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Anna Hecht
Nov 12, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

At Wednesday's New York City premiere of her new film, Shelter, Jennifer Connelly arrived in a pink and black boho chic gown by Louis Vuitton—and looked incredibly gorgeous doing so.

When asked about how she decided on the dress, the Oscar-winning actress said she fell in love it after spotting it during Fashion Week. "Nicolas [Ghesquière, the creative director of Louis Vuitton] inspired the look! I saw it in the last runway show and I thought ‘Ooh! That one looks pretty gorgeous and I could wear that.’” 

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In her new role, Connelly stars opposite Anthony Mackie in a romantic drama that focuses in on the issue of homelessness in the U.S. Written and directed by her husband and fellow actor Paul Bettany in his directorial debut, Connelly gives one of her most powerful performances to date. But this isn't the first time Connelly and Bettany are working together; they first met as cast members on the set of A Beautiful Mind (2001), before getting married in 2003 and starting a family together. 

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When asked about how it was to work with Connelly, her co-stars gave rave reviews. Her fellow leading actor, Mackie, said that he's been fortunate when it comes to the leading ladies he's worked with as of late—Connelly included.

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"To name a few, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer… they are really just over themselves and not entitled," Mackie said. "Working with Connelly was fun. She showed up just as dirty and ugly as I was and she never complained. We both just showed up and we worked our asses off to try and be as honest to these characters as we could."

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The film, set to hit theaters on Dec. 11, is a total must-see. Not only will you laugh and cry, but Mackie says audiences will also fall in love with the film's characters because they are "relatable and you can begin to see your struggles in their struggles."

"Director [Paul Bettany] was able to find tranquility and beauty in the depths of despair," Mackie said. "I feel like that is something you never really get to see because often when people make dark movies, they just leave viewers in the darkness. But, I feel like you come out of this movie with hope and promise." 

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