Lashana Lynch Glistens in a Gold Sequinned Cape at “The Woman King” Premiere
Lashana Lynch took sequins to another level at “The Woman King” premiere in London’s Leicester Square on 3 Oct. The “No Time to Die” actor, who stars in the film, took to the blue carpet in top-to-toe sparkle as she chose a glamorous Jenny Packham gown with matching cape.
Styled by Karla Welch, the 34-year-old looked the picture of elegance in the gorgeous embellished number from the pre-fall collection that was adorned with sequins, crystals, and beads. More was certainly more for Lynch who opted for a Garrard statement necklace and drop earrings. Strappy sandals were the perfect shoes to offset the dramatic outfit, while bronze makeup completed the look.
She was joined at the premiere by Viola Davies, who plays the leading role of Nanisca in the movie, and her husband Julius Tennon. Wearing a bold monochrome striped gown complete with added black rosettes, the actor swept her hair into a sleek bun with full fringe and added gold sculptural earrings. Fellow “The Woman King” actor, Sheila Atim, wore a custom Prada red dress with beaded sleeves and matching red lipstick, and Thuso Mbedu wowed in a plunging black lace ensemble.
Saweetie, John Boyega, and Oti Mabuse also arrived at the premiere in their finest outfits to bring the glitz and glamour to the capital. Clara Amfo hosted the premiere, and posted a poignant Instagram caption about the moment: “A story of power in numbers and personal power @lashanalynch spoke really beautifully on the carpet about showing “strength in softness” especially when it comes to the portrayal of dark skinned black women on screen and every single one their cast mates do it perfectly….also perfect, every cheer, gasp and cackle from the audience during the film😂👏🏾🏾🙌🏾”
“The Woman King” tells the story of the Agoji, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. It was released in the US in mid-September and had already raked in a huge $19 million so far, according to The New York Times, topping box-office charts in its opening weekend. Now, the film is finally available to see on this side of the pond.
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