Tessa Thompson embraced Sylvie's Love wardrobe

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 December 2020
Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson embraced her character's wardrobe in the romantic drama 'Sylvie's Love'

Tessa Thompson loved her character's wardrobe in 'Sylvie's Love'.

The 37-year-old actress stars in the titular role in the romantic drama – which is set in the 1950s – and she loved the experience of wearing vintage dresses in the flick.

Tessa said: "They were actual clothes from the 1950s, we had no money so to capture the period we just used a lot of vintage clothes. We had some beautiful, exquisite pieces but we also had literally the smell of history on them!

"I took a couple of the pointy bras home and thought I would bring that aesthetic back, but I haven't quite managed it!"

The movie features Tessa as Sylvie as she falls for musician Robert Hunter (Nnamdi Asomugha) and she expressed her delight in making a classic Hollywood romance featuring two black stars in the lead roles.

She said: "We wanted to make a film in the style of a classic Hollywood love story centred around two black characters, which hasn't been done nearly enough."

Tessa plays Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and confessed that she is yet to steal anything from the set. However, she is planning to replicate her 'Thor' co-star Chris Hemsworth by snatching some memorabilia in the future.

Asked about stealing Marvel props on 'The Graham Norton Show', Tessa said: "No, because I am not Chris Hemsworth!

"I am going to steal something next time though because I feel relatively certain I have another couple (of films) before they can fire me, so I am pretty safe!"

'The Graham Norton Show' airs on BBC One on Friday (11.12.20) at 10.45pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.

Sylvie's Love

  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Eugene Ashe
  • Cast: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Aja Naomi King, Eva Longoria

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