Kiernan Shipka, left, replicates Drew Barrymore's pose with E.T. (Photo: Simon Procter/Harpersbazaar)Since Steven Spielberg's long-awaited passion project "Lincoln" opens nationwide this weekend, Harper's Bazaar decided to mark the occasion by staging young actresses in scenes depicting some of the director's most iconic movies.
You almost have to do a double take to realize that Kiernan Shipka of "Mad Men" is posing with E.T. -- and not a young Drew Barrymore in 1982. The image depicts the emotional scene in the 30-year-old classic film when Gertie kisses E.T. goodbye before he waddles up to his spaceship to return to his home planet. I dare you to watch it and not cry.
[Related: Henry Thomas on 'E.T.' 30 years later]
Dakota Fanning posed for a photo reenactment of 1977's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Fanning depicts Melinda Dillon's character Jillian Guiler in a scene just before her son Barry gets abducted by aliens.
Fun fact: Dakota Fanning is the only actress of the four who has ever appeared in a Spielberg film. She played Rachel Ferrier, the daughter of Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) in "War of the Worlds" (2005).
For the other three, maybe these photos count as audition material?
The issue, on newsstands November 27, features Taylor Swift on the cover.
Watch Dee Wallace talk to Yahoo! Movies about filming 'E.T.':
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