There are some celebrities we will line up to see in any movie at all–Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep–and there are other celebrities who we love just as deeply for their red carpet appearances and ability to wear spectacular clothes. But those groups don’t necessarily overlap like they do with Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o. Some celebrities we really don’t ever need to see in a movie again, but we still love them for their amazing red carpet style and would be sad if they stopped showing up at the Cannes Film Festival every year.
If there were a special red carpet circuit just for celebrities who don’t have movies to promote but are just really good at walking red carpets, these would be some of our favorites. Here are 12 celebrities we think should just quit the movies and only do red carpets. Who would be on your list?
After utterly killing it on the 2014 Cannes Film Festival best-dressed list in a slick Gucci dress and impressively giant braid, we couldn’t help but think that we’d really just like to see Blake Lively going around in gorgeous dresses and being stunning on the red carpet. The movies are superfluous.
Kristen Stewart’s epic Chanel haute couture jumpsuit made our day at Cannes this year. The fact that she later changed into sneakers with it just made everything better. The lady wears clothes with an insouciant panache that we’d confuse her with the French movie stars if she just smiled more often. Her attitude makes everything she wears seem that much cooler. She should just quit making movies entirely and devote 100 percent of her time to being cool on red carpets.
Hermione Granger is all grown up and turned into a Burberry model. As a child star she has gone to a lot of movie premieres, and as such she has learned to dress really, really, ridiculously well. She should just continue to lead by fashion example and teach the world to look good in graduation selfies instead of making movies.
Shailene Woodley always looks like a superhero on the red carpet.
Scarlett Johansson is the Platonic Form of Old Hollywood glamour. As long as she breathes, it will never die. Keeping that flame alive is a full-time job, and trying to do that and deliver memorable performances is a lot for her.
Considering I cannot remember the last time I saw a movie with Kate Bosworth in it, she might have actually decided to give up movies and just focus on her red carpet game. That’s been pretty stellar, though.
Ryan Reynolds seems like he’d be so charming and fun in real life. He’s got a great smile for the red carpet. If he decides to stop working on that comeback, he’s at least got a career hugging mascots for the paparazzi.
Megan Fox has not yet learned to dress outside the box, but she’s reliably glamorous and her tattoos give her a cool Angelina Jolie vibe in the glamorous, feminine dresses she favors. She might not have the potential to be an A-list movie star, but if she starts mixing up the fashion choices a bit, she has a lot of potential as a red carpet favorite.
I remember being much smaller and having such a crush on Orlando Bloom that it didn’t matter how emotive he was or whether or not he always used the same exact tone of voice. When I see him on red carpets in dapper blue suits, I’m able to recall that innocent state and forget about his relatively generic performances.