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Oscar-Nominated Actresses Reveal Hidden Talents: Cate Blanchett Does the Splits!

by Raphael Chestang 5:17 PM PST, February 01, 2016
Playing Oscar-Nominated Actresses Reveal Hidden Talents: Cate Blanchett Does the Splits!

Old Hollywood meets new in Vanity Fair's 22nd annual Hollywood issue, and ET has some of the behind-the-scenes moments from the star-studded photo shoot.

Jane Fonda, Lupita Nyong'o, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, Viola Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz join all five of this year's Best Actress Oscar nominees -- Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan -- on the latest cover.

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While many of the women have studied each other's films, the ladies got to see a whole different side of one another when they revealed talents that fans rarely get to see on screen.

Davis wowed with her gift for drawing, J.Law made everyone giggle with her mouth marionette routine and Blanchett shut it down by doing the splits!

In addition to the impromptu talent show, there were also some sweet moments behind the scenes.

"Jennifer Lawrence brought her dog and Jane Fonda brought her dog, and they really bonded on the set," Vanity Fair features editor Jane Sarkin told ET. "It was a great source of amusement for everyone."

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Fonda and Lawrence paired up and took photos together -- one of which shows Fonda with her arm wrapped around the Joy star.

And all the ladies were dressed in black in order to draw attention to their natural beauty.

"We really wanted to show their incredible faces," Sarkin said. "Sometimes their clothes can overtake all that."

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The Vanity Fair Hollywood issue hits newsstands on Feb. 9.

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