...but once upon a time they were more like this

Is this the most mis­er­able Pirelli cal­en­dar ever?

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election - By Jen­nifer Ruby Se­nior Show­busi­ness Cor­re­spon­dent

IT has dis­tanced it­self from the scant­ily-clad mod­els of the past. But now the Pirelli cal­en­dar seems to have banned any trace of joy.

For the 2020 edi­tion fea­tures lead­ing ac­tresses in moody, Shake­speare themed poses. Emma Wat­son and Kris­ten Ste­wart are among the stars giv­ing edgy, uns­mil­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Romeo’s doomed lover Juliet.

Miss Wat­son, 29, seems almost nun­like in a white corseted dress, match­ing gloves and a dra­matic wim­ple, while Miss Ste­wart, 29, ex­udes a goth like in­ten­sity. ‘It’s lovely to have the nar­ra­tive be­hind the still image. I think that makes it a richer image,’ said Miss Wat­son.

The Look­ing For Juliet cal­en­dar was shot in Verona and Paris by pho­tog­ra­pher Paolo Roversi.

Pirelli be­gan pub­lish­ing a cal­en­dar in 1964 but it was dis­con­tin­ued ten years later. It was res­ur­rected in the early 1980s and be­came famed for its scant­ily-clad and semi-nude mod­els, who

in­cluded Kate Moss and Cindy Craw­ford. In the past decade the tyre firm has moved away from pin-up girls and in­cluded more arty im­ages in­stead. Moody: Emma Wat­son as the doomed lover Juliet

Star-cross’d: Kris­ten Ste­wart

Pin-up: Cindy Craw­ford

Glam­our: Kate Moss

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