Well, this is a cover trio we weren't banking on, but now that it's here, it should be noted that these three are highly ... interesting.
The film revolves around Foxx's character Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter, who with the help of his mentor, sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leo).
The mag released a behind the scenes video showing Kerry and Jaime enjoying the shoot, but it also explains the cover: Leo was snapped separately and photoshopped in at a later time.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below:
Leonardo Dicaprio on his character's violence:
"For me, the initial thing obviously was playing someone so disreputable and horrible whose ideas I obviously couldn’t connect with on any level. I think it took me to places I didn’t even imagine. I remember our first read and it was hard for me to wrap my head around it. My initial response was "Do we need to go this far? Are we going too far?"
Jamie Foxx on playing a slave:
"Every two, three years there is a movie about the Holocaust because they want you to remember and they want you to be reminded of what it was. When was the last time you've seen a move about slavery? What we were doing was an acrobatic routine with the highest degree of difficulty. It's a tough script to read. I had both my daughters come down to the plantation and I walk them through and said, "This is where your people come from. This is your background."
Kerry Washington also wanted to drive a message about the film home saying:
"This is not a doc. This is a Quentin Tarantino film. But I remember there was this one moment in the script where Jamie’s character was put in an awful crazy medieval metal mask. I said, “That’s some sick thing Quentin thought up.” And when I went to the production office to meet about my wardrobe, I saw into the research office. Twenty photos of real masks like that. It made me sad. I realized as much as my degrees and everything I’ve read on slave narratives [should have informed me], I didn’t even know that they wore masks like that, that people did that to us. It took a Tarantino movie for me to know that that’s not some crazy thing out of his imagination. That’s how it went down."
Check out the cover in the gallery above and the BTS video.