First, Coca-Cola angers Americans and now Hollywood sparks outrage. The new Vanity Fair cover includes six Black actors, but is it worth the hoopla?
Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan join an all-star Hollywood cast making this issue one to remember. The distinguished publication seems to have finally caught on to the hype of Black Hollywood’s best new talent after their all-white Hollywood Issue cover in 2010.
Hitting stands on Feb. 11, the three-panel foldout boasts “[celebrating] a year of spectacular film(s) with a group of distinguished actors.”
The main cover finds Julia Roberts sitting across Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba’s lap wearing an enticing outfit. 12 Years a Slave‘s Ejiofor and actor George Clooney pose beside them looking like living history in suave black tuxes.
Inside the book, Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) are also featured in their Sunday’s best.