Ri­hanna wows the crowd at film’s pre­miere

Central and North Burnett Times - - WEEKEND - — Nadia Salemme, News Corp Aus­tralia Net­work

ALL eyes were on Ri­hanna at her lat­est pre­miere in Lon­don, where the singer wore a scar­let red gown with a plung­ing neck­line.

The Wild Thoughts singer stunned in her jaw-drop­ping red dress at the Euro­pean pre­miere of her new movie Va­le­rian and the City of a Thou­sand Plan­ets.

The floor-length dress by Gi­ambat­tista Valli fea­tured an off-the-shoul­der neck­line and long train. It is from the Ital­ian de­signer’s au­tumn-win­ter 2017 cou­ture col­lec­tion.

Ri­hanna stars in the Luc Bes­son-di­rected sci-fi movie along­side Bri­tish su­per­model Cara Delev­ingne, who also walked the blue car­pet.

Mean­time, Delev­ingne, 24, said she moved into act­ing be­cause she “didn’t like what be­ing a model was turn­ing her into”.

She has taken a step back from the cat­walk to fo­cus on her act­ing ca­reer but in­sists she “isn’t out of it (mod­el­ling)”.

“I didn’t like my­self as a model. I didn’t like what I stood for,” Delev­ingne told Ra­dio Times mag­a­zine.

“I didn’t like what it was turn­ing me into. Not that I was fo­cused about how I looked all the time, but it is kind of about that.

“That is not me at all – you speak to all my old­est best friends and they know I’m not a model. I do not give a s*** about what I look like.”

But Delev­ingne in­sisted she had not quit mod­el­ling en­tirely. “I’m not out of it. I will still def­i­nitely do it,” she said. “Now when I model, I get to style my own shoots and de­cide who I work with. Now it’s be­come a cre­ative out­let, in­stead of me be­ing used as a pawn.”

Va­le­rian, which cost about $180 mil­lion, has so far bombed at the box of­fice, tak­ing in $17 mil­lion, trail­ing be­hind Dunkirk ($50.5 mil­lion), ac­cord­ing to the Daily Mail.

Va­le­rian and the City of a Thou­sand Plan­ets opens in Aus­tralia next month.

PHOTO: GRANT POL­LARD/AP

◗ Singer Ri­hanna poses for pho­tog­ra­phers on ar­rival at the pre­miere in Lon­don of Va­le­rian and the City of a Thou­sand Plan­ets.

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