Screen Tests

3 seasons, 313 episodes

W's Editor at Large, Lynn Hirschberg sits down with the world's most recognizable celebrities in a series of candid interviews on subjects ranging from the actors' careers to their personal histories and favorite moments in cinema.

Who Is Your Cinematic Crush?

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Kristen Stewart which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Elle Fanning which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Amy Adams which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Ben Affleckwhich celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Jack Black which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Jessica Chastain which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Bradley Cooper which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Marion Cotillard which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Carmen Ejogo which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Richard Gere which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks John Hawkes which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Dree Hemingway which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Philip Seymour Hoffman which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Matthew McConaughey which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Scoot McNairy which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Matthias Schoenaerts which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Omar Sy which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Dreama Walker which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Denzel Washington which celebrity makes him swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Kerry Washington which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Naomi Watts which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Rachel Weisz which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Rebel Wilson which celebrity makes her swoon.

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Lynn Hirschberg asks Mary E Winstead which celebrity makes her swoon.

Music

Katy Perry, whose latest album, Prism, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Here, she opens up to W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg about her celebrity crush, going to therapy, and more.

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12 Years a Slave star and fashion darling Lupita Nyong’o tells Lynn Hirschberg which actress she admires in W’s latest Screen Test.

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Oprah explains her celebrity crush to Lynn Hirschberg in W’s latest Screen Test.

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Discover what actor inspires 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor in W’s latest Screen Test.

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Frances Ha actress Mickey Sumner tells Lynn Hirschberg the first actor to make her swoon in W’s latest Screen Test.

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Find out why American Hustle actress Amy Adams has a soft spot for Grease in Lynn Hirshberg’s new Screen Test.

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Find out who makes Dallas Buyers Club actor Matthew McConaughey swoon in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest video Screen Test.

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Prisoners actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Lynn Hirschberg his first cinematic crush in W’s newest Screen Test.

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Find out why Butch Cassidy is close to Drinking Buddies star Olivia Wilde’s heart in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest Screen Test.

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Find out who makes American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence swoon in Lynn Hirschberg's new video Screen Test.

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Find out which actor has a special place in The Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill’s heart.

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Find out why Halle Berry still has Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan’s heart in W’s new video Screen Test.

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French darling and Blue Is the Warmest Color actress Léa Seydoux reveals the actors that made her swoon in W’s latest Screen Test.

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Nebraska actor Bruce Dern confesses his cinematic crushes in Lynn Hirschberg’s video Screen Test.

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Find out who makes George Clooney swoon in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest video Screen Test.

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Find out which ladies inspire Lovelace star Amanda Seyfried in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest Screen Test.

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Dallas Buyer Club actor Jared Leto explains the classic beauty is his number one in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Find out which actresses make Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba swoon in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Find out who makes The Spectacular Now star Shailene Woodley swoon in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest Screen Test.

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Discover why Phillip Seymour Hoffman is Kill Your Darlings star Dane DeHaan’s cinematic crush in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Discover which actor inspires Don Jon star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Discover who makes Before Midnight actress Julie Delpy swoon in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Find out why Frances Ha star Greta Gerwig can’t get enough of John Wayne in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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Find out who makes the cut for Out of the Furnace actor Casey Affleck in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.

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The Iceman star Michael Shannon tells Lynn Hirschberg which actresses make him swoon in W’s new video Screen Test.

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Short Term 12 star Brie Larson reveals her cinematic crush in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest Screen Test.

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Find out who makes our favorite anchorman Will Ferrell giddy in Lynn Hirschberg’s latest Screen Test.

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W’s May cover star, the British actress Rosamund Pike, opens up to Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg in a video Screen Test. Tune in as Pike reveals which movie had her in tears after just two minutes (“So much makes me cry if I’m in the right frame of mind”), her secret cinematic crush, (“He was just the most gorgeous thing I’d ever seen”), and more.

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The Interstellar actress reveals the movie that always makes her cry, her cinematic crush, and more.

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The Birdman actress, who is also one of W's February 2015 cover stars, discusses her favorite love story, her childhood love for Leonardo DiCaprio, and more. Emma wears a Loewe T-shirt.

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The Into the Woods stars discuss the movies that make them laugh, cry, and fall in love.

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The American Sniper actor, who is one of the cover stars of W’s February 2015 issue, loves Julie Christie—and her modern day lookalike.

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The Wild actress, who is one of the cover stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the movies that matter to her most—and admits that she has a crush on actor Miles Teller—in a video interview.

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The Whiplash actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about his cinematic crush, the movie that makes him cry most, and why "Titanic" is his favorite love story.

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The Foxcatcher actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, explains why Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of his favorite love stories of all time and how he developed a talent crush on his hardworking friend, and former roommate, Joaquin Phoenix.

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The Still Alice star, who is one of the cover stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the first time she had a romantic feeling about an actor, the film that always makes her cry, and why Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, and Steve Carell are amongst her cinematic crushes.

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The Foxcatcher actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about his cinematic crush on his Crazy Stupid Love on-screen wife Julianne Moore.

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The comedian and Obvious Child actress, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her love for Joe Versus the Volcano, why West Side Story always makes her cry, and more.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel actor, who is one of the stars in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about his love of early Ingmar Bergman films, the movies that make him cry, and more. Ralph Fiennes wears his own clothes.

