Anya Taylor-Joy always makes a statement on the red carpet.
Recently, the 26-year-old actor has delivered plenty of Old Hollywood gowns and throwback silhouettes. But for her latest press tour, the star is channeling a slightly less expected source of style inspiration: Princess Peach. At the premiere of her forthcoming film, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, in Los Angeles on April 1, Joy channeled the iconic video game character in a head-to-toe pink ensemble. It’s a fitting choice, given Joy voices Peach in the animated project, which co-stars Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser.
If you’ve ever played the Mario games, you know that Peach is often touted as the 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 evil Bowser butt—and Joy’s action-ready look on the red carpet reflected this shift.
Anya Taylor-Joy wore a pink leather jumpsuit that nodded to Peach’s signature hue, but her accessories—like the biker gloves and chunky pink moto boots—had a decidedly sportier feel (they’re also totally ready to race in if she was competing in Mario Kart).
The style choice was a cheeky nod to her character, and something tells us there are even more pink looks to come. Maybe she’ll even wear her crown next.
This article was originally published by Vogue.