Rachel Weisz Covers Lucky, Talks Bond Babies and Shoes


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Rachel Weisz on the October cover of Lucky

With two new films and a hunky husband in the form of Daniel Craig, it looks like smooth sailing for Lucky's October cover star Rachel Weisz.

Working a striped Edith A. Miller top, sailor-style Elizabeth and James skirt, navy floral Marni necklace, and statement Swarovski cuff, the British stunner rocks the boat in her nautical-inspired cover shoot with lensman Ben Watts (who, incidentally, is the brother of her Dream House co-star Naomi).

Inside, there’s no sign of the actress's wedding band, though Dolce & Gabbana’s ubiquitous star-print dress does make yet another appearance. And while Weisz is known for her love of Narcisco Rodriguez, she’s also mesmerized by the work of the late Alexander McQueen.

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Weisz works a leggy look in Lucky.

“His pieces are works of art, but he had such a bizarre relationship to his own body,” she says. “He was always on diets and … well, my perception is that his clothes were almost like torture instruments.”

Oh, what's a vertiginous armadillo heel amongst friends? Speaking of shoes, the Bulgari frontwoman has a certain fondness for footwear, which she says help her get into a new character (“shoes can turn you into someone else in an instant”).

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Starstruck: The actress wears the season’s Dolce & Gabbana dress in Lucky.

“I’ve had this conversation with a girlfriend for 15 years that is kind of a joke, and kind of deathly serious, about finding the perfect pair of shoes,” she says, adding that Rag & Bone’s brown high-heeled canvas boots are a favorite.

“I always want to feel like a can take off if I have to—the British expression is, ‘shoes that let you run for the bus’—but I love high heels too. Sometimes it’s fun wearing very high heels and feeling needy … needy is great because you feel you need to rely on someone.”

And since that “someone” for Weisz these days is her 007 spouse, the conversation naturally turns to the subject of babies. Does the mother to 5-year-old Henry see herself with another child?

“Oh, I wouldn’t make one just for the sake of giving my son a sibling,” she says. “But … you never know ... There’s nothing like a blue-eyed boy in a stripy shirt.”

Oh, we know, Rachel. We know.

For more of the interview, visit Lucky online and pick up the October issue, on sale September 6.

In related news, see what Rachel Weisz told us about her The Whistleblower character’s uniform.

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