in , , ,

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Covers W Magazine The New Originals Issue

W Magazine features The Trial of the Chicago 7 star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on the cover of their latest edition

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine

The Emmy Award–winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II takes the cover story of W Magazine‘s The New Originals edition lensed and styled by fashion photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. In charge of grooming was beauty artist Kim Keusen at Artistspool.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine

I was excited to hear about the additional role, and it turns out that being naked on set is liberating! Acting without clothes is a little like acting when you’re exhausted. When I’m tired, I do my best work. When you’re naked and painted blue, you don’t have the energy to care about other things. I studied the character beforehand, I did a few push-ups, and then I took off the robe. Being naked and having the audacity to be Doctor Manhattan, who runs the galaxy, was very freeing. And that surprised me, because I’m usually very reserved. I don’t mind awkward silences. – Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on portraying Doctor Manhattan in HBO’s Watchmen.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine
W Magazine
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine
W Magazine
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine
W Magazine
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine
W Magazine
Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine

You can watch Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie, which is streaming on Netflix now.

Photography © Wolfgang Tillmans for W Magazine, for more visit wmagazine.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fenton Bailey

Ricardo Dines & Harrison Griffiths Star in Corriere della Sera Style Magazine

BIKKEMBERGS

LOOKBOOK: BIKKEMBERGS Spring Summer 2021 Collection