Sydney Sweeney impressed while attending the Elle Women In Hollywood Event, held Monday night at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old performer cut some seriously stylish figure at the annual event, which was attended by a host of A-list stars from the entertainment industry.
The actress’s appearance at the event came not long after it was confirmed that she would be playing Barbarella in an upcoming film starring the French comic book character.
There she is: Sydney Sweeney made a big impression attending the Elle Women In Hollywood Event, held Monday night at the Getty Center in Los Angeles
New Generation: Her outing follows the news that she will star in a remake of the 1968 cult classic Barbarella; Jane Fonda can be seen on the left playing the comic book sexpot
Sweeney wore an all-black outfit with a stylish leather crop top with sleeves that also served to show off part of her toned tummy at the event.
The acclaimed artist paired her top with a matching set of loose-fitting pants.
Her gorgeous blond hair fell to her shoulders and contrasted perfectly with the dark tone of her clothing.
Making an impression: Sweeney sported an all-black outfit with a stylish leather crop top with sleeves that also served to show off part of her toned tummy at the event
The news about the casting of the actress as a cartoon character was announced earlier this month.
A sexpot in space, Barbarella was played by Jane Fonda in a 1968 cult classic directed by her first husband Roger Vadim.
Sweeney, who will bolster her pin-up credentials in the title role, will also serve as one of the project’s executive producers, according to Deadline.
Roger Vadim was a famous French filmmaker with a prodigious array of women, starting with Brigitte Bardot, whom he directed several times.
“He was incredibly sexy and he could charm anyone,” Jane said PeopleTV in 2018. “I mean, for me it was Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Annette Stroyberg, and so on. And I was young and I wanted him to teach me how to be a woman – so he taught me to be a female impersonator.’
Dark side: Painfully insecure about her body to the point of having a history of bulimia, Jane found herself unable to ‘compare’ with the role of a sexually confident space traveler
Jane, the third of his six wives, revealed in her documentary Jane Fonda In Five Acts that she was reluctant to take on the challenging role of Barbarella.
Painfully insecure about her body to the point of having a history of bulimia, she found herself unable to “compare” to the role of a sexually confident space traveler.
To add to her doubts, she was aware that both Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren had been offered the part and turned down.
However, a seasoned science fiction fan, Roger seized the opportunity to combine the genre with sensuality and star his wife.
In the rambunctious comedy, Barbarella takes on a mad scientist with an “Excessive Machine” that causes death by orgasm.
The opening titles are splashed about a montage of Jane doing what she called a “space striptease” and then rolling around naked.
She was so nervous about the prospect of shooting the sequence that she got drunk on vodka in preparation for filming.
However, a bat made its way in front of the camera, destroying the scene and necessitating another shot – with Jane at the time both drunk and hungover.
As the decades passed, she learned to love the film and said with a laugh, “You know, when it first came out I just became an activist and a feminist and I thought it wasn’t politically correct – and now I appreciate it.” it because it isn’t.’
Jane revealed during a BFI event a few years ago that she once pitched a sequel starring Angelina Jolie as her daughter.
As the original Barbarella, Jane would be in a “grandmother” position leading a “team of women” to rescue Angelina when she falls into the hands of the villain.