Tessa Thompson cuts effortlessly stylish figure at NYC event in support of her new film
She's one of the fastest-rising stars in both TV and film, and feted for her trend-setting sense of style.
And Tessa Thompson didn't fail to live up to the latter Tuesday in New York City at Tastemaker Event for her latest movie, Sorry To Bother You, a Sundance darling helmed by filmmaker Boots Riley.
The 34-year-old Westworld stunner had her long dark locks partially braided with pearls and careening past her waist, framing her gorgeous face, which she complemented with a light layer of makeup.
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Beauty: Tessa Thompson, 34, looked amazing Tuesday in New York City at Tastemaker Event for her latest movie, Sorry To Bother You
The versatile actress, who appears in both buzzy indie films as well as studio tentpoles such as Thor: Ragnarok, wore a shoulder-less white top with a long strip that careened over over her right leg, with long white fringes dangling over her left. She wore with baggy textured white pants with matching pointy toed shoes.
She posed for photos and sat for a Q&A with Riley and the film's Lakeith Stanfield, Terry Crews and Jermaine Fowler.
The film is set in modern day Oakland, centered around a telemarketer, played by Stanfield, who taps into a hidden talent that unlocks unparalleled salesmanship skills, sending his career into the stratosphere.
It includes an ensemble cast featuring Omari Hardwick, Kate Berlant, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover, David Cross and Armie Hammer.
Striking: Tessa had her long dark locks partially braided with pearls and careening past her waist framing her gorgeous face, which she complemented with a light layer of makeup
Chat: Tessa sat for a Q&A with Riley and the film's (L-R) Lakeith Stanfield, Boots Riley and Terry Crews
Multi-talented: The actress appears in both buzzy indie films as well as studio tentpoles
Versatile: In addition to her acting career, Tessa's also involved in music and fashion
In the movie, Tessa's character, named Detroit, is also fashion forward, sporting an amazing hairdo of colors and curls.
Antoinette Yoka, who headed the hair department for the film, told Refinery29 the 'do' was totally decided through discussions between Tessa, Boots' and herself.
Tessa 'would come up with an idea and we’d share some photos and Pinterest boards until we could narrow it down. She really liked something along the lines of unicorn colors.'
Yoka said the Detroit character 'is very unique in the script, like her mannerisms, her dialogue, and the difference between her and Lakeith's character.'
The film is slated to hit theaters July 6.
Talents: Stanfield gave Tessa a pair of bunny ears as the co-stars leaned in for a shot
Gold standard: Terry Crews stood out in a dynamic ensemble at the event
Fashion forward: Tessa collaborated on the process of styling her character's hair for the film