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Thandie Newton’s Cannes Dress Is A Celebration Of Black ‘Star Wars’ Characters

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Thandie Newton’s Cannes Dress Is A Celebration Of Black ‘Star Wars’ Characters

By Lee Moran via

Look closely and you’ll see some stunning details.


Thandie Newton’s red carpet dress at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday paid homage to black actors who appeared in “Star Wars” before her.

The British actress ― the first woman of color to land a leading role in a “Star Wars” franchise movie ― wore a custom-made Vivienne Westwood Couture gown for the screening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

It featured action-figure images of John Boyega’s Finn, Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu, Hugh Quarshie’s Captain Panaka, Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian and Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera…

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