After featuring someone relatively unknown on the April cover, W comes back with a bang and serves up Charlize Theron as its latest subject. A select few of us sat in anticipation after a generous forum member provided info that the Mad Max: Fury Road star was set to front W‘s May 2015 cover, and we finally got it over the weekend. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, a sultry Charlize dons a black PVC jacket layered over her bare skin as she gazes down the lens. What more could we want?
Unexpectedly, our forum members were disappointed. “Meh I think we’ve all seen Charlize with smoky eyes and tough leather many, many times,” posted t-rex the moment the cover surfaced, setting the tone of commentary to come.
“I don’t even know why I even expected much from this. It’s your typical run-of-mill M&M story. I bet this is by Mr. Enninful again. It’s boring. It’s dated. There’s nothing new about it. And I do not like the shadow covering half of her face. Nope,” added a disapproving MON.
“What’s with the shadow covering half her face?” questioned ALAUU.
Benn98 felt the same way, slamming, “My thoughts exactly, I was surprised to see people getting so excited about the news. Charlize is a really beautiful and fierce woman, but M&M is overrated. I knew it was going to be something sexy, hyper-glamorous and retouched to the max.”
Emmanuelle agreed, “I don’t really like the cover. The hairstyle is too weird and I am not a fan of this shadow, I have the feeling it could have been done better.”
“Tom Hardy isn’t accompanying her? Not interested. As others have said we have seen her in photoshoots like this a million times,” HeatherAnne echoed.
Are you also left unimpressed by the cover? Voice your own opinion here.