The collection of sepia-toned photographs take inspiration from Shakespeare’s famed play Romeo and Juliet in that the individuals, selected for the calendar were asked to treat the shoot like a casting call for the part of Juliet.
The nine women. almost all actresses, selected for the calendar are Chris Lee, Claire Foy, Emma Watson, Indya Moore, Kristen Stewart, Mia Goth, Rosalía, Yara Shahidi, and Roversi’s daughter, Stella Roversi.
In an interview with Vogue, Roversi explained, “There’s no Romeo here, there are only Juliets who show up for a casting call, respond to questions, and reveal their own version of the character before re-enacting a passage from the tragedy, in costume. What was very moving was to see actresses of this level audition like it was their first casting. There’s something so innocent, naïve, and sincere about it that really corresponds to Juliet.”
Check out a selection of the images from the 2020 Pirelli Calendar below.