Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Vanity Fair August 2008 : Hollywood's Next Wave by Mark Seliger

AMANDA SEYFRIED Age: 22. Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania. Breakthrough roles: Karen in Mean Girls, Sarah on HBO’s Big Love. Upcoming film: Mamma Mia! Levi’s or J Brand? Levi’s. Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin? “Prada. I don’t have any, but they make a woman’s leg look fantastic.” Favorite designer? “Miu Miu. I can’t afford it, but I love it.” BlackBerry or iPhone? BlackBerry. What’s on your iPod? Folk music. Who do you dream of working with one day? Michael Caine. Favorite movie? “Romeo and Juliet with Claire Danes. She was the first girl I related to in some way.” Last book you read? Invisible Monsters, by Chuck Palahniuk. What did you want to be when you grew up? A meteorologist. Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? “Wii, because of Guitar Hero.” Hybrid or Escalade? “Audi. Maybe I should drive a hybrid. I do have a shirt that says, ‘Go Green.’ ”

EMMA ROBERTS Age: 17. Hometown: Rhinebeck, New York. Breakthrough roles: Addie Singer on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, title role in Nancy Drew. Upcoming film: Wild Child. First “Hollywood” moment? “I guess after my television show started airing, and I would be walking around the mall or just out with friends, and girls would come up to me and be like, ‘Oh my God, we love your show, we love this!’ And I would look around still, and be like, ‘Are they really talking to me?’ ” Number of shoes in your closet? “Probably a little under 50.” Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin? Louboutin. Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Chuck Taylors. Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? Justin Timberlake. What’s on your iPod? “Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Girlicious, lots of random little indie types of bands I’m kind of getting into.” American Idol or Lost? “Lost! I’m a huge Lost fan.” Favorite movie? Almost Famous. Style icon? “I love the way Mary-Kate and Ashley dress. I know that’s probably cliché to say.” Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? Wii. Favorite drink? Dr. Pepper.

BLAKE LIVELY Age: 20. Hometown: Burbank, California. Breakthrough roles: Bridget in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. Upcoming film: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. First “Hollywood” moment? “I hope not ever.” Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin? “Jimmy Choo and Chanel. I can’t stand it: the security guards know me there.” Levi’s or J Brand? J Brand. BlackBerry or iPhone? iPhone. Favorite guy’s guy? “I’m dating Brad Pitt.” Favorite girl’s girl? Angelina Jolie. Favorite movie? Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo and Juliet. Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? Wii. Madden or Halo? “Guitar Hero for Wii. I had them write it into the show. But I just bought the Rock Band for Xbox.” Favorite snack? “Whatever’s greasier and cheesier the better.” Hybrid or Escalade? “Hybrid. Even if anybody picked the Escalade they wouldn’t say it, ’cause it’d be, like, bombed.”

KRISTEN STEWART Age: 18. Hometown: North Hollywood, California. Breakthrough roles: Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room, Tracy in Into the Wild. Upcoming films: Adventureland and What Just Happened? Levi’s or J Brand? “Levi’s. Although I think I’m wearing nice J Brands right now.” Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Converse. Favorite designer? “Oh, I don’t know­. Anything that’s beat up. I kind of like to look like a hobo.” Role model? Jodie Foster. BlackBerry or iPhone? “I’m getting a BlackBerry. I don’t even have an e-mail address. I just need a phone that’s not gonna break.” What’s on your iPod? Van Morrison, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones. Last book you read? Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer. Morning or evening? “I’m a night person. I mean, look at me.” Hybrid or Escalade? “A ’95 Toyota Tacoma.” Boy crush? “My boyfriend, Michael Angarano!”

JESSICA SZOHR Age: 23. Hometown: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin? Jimmy Choo. Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Chuck Taylors. Levi’s or J Brand? “Levi’s, I think!” Favorite designer? “Marc Jacobs, Chanel. And there is a new line called Rose—it’s really good. Just simple, sexy, really cute.” Eli Manning or Tom Brady? “I’m from Wisconsin, so the Packers!” BlackBerry or iPhone? “BlackBerry. iPhones are really hard to type on.” What’s on your iPod? MGMT, M.I.A., the Editors, the Virgins, Kenna. Last book you read? The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? “I’m a huge fan of Rock Band. I may almost get carpal tunnel playing the drums.” Were people mean at your high school? “I did a shoot for a teen magazine, and some girls put photocopies of my picture everywhere and they drew on it. They also ketchup’d my driveway and they egged my dad’s car. But now it’s funny because we’re all friends.”

