W magazine has unveiled its annual Best Performances portfolio this week, showcasing 29 actors and actresses including Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson. One of the six alternate covers has top actress pairing and BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone wearing high fashion, nude toned dresses and embracing. The girls have much in common as they’re both in their late twenties, already Oscar winners and global icons and have spent the best part of ten years in the public eye. They first connected over text and spoke every day for a year before finally meeting, a story that Jennifer tells the camera before explaining that at the last minute they both realised they might have been speaking to random people and not each other, leading to an awkward brief phone call to check their voices sounded right on their way to their lunch date.
Their bond is clear as they discuss their early childhood pets and their first kisses, which for Jennifer involved a missing turtle and the woods near a baseball park. Jen also dishes on her religious upbringing where she wasn’t allowed to dress up for Halloween and had to go to a party as a picnic table where Emma was decked out in a full Morticia Addams costume with fake nails at the age of six. The other five covers feature star duos Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield and Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hanks and Mary J. Blige, James Franco with Gal Gadot and Robert Pattinson with Daniela Vega. It was co-produced with new Brtish Vogue editor Edward Enninful, and you can find all the photos at W magazine here