So it’s no surprise that Naomie Harris wanted to dress to impress as she attended the premiere of Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday.
Shinning like the star she is the 37-year-old slipped into an elegant one shouldered Donna Karan Atelier gown, made from draped white silk gauze over gold silk lame, with an exposed under skirt made of silk tulle.
The necklace and skirt were embellished with antique gold metal embroidery, catching the light as she walked.
Making sure nothing distracted from her dress, her hair was worn loose in a simple style and she opted to keep her make-up relatively simple.
The beautiful star seemed in high spirits as she made her appearance on the red carpet, chatting away in a very animated style.
Talking about meeting Winnie for the first time, she said: ‘It was intimidating at first but a real privilege. One of the things you’re really scared about when you are playing someone who is such an icon and such a formidable kind of character – is how do they want to be seen?’
Discussing her character’s controversial nature, she continued: ‘That’s the joy of playing a character who is so controversial and so misunderstood as well. You have to understand that she is a product of a particular time in history and circumstances and it’s very difficult now to judge those circumstances. She had a terrible time.’
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick is adapted from Mandela's 1994 autobiography.
It chronicles the iconic leader's journey from childhood in a rural South African village, his days as an anti-apartheid revolutionary, which led to a 27-year prison sentence, and his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of the country.
The film is produced by the Weinstein Co. and also stars Riaad Moosa, Terry Pheto, Lindiwe Matshikiza and Deon Lotz.
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