PENN BADGLEY Age: 21. Hometown: Baltimore. Upcoming film: The Stepfather. First “Hollywood” moment? “I got mobbed by 40 to 60 little girls. It took me 45 minutes to walk 20 yards. I feel like for the most part nobody cares about us and it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but every now and then that’ll happen.” Chuck Taylors or Nikes? PF Flyers. BlackBerry or iPhone? iPhone. What’s on your iPod? “D’Angelo, Common, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli’s first albums. I can’t stand all those indie ‘the’ bands.” Favorite book? One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Eli Manning or Tom Brady? “I’m a soccer fan. Arsenal is my team.” Who do you dream of working with one day? “Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2.” Favorite drink? Reposado tequila. Girl crush? “Parker Posey. She is so sexy in Blade: Trinity.” High-school experience? “Strange to nonexistent. I graduated early. Everyone is just so painfully vulnerable and self-conscious.”

BLAKE LIVELY [See first photo.]

CHACE CRAWFORD Age: 23. Hometown: Plano, Texas. Upcoming film: The Haunting of Molly Hartley. First “Hollywood” moment? “Signing iPhones. I’m like, ‘Dude, I don’t want to ruin your phone!’ ” Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Puma. Levi’s or J Brand? Levi’s. BlackBerry or iPhone? iPhone. What’s on your iPod? “Ed [Westwick]’s band, MGMT, Bloc Party, Audioslave, A Tribe Called Quest.” Favorite movie? Cool Hand Luke, Jurassic Park. Favorite TV show? The Office, 30 Rock, Family Guy. Last book you read? Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Eli Manning or Tom Brady? “Come on—Dallas Cowboys.” Favorite drink? Jack Daniel’s. Girl crush? Liz Lemon.
ED WESTWICK Age: 21. Hometown: Stevenage, England. Upcoming film: 100 Feet. First “Hollywood” moment? “The upfronts last year. No one knew who we were but still wanted photos with us.” Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Lacoste. Favorite designer? Michael Bastian. Who do you dream of working with one day? “Jude Law. He is a fantastic spirit and a gentleman.” Favorite movie? “Currently American Psycho.” BlackBerry or iPhone? BlackBerry. Eli Manning or Tom Brady? “Who?” What’s on your iPod? “My band, Filthy Youth. And the Rolling Stones.” Last book you read? No One Here Gets Out Alive, a biography of Jim Morrison. Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? PS3. Favorite drink? Water.

LEIGHTON MEESTER Age: 22. Hometown: Marco Island, Florida. Upcoming project: Season five of Entourage. Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin? Jimmy Choo. Favorite designer? “I’m more a normal person than, like, a fashion girl. For everyday, I like Fluxus—it’s really soft. I really like Foley & Corinna; they do a good mix of vintage and new.” BlackBerry or iPhone? “Why do you assume I don’t have a Nokia pay-and-go phone? No, I have a BlackBerry.” Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? Justin Timberlake. What’s on your iPod? “Gnarls Barkley, the Kooks, and Sean Lennon. I like fun music, too, like M.I.A. She has good things to say.” Last book you read? Madame Bovary. Favorite drink? SoBe Life Water. Hybrid or Escalade? “I don’t know. I used to drive a Volkswagen, a safe Volkswagen.” What were you like in high school? “I was nice. We didn’t have much when I was little.” Were people mean to you like Blair was? “There was always one little girl in each grade that was mean to me. But I was never mean to anyone. I was never like, ‘Ew!’ ”

