Actors Watson, Foy star in "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar

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Photographer Paolo Roversi poses on the launch of the “Looking for Juliet” 2020 Pirelli Calendar, in the northern Italian metropolis of Verona, Italy December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

VERONA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which options Hollywood names akin to Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart in addition to transgender mannequin and actor Indya Moore.

Set in Verona, the place Shakespeare’s play takes place, the calendar, entitled “Looking for Juliet”, was introduced in the northern Italian metropolis on Tuesday.

It is being accompanied by a brief movie in which Roversi portrays a film director trying to forged his Juliet.

First launched in the 1960s, the Pirelli calendar, which has a restricted publication run and is presented to shoppers of the Italian tyre maker, has moved away from scantily-dressed fashions to extra inventive themes in latest years.

“Society is changing very, very fast and the Pirelli calendar too is changing,” Roversi informed Reuters.

“It couldn’t stay the same since 30 years (ago) … it is interesting to see how the Pirelli calendar is following the evolution of society and photography, of the aesthetic, of the idea of beauty of women,” he stated.

As nicely as Watson, Stewart and Moore, this yr’s version additionally options actors Claire Foy, Yara Shahidi and Mia Goth in addition to Chinese singer Chris Lee, Spanish singer Rosalia and Roversi’s daughter, artist Stella Roversi.

Reporting by Emily Roe; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Gareth Jones

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