Vanity Fair May 2012 : Claire, Julianna, Michelle & Sofia by Norman Jean Roy
As our culture critic James Wolcott will tell you, it is now television shows rather than films that dominate the cultural conversation and “enrich the iconography and collective lore of pop culture.” Four examples of television’s lure? We can think of none so enticing as the lead actresses of Modern Family, Homeland, The Good Wife, and Downton Abbey, shown in a photograph by Norman Jean Roy on the cover of our TV issue—the inside pages of which also feature cast members from The Big Bang Theory, Revenge, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Shameless, and more. (Plus: an oral history of Friends!)
Check back to VF.com next week for TV Week, in which we feature inside scoops on our featured shows, video interviews with TV-issue stars, best-of-all-time television slide shows, and a classic-TV quiz. Meanwhile, watch video of the photo shoot with Danes, Dockery, Margulies, and Vergara here:
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Actually, this is kind of nice. Although it's kind of weird how Michelle Dockery is shoved at the bottom down there. It would have been better if they just stuck with Claire, Sofia and Julianna on the cover.
It's not a bad cover but it's way too text heavy! And it's funny as soon as I read the thread tagline, before clicking on it, I was like, "maybe it's Michelle Dockery?!" Can't believe I was right! It's fantastic to see her score the cover of an American magazine so I'm happy with the cover in that respect.
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