Olivia Colman looks sophisticated yet stylish in a long black dress at the Empire Of Light screening
Olivia Colman looked sophisticated yet stylish as she attended a special screening of her new film Empire of Light in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent on Sunday.
The 48-year-old actress opted for a long black dress for the occasion, characterized by white stitching and gold buttons on both shoulders.
She looked effortlessly chic in the black number as she paired the look with large gold hoop earrings and gold necklaces.
Stylish: Olivia Colman looked sophisticated yet stylish as she attended a special screening of her new film Empire of Light on Sunday
Olivia kept her look modest and added some black leather boots that added inches to her slim figure.
Olivia continued to sport her cropped haircut and opted for eyeliner and soft red lips for her makeup.
When she arrived at the event in Kent, where the film was last filmed, she decided on one checked wool coat to brave the cold.
Glam: She looked effortlessly chic in the black number as she paired the look with large gold hoop earrings and gold necklaces
Also attending the event was film director Sam Mendes, 57, who looked dapper in all black.
Sam paired his ominous look with a gray coat, gray plaid scarf and brown tinted glasses.
Co-star Toby Jones joined the couple as the trio laughed and smiled at each other.
The romantic drama, directed by Sam Mendes, stars Olivia as theater manager Hilary, who forms a relationship with Stephen, a ticket seller played by the much younger Micheal.
Good times: The 48-year-old actress opted for a long black dress for the occasion, which was characterized by white stitching and gold buttons on both shoulders
Adored: Arriving at the Kent event to meet fans, she chose a checked wool coat to brave the cold weather
Star: Also at the event was film director Sam Mendes, 57, who looked dapper in all black
The actress recently revealed she was trying to remove her raunchy scenes with 25-year-old lover Michael Ward from her new movie Empire Of Light.
Of her “embarrassment,” Olivia said, “I always wanted Sam to take out the sex scenes because I was so embarrassed.”
“I said, ‘Why can’t they go kiss, cut themselves, and then pretend it already happened?’ she continued.
Trio: Co-star Toby Jones joined the couple as the trio laughed and smiled at each other
Big Role: The 1917 romantic drama directed by Sam Mendes stars Olivia as cinema executive Hilary, who has a relationship with a ticket seller, Stephen, played by the much younger Micheal
“Michael was a lot more mature than me and helped me manage my nerves.”
These comments also come after Olivia opened up about the moment she found out Michael’s real mother is five years younger than her.
Olivia and Michael discussed some “slightly awkward” moments during filming while speaking on The Graham Norton Show.
Olivia said of the intimate scenes, “There was a specific moment when I was sitting on top of Michael in a compromising and slightly embarrassing situation and he said, ‘Today is my mother’s birthday.’
Awkward: Some actresses might be flattered to be cast as a woman with a much younger lover, but Olivia Colman has revealed she was “embarrassed” by her racy scenes
When he said she was 43, I said, “OK, stop talking!”
When asked if her role was written specifically for her, Olivia continued: “Apparently she was. But Sam is nice enough that he’d say it anyway. He was watching The Crown at the time and thought of me.
“We had a Zoom conversation during lockdown and I said ‘okay yes’ before I even knew what it was. It’s an incredible honor for him to write something for me.’
And jokingly added: “Thank goodness it was an amazing part – can you imagine if it was rubbish!”
Co-Stars: The romantic drama, directed by Sam Mendes, stars Olivia as cinema executive Hilary, who forms a relationship with Stephen, a ticket seller played by the younger Micheal
Michael, speaking about working with Olivia, said later on the show, “It’s been an amazing experience. It was amazing just sharing the same space. I learned so much about being a real person – everyone had a real sense of humanity.
“If Olivia had been rude I might have thought that I had to be like that in order to achieve a certain level of success, but the fact that she is so lovable showed me that I could be a good person and still be successful can be.”
Empire Of Light is a love story set in a beautiful old cinema on the south coast of England in the 1980s.
Filming on the project began in Margate in early February. The seaside town was transported back to the 1980s when builders redesigned the area surrounding Dreamland amusement park.
Racy: The 48-year-old actress revealed she had been trying to remove her raunchy scenes with onscreen lover Michael Ward, 25, from her new film Empire Of Light
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