It had to happen eventually. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is finally coming to theaters. The film, which has been generating headlines since 2015, got its Los Angeles premiere on Monday complete with a black carpet for stars to walk. The event comes just days ahead of the film’s theatrical release on July 21, giving the stars a chance to hype the new movie and show off their style.
Rihanna has been getting almost every piece of praise any critic has shared for the movie. She showed off her show-stealing abilities again as she took over the black carpet in an all-pink ensemble that looked as much baby doll as it did bad gal. Fans were literally chanting her name when she arrived at the event. Maybe that’s why Rih seemed to get a little bored inside and was posting to her Instagram story from the theater.
Rihanna’s star power didn’t appear to be a surprise to Cara Delevingne, one of the movie’s actual lead characters. Despite Rihanna dominating the reviews and the black carpet, Cara did her best to bring her shine to the premiere. In a skin-tight futuristic dress, Cara slicked her hair over like an old-school starlet to contrast with her high-tech look.
Check out pics and video from the “Valerian” premiere below.
(Photo credit: Valerian Movie Instagram account)