If anyone can upstage Duchess Kate even when she’s repeating a dress and wearing a ponytail, it’s Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.
Idris and Naomie walked the red carpet at Royal Film Performance 2013: “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiere for about one hour before the news of Mandela’s death broke. According to rumors, the sad news was withheld until the movie was over.
The two actors were looking GORGEOUS. Look at them.
I don’t have a designer ID on Idris‘ black suit, but Naomie was wearing Alexander McQueen. This strapless black gown with embroidered peplum detail fit her perfectly. I think this is her best look ever.
Hair and makeup were flawless too.
Back to Elba. After the premiere, the actor, who portrays Nelson Mandela in the biopic, issued the following statement after learning about Mandela‘s death: “What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
“I am stunned at this very moment, in mourning with the rest of the world and Madiba’s family. We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this earth, I only feel honored to be associated with him. He is in a better place now.”
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