Anya Taylor-Joy always makes a statement on the red carpet. Lately, the actor has rolled out a plethora of vintage Hollywood gowns and throwback styles. But for her latest press tour, the star is channeling a slightly unexpected inspiration: Princess Peach. At the premiere of her upcoming film The Super Mario Bros. Movie,
in Los Angeles last night, Joy donned a head-to-toe pink ensemble, channeling The iconic video game character. It’s a fitting choice since Joy voiced Peach in the animated project starring Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser.
If you’ve ever played a Mario game, you know that Peaches is often touted as a damsel in distress with a penchant for frothy pink princess gowns. But in the new
Super Mario Bros. movie, Peach looks ready to kick some wicked Bowser ass — and Joy’s action-ready look on the red carpet reflects that kind of transformation. The actor wore a pink leather jumpsuit by Dior, which complemented Peach’s signature hue, but her accessories — like biker gloves and chunky pink biker boots — were decidedly sportier (if she attended race, and they’re also fully ready to race in Mario Kart ). The style choice is a cheeky nod to her character, and there’s something telling us there’s more to the pink look. Maybe she’ll even wear her crown next.