face is just hers.

    And I think she’s a beautiful and very unique woman, but this photoshoot is awful.

  29. Runs with Scissors says:

    Tanya, ha, Taco! Awesome.

  30. joe says:

    hate it

  31. jurgie says:

    Going by the 2nd picture I guessed Joan Rivers.

  32. honeyv says:

    Original but… Clowns scare me! :( I HATE IT

  33. Annaloo says:

    Hey, these are great.

  34. Kaye says:

    She looks like Priscilla Presley (current version) in the third pic.

  35. endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

    Hahahaha! YESSSS… DIMWITS..

    Please stop with the dead celebrity homage thing. I don’t htink it’s ever been interesting……….

  36. sisi says:

    heh, I also guessed Taylor Momsen

    @ Red
    I totally agree with you. These pictures are horribly made. So amateurish in look. I guess that they were telling the truth when they said they had a couple of drinks. Photographer must have been completely pissed to take these shots.

  37. SolitaryAngel says:

    Ridiculous! Scar, honey–you’re a JOKE.

  38. Tali says:

    I kind of like these photos very original and interesting compared to the glossy half naked airbrushed to he’ll and back magazine spreads that I usually see!

  39. snuh says:

    How does she usually do “the Marilyn Monroe thing”?

  40. Dani says:

    She is pretty disturbing

  41. lea+ann=crap says:

    i guessed taylor monsen too..just from the unoriginal caption

  42. Snowpea says:

    Damn, I hate the faux Polaroid photo trend, it’s beyond tired….

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