Whatever will happen, however she unfolds, Angelina Jolie is a steady value in entertainment. In 2014, she sealed yet another life-size story she’s known for: Elle Magazine has Angelina Jolie on their June 2014 cover, the US edition and some 40 other international editions reprinting as well. Not bad, huh? From this issue onward, Disney’s new Maleficent is going to be on every newsstand in the world, a random fact worth of a world record title.
Photographed by Hedi Slimane in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane exclusively, Angelina delivers one of her stunning pictorials in her favorite black & white palette. Actually, it somehow reminds me of a story she did in 2007 with Marc Hom in 2007, for Esquire magazine…
I distinctively remember that the first time I consciously bought a magazine because Angelina Jolie had the cover was in the early 2000. She was the newly appointed Lara Croft and she would make even more people dream of the Tomb Raider adventurous Lady as she took the game out of the virtual context and brought it to a new, superior level of fame.
Angelina can do that with a simple leg slit. She can bring a new, superior level of fame to almost anything, whether we care to admit it or not. And, good or bad, she seems to be doing quite fine for herself and her family, steady on her course for more than a decade already!
Angelina Jolie is going to be 39 in less than a month and, just before that, she’ll premiere her latest movie, one she’s actually acting in: Maleficent. Disney is pushing the boundaries of their kingdom further than the usual fairy princess movies would. And Angelina Jolie as the ‘most loved’ evil character from fairy tales is certainly a smart move. Remember when Charlize Theron played Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)? She was, by far, the most impressive character and interpretation from the entire movie. It takes a strong, flawlessly beautiful woman to play the Evil!
Back to Elle and Angelina Jolie: to many who do not see beyond the ‘cover’ issue, it may look like a little deal, downgrading Angelina from a Vogue crown to a mere ‘Elle’ chair. But make no mistake, the kind of international reach Elle provides through its many reprints has no rival. Not even the mighty Vogue! Plus the added class from Hedi Slimane’s lenses… Vogue would most certainly wouldn’t have let him in, let alone for an exclusive such as this!