Charlize Theron attended the photocall for Mad Max: Fury Road at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Thursday afternoon in a bold black number.

Charlize Theron’s Cannes Look

Theron wore a Valentino Fall 2015 black dress to the Cannes phototcall. Far from a standard LBD, Theron’s frock featured a fringed skirt, a point d’esprit yoke, and a leather middle section. A thin scarf attached to the yoke was tied at the actress’ neck.

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Theron was joined at the photocall by her Mad Max: Fury Road costars Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult, and director George Miller.

Theron, who plays Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max, had been attached to the film for years before production finally got off the ground. With the promise that there would be a strong female character for her to play in the film, Theron figured it would be worth the wait.

“When people first started talking about this film, this loud whisper went around town that George was looking to create a female character that can stand next to Max and carry the journey with him,” Theron said in a recent interview. “For a female actress, that always sounds intriguing. Look, we hear it all the time and very few filmmakers see that through.”

“It’s crazy that we live in a world, not just in Hollywood, where women get paid less than men for doing the same job,” Theron added.  “And also just the representation of women in film, it hasn’t been that authentic and true. So when something comes along where women are represented in a truthful manner, all of a sudden, people really respond to it. And it’s kind of like, ‘You guys, this isn’t anything new.'”

Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters in wide release Friday, May 15.

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