Shakespeare’s plays were first brought to life by male actors, including the non-blokeish role of Juliet Capulet. Chaps need not apply for star billing in next year’s Pirelli Calendar though. Although the theme for 2020 is ‘Looking for Juliet’, photographer Paolo Roversi’s shortlist of candidates pays no homage to the ‘boy player’ of old.
Roversi’s casting call to find who today would best embody Shakespeare’s character brings nine protagonists to the 2020 Pirelli Calendar: Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Chris Lee, Indya Moore, Rosalia, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and his own daughter, Stella Roversi.
Pirelli notes that Roversi’s hunt for Juliet may be an unending one. “I am still searching for Juliet and I think I will be searching for her for the rest of my life, because in the end Juliet is nothing less than a dream,” comments Paolo Roversi.
Roversi snapped the photos for next year’s Pirelli Calendar in Verona and Paris.