When it comes to fashion, Riley Keough has little in common with the character she plays in The Girlfriend Experience. The actress arrived at Wednesday night’s New York City premiere of the Starz series wearing a beige crepe Dior dress—an ensemble that her high-end-escort-slash-law-student character, Christine Reade, would be unlikely to step out in onscreen.
“I think it’s a bit too fashion-y for her,” Keough told InStyle before heading into the two-episode screening at The Paris Theatre and, later, to the premiere’s after-party at Nobu Fifty Seven. “She’s a bit more corporate.”
While Christine may rock a more office-appropriate wardrobe when she’s attending classes or interning at a law firm, the outfits that she wears for her other job—you know, escorting—are still downright sexy. And when it comes down to it, it’s her character’s comfort with and take-charge attitude towards sex that Keough really admires.
Her favorite thing about Christine? “How unapologetic she is,” said the 26-year-old actress. “She’s sure of herself, and she’s sure of her morals—even if they’re wrong to some people.”
Check out the trailer for The Girlfriend Experience below, and watch the series premiere April 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Starz.