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The Fault in Our Stars actress, who is one of the cover stars of W’s February 2015 issue, reveals her cinematic crush on Jessica Rabbit, her favorite love story of all time, and her favorite tearjerkers.

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The Birdman actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, confesses his eternal love for the 1985 film Out of Africa, and admits his cinematic crushes on Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster, and Carole Lombard, in this video interview. Edward Norton wears his own clothes.

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The Selma actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the mesmerizing appeal of The Color Purple, his love of The Notebook, and what it is like to play Judi Dench’s son. David Oyelowo wears a Fred Perry shirt.

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The Selma actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, reveals that she may “live in a space of fantasy” when it comes to her love life, that she has a cinematic crush on Marlon Brando, and more in this video interview. Carmen Ejogo wears her own clothes.

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The Whiplash actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, explains why working with “bad boy” actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Miles Teller gives him street cred at home. J.K. Simmons wears his own clothes.

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The A Most Violent Year actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, opens up about why movies on planes always make him cry, what it was like to meet his cinematic crush, Jessica Lange, and more in this video interview. Oscar Isaac wears his own clothes.

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The Under the Skin actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her crush on Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, the allure of David Bowie androgyny, and why WALL-E, of all movies, is the most touching love story. Scarlett Johansson wears her own clothes.

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The Get On Up actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, opens up about why Lela Rochon’s Harlem Nights character, Sunshine, is his all-time film crush. Chadwick Boseman wears his own clothes.

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The Theory of Everything actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the role in which he was miscast, the surprising movies that always make him cry, and why he has a crushes on Charlotte Rampling and Kristen Scott Thomas.

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The Night Moves actress, who appears in W’s February 2015 issue, opens up about her first on-screen kiss, why Love Story is her new favorite love story, and why What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is her favorite movie of all time. Dakota Fanning wears her own clothes.

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The Unbroken star, who appears in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about why Matthew McConaughey’s character in Dallas Buyer’s Club brings him to tears, why he’s crushing on Maureen O’Hara and Judi Dench, and why he’s looking for a love story like The Lion King in real life. Jack O’Connell wears his own clothes.

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The Dear White People actress, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her love of Harold and Maude, her politically incorrect crush on Jim Carrey in the Ace Ventura movies, and “the bravery of being silly.” Tessa Thompson wears a Gucci dress.

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The Low Down actress, who stars in W’s February 2015 issue, confesses she why she was so sad when Ryan Gosling became a father, why Grease is her favorite love story, and what it is like to watch her sister play a cancer patient. Elle Fanning wears a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress; Max Mara bow.

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The Jimi: All Is by My Side actress, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, on why humiliation is the most important and heartbreaking emotion, how she develops a crush, and more. Imogen Poots wears her own clothes.

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The Homesman star, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, shares his love of Carol Lombard, Sofia Loren, and Lilian Gish in this video interview. Tommy Lee Jones wears a Burberry London shirt.

Fashion

Charlize Theron tells us about shaving her head, becoming a mom, and her cinematic crush in a new video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

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Charlize Theron tells us about shaving her head, becoming a mom, and her cinematic crush in a new video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

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In a candid Screen Test interview with Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, W’s June/ July 2015 issue cover star reveals what it’s like to be a style icon at 77 (“It’s weird”), how Katharine Hepburn was her mentor, and why she finds Robert Redford’s “good values” sexy.

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Taraji P. Henson talks about how her dad encouraged her to be an actress, what it was like to sing about pimps and whores at the Oscars, and how she landed the role as Cookie in Empire in her Screen Test interview with Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

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The Disney star and multi-hyphenate ‘Dancing with the Stars’ vet Zendaya Coleman remembers her first audition — the silkworm in her school production of ‘James and the Giant Peach’ — and her surprising reaction to Michael Jackson’s death in an intimate video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

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The 16-year-old ‘Mad Men’ actress reflects on her young start as a Gerber baby, and reveals the one movie that always makes her cry in an intimate video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

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W's April 2016 issue celebrates three rising stars--Zendaya, Willow Smith, and Kiernan Shipka. Here, the three young actresses reveal the cinematic crushes that inspire them.

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Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who stars as Baron Karl Mordo in the upcoming 'Doctor Strange' film, recalls the first time he saw the brutal opening scene of 'Basic Instinct,' explains why he's never seen a psychic, and discusses his new supernatural role in this wide-ranging interview.

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... And he's never shied away from sharing them. In this interview with Lynn Hirschberg, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci discusses strong looks, strong opinions, and how Gianni Versace inspired him to make clothes.

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Actress Naomie Harris was nominated for her first Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress, for her role in ‘Moonlight,’ in which she plays the drug-addicted mother of Chiron, a young man coming to terms with his sexuality as he grows up in the projects of Miami. In this wide-ranging interview, Harris reflects on her first-ever on-screen kiss — in a student film at age 21 — her lingering fear of the dark, and her childhood dreams of Michael Jackson rescuing her from schoolyard bullies.

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"Even though I didn't like my body at all, I just had to get comfortable with it," explains Kate Moss. Here, the British supermodel talks about what it was like to shoot that famous Calvin Klein ad with Marky Mark, her childhood crush on David Bowie, and her first kiss.

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Adam Driver talks about working with director Jim Jarmusch for the film Paterson, why he hates Halloween, his first kiss, and more in an intimate video interview.

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Charlize Theron is a badass in her new film, Atomic Blonde. In fact, it proves she would make an amazing James Bond.