TAYLOR MOMSEN Hometown: St. Louis. Age: 15. Number of shoes in your closet? “So many. My mom and I are the same size and share shoe closets, so it’s hard to keep count!” Levi’s or J Brand? “Rock & Republic and Earnest Sewn. Whatever fits. I have a really strange body—I’m tall, but I’m all legs, like three-fourths of my body.” Favorite designer? “Diesel for everyday. For dressing up, Valentino, and I love Miu Miu.” Favorite lip gloss? LipFusion. BlackBerry or iPhone? BlackBerry. Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? Justin Timberlake. What’s on your iPod? “Paramore is one of my favorite bands. I have such an eclectic mix of stuff. Garbage is my all-time favorite band. And then I love, like, Britney Spears. I have every one of her albums. Like, I’m a loyal fan.” Favorite movie? “Across the Universe. I saw it nine times.” Favorite TV show? “Law & Order: SVU. I can watch like six in a row, and my mom’s like, ‘You just watched six rape stories,’ but I love how it’s so dramatic, and then when they finally find the guy, it’s like, ‘Yes!’ ” Hybrid or Escalade? Subway.

KEVIN JONAS Age: 20. Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey. Big break: Jonas Brothers album (featuring “S.O.S.”), Miley Cyrus–Hannah Montana tour. Upcoming projects: Disney Channel series J.O.N.A.S., Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. First “Hollywood” moment? “Doing Oprah. It was kind of like, ‘Why am I here? What did I do?’ ” Chuck Taylors or Nikes? “I’m more of a dress-shoe, loafer kind of guy.” Levi’s or J Brand? “April 77. They have a special pocket to put your guitar picks in. I’ll throw a pick in there when we’re leaving the house just for the heck of it, ’cause you never know!” BlackBerry or iPhone? “Both!” How many contacts do you have in your BlackBerry? “Sixty? Actually, that’s an exaggeration—probably like 20.” Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? “Justin Timberlake. He was so successful with his clothing line. I would totally do a girls’ line and flip it and say this is what the Jonas Brothers want to see on a girl.” What’s on your iPod? Girls Aloud, Klaxons, Adele, the Kooks, Scouting for Girls. Favorite movie? “The Outsiders. It’s my favorite book too.” Girl crush? “Girls Aloud. They’re beautiful.” Do you ever miss a “normal” childhood? “I never went to prom, but it’s, like, whatever. Once you actually ask the girl, then it’s all downhill from there. Or that’s what I’ve heard.”

NICK JONAS Age: 15. First “Hollywood” moment? “Meeting the president was pretty cool.” Style icon? “Elvis Costello. I like his consistency, it’s really cool.” Favorite designer? A.P.C., Phillip Lim. BlackBerry or iPhone? “BlackBerry. I had the iPhone for a little while, but I’m more of a businessman; I wanted to have a phone where I could really actually do things.” What’s on your iPod? “Johnny Cash. I love that songwriting style.” Eli Manning or Tom Brady? “The Giants! It’s so funny how in Jersey it’s completely split down the middle. It’s, like, northern New Jersey always seems like is Yankees/Giants, and south is Jets/Mets. Like, the Jets are green—that’s not even cool.” Favorite movie? “Juno. I’ve seen it three times. Ellen Page is super-awesome.” Favorite drink? Sugar-free Red Bull. Favorite snack? “Taco Bell. I get two chalupas and a taco—and it’s awesome.”

JOE JONAS Age: 18. First “Hollywood” moment? “We met Celine Dion at the American Music Awards. She started singing our music, and we’re like, ‘Whoa, that’s Celine Dion!’ ” Inspirations? “Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees. He’s from a brother band, so he’s kind of a mentor to us.” Favorite designer? Alexander McQueen. Chuck Taylors or Nikes? Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. What’s on your iPod? “House music and weird European bands: Daft Punk, Junior Senior, and Frank Musik. I’m still into that phase where I want to find the band no one’s heard of.” Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? “We have all three.” Favorite drink? “I cut out soda because I had a movie scene where I was coming out of the ocean, and you watch James Bond and you want to look good. It teaches you discipline.” Hybrid or Escalade? “I don’t have a license! You need like six hours of driving school, and that’s like three weeks in our schedule.”

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