CULTURE

In Bed with TV’s Hottest Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Sarah Paulson & More


For a long while now television has been where the creative action is in Hollywood. But once the terrain of character actors like James Gandolfini and Bryan Cranston, the new so-called Golden Age of Television is increasingly looking, well, hot. All over cable television, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are actors who look as good in negligee or boxers as they do in period costumes. There’s Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift’s newest paramour, stomping around in The Night Manager in a well-cut suit that barely hides his six-pack. Then there’s Sarah Paulson, in the most infamous perm in American history in The People vs. O.J. Simpson, vamping it up in the sort of come-hither number that explains her varied romantic life. And, speaking of perms, what about Juno Temple? A vixen with frizzy curls in Vinyl she is sexpot in a coquettish pink romper. All these actors and more – Liev Schreiber, Anthony Mackie, Thandie Newton, Krysten Ritter – dress down for W’s August issue, and show that television isn’t just giving us creative gold, but plenty of eye candy, too.

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Hair by Dennis Gots for Kerastase at The Wall Group; Makeup by Jo StrettelL for Lancome at Tracey Mattingly.

Paulson wears an Alexander McQueen bra.

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Photo by Mona Kuhn, styled by Patrick Mackie.
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Photo by Mona Kuhn, styled by Patrick Mackie.

Sarah Paulson wears an Alexander McQueen dress and bra.

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Grooming by Michelle Schindler at Something Artists. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Hiddleston wears Special Delivery NYC boxers.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Hiddleston wears Special Delivery NYC boxers.

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Photo by Mona Kuhn. Hair by Dennis Gots for Kerastase at The Wall Group; Makeup by Lauren Kaye Cohen for Lancome at Tracey Mattingly.

Temple wears a Max Mara romper.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Temple wears a Bulgari bracelet and rings.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Temple wears a Versace dress.

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Hair by Dennis Gots for Kerastase at The Wall Group; Makeup by Jo StrettelL for Lancome at Tracey Mattingly.

Newton wears an Etro slip dress; her own earrings.

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Newton wears an Etro slip dress; her own earrings.

Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

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Hair by Ben Skervin for Oribe at Streeters; Makeup by Frankie Boyd for Dior at Tim Howard Management. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Smollett-Bell wears an Alexander McQueen dress; Fleur du Mal bra.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Smollett-Bell wears an Ermanno Scervino top and belt; Pomellato earrings and ring; Tiffany & Co. bracelet.

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Grooming by Lauren Kaye Cohen at Tracey Mattingly. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Schreiber wears a Boss shirt and trousers.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Schreiber wears a Boss shirt and trousers.

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Grooming by Kristin Heitkotter for Tom Ford Beauty at Tracey Mattingly.

Fimmel wears a Gucci T-shirt; Tom Ford pants.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Travis Fimmel wears a Gucci T-shirt; Tom Ford pants.

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Grooming by Lauren Kaye Cohen at Tracey Mattingly. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Dancy wears a Dior Homme shirt.

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Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Dancy wears a Dior Homme shirt.

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Grooming by Michelle Schindler at Something Artists. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Mackie wears a Sunspel tank top; Hanro of Switzerland boxers.

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Grooming by Lauren Kaye Cohen at Tracey Mattingly. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Lewis wears a Burberry jacket.

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Hair by Dennis Gots for Kerastase at The Wall Group; Makeup by Jo StrettelL for Lancome at Tracey Mattingly. Photography by Mona Kuhn. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Ritter wears a Balmain bodysuit.