She’s known for playing a smorgasbord of roles – from a con-woman, to a witch, to a criminal lawyer, to a pair of two-headed sisters.
And as one of the stars of the latest M Night Shyamalan movie, Glass, Sarah Paulson turned heads on the red carpet at London‘s premiere of the film on Wednesday night, in a bright pink, strapless gown.
She kept the look under wraps when she first arrived, donning a cream jacket over her shoulders.
Smashing it: Sarah Paulson turned heads on the red carpet at London’s premiere of Glass on Wednesday night, in a bright pink gown
But the American Horror Story starlet soon shed the coat and showed off the full impact – a floor-length neon number with a turqoiuse and yellow flame pattern at the hem.
She complimented this with Irene Neuwirth bespoke earrings, featuring emeralds, chrysoprase spheres and full cut diamonds.
She matched these with two crysoprase rings, and a chrysoprase gumball ring with diamond pave.
The Birdbox actress kept make-up simple, a sweep of blush, a slick of mascara and a lick of pink gloss on her lips.
Cracking: The American Horror Story starlet soon shed the coat and showed off the full impact – a floor-length strapless neon number
Glistening: She kept the look under wraps when she first arrived, donning a cream jacket over her shoulders
Smash hit: She complimented this with Irene Neuwirth bespoke earrings, featuring emeralds, chrysoprase spheres and full cut diamonds
In Glass – which also stars Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Williams and James McAvoy – Sarah plays Dr Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist specialising in delusions of grandeur who treats patients convinced they are superhuman beings.
Her subjects are David Dunn [Willis], known from the films Unbreakable and Split, Elijah Price [Jackson], a mass murderer and comic book theorist, and Kevin Wendell Crumb [McAvoy], known from the film Split.
Glass serves as a third film in the Unbreakable/Split trilogy, and brings the characters together as a trio for the first time.
Samuel and James shared a laugh together as they posed in front of the cracked branding board.
Shining star: Sarah plays Dr Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist specialising in delusions of grandeur who treats patients convinced they are superhuman beings
Looking sharp: Glass also stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb. known from the film Split
Brucie bonus: Bruce Willis makes his third appearance in the franchise as David Dunn
James looked smart in a navy suit and plum shirt, while Samuel went full on purple, complete with a violet hat.
Bruce then appeared, wearing a navy suit, a crisp white shirts and a dotted tie.
The stars of the film joined director M Night Shyamalan, who devised the film series and has directed each of them.
Unbreakable hit cinemas in 2000, with Split following 16 years later in 2016 and now Glass opening in 2019.
Speaking to MailOnline at the premiere, Samuel revealed the movie’s director told him to ‘watch Split [the second film] and see what I thought’.
Cutting it fine: Samuel L Jackson also stars in the film, a new addition to the franchise
With the boss: The stars of the film joined director M Night Shyamalan, who devised the film series and has directed each of them
Inside joke: Sarah and James were seen giggling together about something
A laugh a minute: Then she started to chuckle with Bruce and Samuel
‘I watched it and called him and asked, “what’s this all mean?” and he said, “it means if this film makes any money then we’ll make the third part of the trilogy”, so it was great.’
He went on: ‘This is an extraordinarily individual film, in my mind.
‘A superpower is something that’s beyond human capacity, I think the things we are talking about here are people who have tapped into some extraordinary thing inside of them that allows them to be a specific kind of thing in their minds, and in our minds, and not necessarily other-worldly in that sense of superheroes and superpowers, especially in Elijah’s case.
‘He persevered through a lot of different things, which gave him a totally different outlook on life and how he approaches things.’
Chat: Speaking to MailOnline at the premiere, Samuel revealed the movie’s director told him to ‘watch Split [the second film] and see what I thought’
Side-splitting: The close cast of actors larked around together ahead of the screening
Director: M Night Shyamalan looked smart in grey suit
Pouty in purple: Samuel plays Elijah Price – a mass murderer and comic book theorist
Continuation: Glass serves as a third film in the Unbreakable/Split trilogy
James was asked about playing multiple characters, and what that was like for his main character Kevin.
‘Well they are all a part of Kevin, they couldn’t survive as part of the whole, and if they remained as part of the whole then he’d have probably killed himself, so he had to be dissociated.
