Sometimes a shot is so flawless that it does not need dressing up. Such is the case with Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s cover Elle’s Women In Hollywood Issue.
The magazine has chosen the “Belle” actress as one of its honorees this year, and it featured her on one of several covers for the Women In Hollywood Issue. Last week, Elle released Zoe Saldana’s cover, where she expertly whipped her hair in a full-body shot.
The photographer went for a tight shot with Gugu, who was giving off all kinds of smolder with a smokey eye, some bold lip and ridiculous cheekbones. Her closeup game is strong! So strong in fact that Elle opted to let the shot speak for itself (save for a single cover line mentioning her name).
Gugu, who is set to star in “Beyond The Lights” next month, will be honored during the magazine’s Women In Hollywood awards ceremony tomorrow. Her cover will be available on newsstands the following day.