Out of this world! Lupita Nyong'o shows off her futuristic flair for fashion in a metallic mesh dress and space age make-up at Star Wars: The Force Awakens London premiere
She usually opts for classic glamour on the red carpet.
But Lupita Nyong'o took a fashion risk when she attended the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film premiere in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night, sporting an otherworldly ensemble to promote J.J. Abrams' brand new installment of the space saga.
The Oscar-winning actress looked like she'd travelled from a galaxy far, far away as she made her grand arrival at the European premiere of the hotly-anticipated Disney film.
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Futuristic fashion: Lupita Nyong'o stole the show at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film premiere in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night
Lupita, 32, looked incredible in her edgy outfit, which boasted a quirky peplum frill at the waist and a metallic mesh skirt.
The sheer overlay highlighted her shapely legs and was embellished with a fringed trim for added style.
The 12 Years A Slave star complemented the futuristic look with edgy make-up and accessories, wearing a slick of bright blue lipstick and a mesh hairpiece.
She complemented the standout looked with dramatic gold earrings and a pair of metallic heels.
Space age: The 32-year-old actress sported an apt ensemble to promote J.J. Abrams' new installment in the intergalactic franchise
Edgy: Lupita set off her daring dress with a slick of metallic lipstick and giant gold earrings
Sheer sensation: The fashion-forward dress boasted a mesh skirt embellished with silver studs
Lupita plays Maz Kanata, a pirate who has lived for more than 1000 years, in arguably the biggest film franchise of all time.
The stunning star revealed it took up to two-and-a-half hours for the crew to put 125 plastic stickers on her face to transform into her fearless character.
She recently confessed during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she had no clue what she was auditioning for when she first read for LOST creator J.J..
Fancy fringing: The statement piece was given an extra touch of style thanks to a fringed hem at a peplum section running around the waist
Stunning; The 12 Years A Slave actress coiffed her hair with a mesh headpiece
'It was crazy. I accepted this audition - I guess I thought I should find work, ya know. I didn’t really know what I was auditioning for I knew I was going in for J.J., but I was so busy.
'I was working with adrenaline so I went in and out. I barely remember that audition and then two months later he called me.
'There was a script from something else, you know they give you a substitute script. I remember crouching around and I was using my hands as a gun'
Star Wars newcomer: Lupita plays Maz Kanata, a pirate who has lived for more than 1000 years
Eagerly-awaited: The star joins a host of names like Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley in the seventh installment
The film has already made UK box office history, selling more than half a million tickets for its opening week at one cinema chain alone.
The star-studded premiere is set to be attended by veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, along with newcomers Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega.
Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson are also set to make appearances, as are actors Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, who play C-3P0 and R2-D2, are also set to appear.
Feeling blue: Lupita ensured all eyes were on her thanks to her bold choice of lipstick colour
Making history: The film has already sold more than half a million tickets for its opening week at one cinema chain alone in the UK
Stars: The director was set to appear at the premiere along with a host of other actors including Daisey Ridley (left) and John Boyega (right)
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Making their entrance: People dressed up as Kylo Ren (left), Chewbacca (centre) and Jawas (right) filtered down the packed red carpet
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