Bella Thorne donned a blonde wig and wrapped herself in a bedsheet to pose as endless muse Marilyn Monroe for Harper’s Bazaar. The shoot, by photographer Mona Kuhn, was inspired by a series of photos Douglas Kirkland took of Monroe in 1961. Kuhn’s simple, feminine images are a striking contrast to Thorne’s usual Instagram posts, in which she frequently flaunts her blue hair and piercings while sticking her tongue out at the camera.
In addition to baring her body for the magazine, Thorne opened up about her love life. Her Freeform show Famous in Love premieres next week, but she said she doesn’t actually have much going on in the romance department. “I’m single as fuck. I could not be more single. This is the longest I’ve been super single.” That directness is typical of Thorne, who prides herself on being honest and open with her fans. Last year, she revealed on Twitter that she is bisexual, and in March, she tweeted that she misses being in a relationship.
The 19-year-old actress told W she wants to “actually date a girl,” and admitted she’s attracted to fellow actress Kristen Stewart, 27. “She’s so hot. She seems like the raddest chick, I’d be so down.” Stewart is currently dating Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell, and they were spotted together this week, but who knows what the future might hold?
"The world needs more honesty…I have problems like every person, so if I can help somebody else then that’s fucking dope.”— @BellaThorne channels #MarilynMonroe while opening up about fame, love and finding success beyond #Disney. Tap the link in our bio to see the full feature on BAZAAR.com. Interview by @Olivia_Fleming Photography by @MonaKuhnStudio Styling by @KathrynTypaldos
Harper’s Bazaar also posted a video, “100 Seconds with Bella Thorne,” in which Thorne describes several of her quirks, and says, “I’m just a really weird person, I think.” Watch it here:
To see more of Bella in her sexed-up glory, click here for our exclusive pictorial and interview.