Scarlett & Smulders: the lady Avengers

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 19, 2012 20:03:16 April 19, 2012 20:03:16

In London tonight at the premiere...

This is exactly why I don’t understand all red on a red carpet: it’s indistinguishable. And it’s really too bad for lovely Cobie who is also being disadvantaged by some terrible styling. I hate what they’ve done with her hair. You know why? At quick glance, she reminded me of Sean Young. In no world, whatsoever, is being reminded of Sean Young a compliment. Cobie Smulders deserves better. I interviewed her last week at the junket and she couldn’t be sweeter and more humble about this opportunity and, sh-t, in person she is spectacularly beautiful.

But on this night, at least to me, it was Scarlett who owned the carpet. Are we fighting? We are probably fighting. It’s not a dress that would be universally appealing, especially that apron peplum whatever it is that it’s called. Yeah, I’d rather it be ripped off too because I do love those competing patterns. But even that isn’t enough to overcome the crown braid - which I’ve always wanted to try - and the great job they did on the makeup, and how all of it goes together with her bare shoulders and a strapless cut that sits so nicely across her chest. It’s Scarlett’s best showing in a while. And just in time for a box office triumph too. I’ll have more to say in my review next week but Scarjo’s Black Widow actually doesn’t suck. You can credit Joss Whedon for that.

Wenn, Gareth Cattermole/Getty

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