‘I didn’t really play somebody who was sick, I played a lot of different people, just 20 odd people, and none of them were mentally ill. He was just trying to do a particular thing, he just had a despicable way of doing them!’
Director M Night spoke about finally closing the loop on his trilogy 19 years after making Unbreakable, the first film.
Jokes: Samuel and James shared a laugh together as they posed in front of the cracked branding board
Legend: Bruce then appeared, wearing a navy suit, a crisp white shirts and a dotted tie
Smooth: This is James’ second outing in the film series
Snap snap: The actors were more than happy to take snaps with the fans
‘You know in the five minutes I have alone in a hotel room I’ve been reflecting about it all, and I feel nostalgic about it,’ he said. ‘I’m grateful, it feels like a chapter closing from a part of my career from 20 years old until now, and I can’t believe I’ve had the fortitude, the luck from everybody, and the support from the fans and the studio to do this.
‘It’s really, if we went into detail, so miraculous that it was made. I guess, my main thing I feel is that I want Bruce, and Sam, and James to feel honoured, as they should be, by the things they do because I really believe in them, and I want them to get all the accolades they deserve. So, I wanted to try and make something for them that really showcases their strengths.’
On working with the lead cast, Samuel, James and Bruce, he said: ‘It’s super magical, it was three iconic actors doing their most iconic roles together was strange, it was real, they were really doing big scenes together over and over again, and challenging each over and the craft, we were really pushing each other to get the best performances out so it was really fantastic.’
Fan favourites: The stars chatted to by-standing fans
Just the three of us: Glass serves as a third film in the Unbreakable/Split trilogy, and brings the characters together as a trio for the first time
After-party time: Sarah and Samuel were later seen attending the Glass after-party in London
Fans: James was mobbed by fans as he left the venue and signed several autographs
Happy: Bruce appeared in good spirits as his fans surrounded him
Smart: The actor looked smart in a black suit with a patterned tie and a white shirt
Commanding attention: It co-stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
Starlet: She added a black headband and killer heels, allowing her blonde locks to fall loosely around her shoulders
The film also co-stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, who is a young girl, once kidnapped by Kevin (or rather, one of his personalities – he has 24 of them).
Anya looked cute in a little black mini-dress, which showed off her pins.
She added a black headband and killer heels, allowing her blonde locks to fall loosely around her shoulders.
She painted her porcelain complexion with a hint of blush, a rose gloss to her pout and dramatic white/blue eye shadow.
Don’t step on the cracks: Anya showcased her pins in a leggy black mini-dress
Lived to tell: Casey is a young girl, once kidnapped by Kevin (or rather, one of his personalities – he has 24 of them)
Peace out: She painted her porcelain complexion with a hint of blush, a rose gloss to her pout and dramatic white/blue eye shadow
Meet and greet: Sarah and Anya said hello to each other warmly as they met on the white carpet
Icy: Melody Thornton and Richard Blackwood – who are both currently starring on Dancing On Ice – posed for snaps
Say cheese!: The two stars later posed for a picture together on the red carpet
White out: George Shelley cut a wintry figure for the premiere which was held at the Curzon Mayfair
Cute: James McVey and Kirstie Brittain posed ahead of the screening
Wheeling out the Strictlys: Charles Venn and Dr Ranj donned their winter jackets for the outing
Riding solo: Neil Jones was there looking smart (sans wife Katya)
A host of other stars turned up for the premiere.
Many of the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing line up showed up, including Katie Piper, Dr Ranj, Charles Venn and Neil Jones.
Fresh from his stint in the jungle, James McVey and girlfriend Kirstie Brittain arrived to the white carpet.
Some of this year’s Dancing On Ice stars also appeared, such as Melody Thornton and Richard Blackwood.
In attendance: Keith Lemon and Linzi Stoppard stepped out on the chilly London night
Hard to miss: Katie Piper kept things black, save for a pair of striking hot pink boots
Chic: Edith Bowman kept things smart in a stone suit and navy blouse while Melvin Odoom wore an all-black ensemble
Smitten: Katie and her husband Richard James Sutton were pictured holding hands after the movie event on Wednesday night
Strictly stars: Neil and Dr Ranj were also pictured leaving the star-studded film premiere