Gugu Mbatha-Raw arrived on the red carpet for the Concussion premiere in New York City Wednesday in a demure ensemble.

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Mbatha-Raw donned a short-sleeved black and taupe Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring 2016 dress to the Manhattan screening. The actress opted to forego the sheer look from the runway by adding lining to the skirt, while also shortening its length. She completed her look with black sandals and a gold clutch.

In Concussion, Mbatha-Raw plays a Kenyan nurse named Prema Mutiso, who ends up heading to the United States where she supports the findings of forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Omalu, played by Will Smith in the film, believed that he had found a link between the concussions American Football players were suffering and symptoms of early-onset dementia and brain injury. During the events that unfold during the film, Prema becomes Dr. Omalu’s love interest.

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“They’re two foreigners in America, but [they] somehow bring a perspective that was not numbed by the culture,” Mbatha-Raw told Modern Luxury’s Angeleno magazine. “There was a freshness to the way that they saw life and the culture here. I relate to that in some ways, in terms of not having grown up with American football in my consciousness.” Concussion hits theaters Christmas Day.

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