The Leading Ladies of T.V.

Jennifer Aniston

Empire’s Taraji P. Henson isn’t the only big star on the small screen. Here, eight other Hollywood super stars talk about their TV moments.


Jennifer Aniston Friends Photograph by Michael Thompson, styled by Alex White; W magazine February 2003. “I mean, I’m completely terrified about Friends coming to an end, but I’m also dying for it to end, you know?”


Mila Kunis That ‘70s Show Photograph by Michael Thompson; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine August 2014. “My first real kiss ever was with [Ashton Kutcher] on the show. And when That ’70s Show had a prom, my date for the prom turned out to be my fiancé.”


Julianna Marguiles ER Photograph by Nathaniel Goldberg; styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine May 2010. “When I left ER, people asked me if I’d still do television. I’ll always do television—television celebrates women. It’s where the best, richest roles for women are, period.”


January Jones Mad Men Photograph by Craig McDean; styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine May 2011. “I don’t judge Betty or necessarily understand her. The audience is passionate about her. After season one they wanted her to speak out against Don and his infidelities.”


Jessica Biel 7th Heaven Photograph by Mikael Jansson; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine April 2012. “That show was fun. I was a basketball player who was going through all the stuff that a 14-year-old goes through, which is, as you know, completely psychotic.”


Blake Lively Gossip Girl Photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin; styled by Alex White; W magazine December 2008. “I thought, Okay, I’ll try a movie. And I was loving films, so I thought, No, I don’t want to try TV. But now I’m loving being on the show more than I ever could have imagined. It has been just the most amazing experience anybody could ever ask for.”


Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians Photograph by Mark Seliger; W magazine November 2010. “Everyone always said it was like a sitcom at our house! We also knew that while we had the glitz and the glam for an audience to vicariously live through, we are such a normal family that everyone can relate.”


Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014. “I never leave the house. Why go to a movie? I’ve got a huge-ass TV.”