But even when Thompson steps out of her eclectic roster of characters, it's her real-life persona that tends to grab people's attention — especially when it comes to her statement-making fashion and beauty choices. Now, with all eyes on her, there's no better time to walk through Thompson's impressive Hollywood transformation, from a fresh-faced actress to a bold boundary-breaking star. Check it out, ahead.
"Pearls for my girl," Redway wrote on Instagram, showing fans that Thompson was getting in on the pearl hair trend yet again for a Sorry To Bother You screening. This time, rather than have them run down her back, Redway weaved the white pearl beads through her braids for an elegant look fit for a red carpet beauty icon.
Thompson's looks have remained both dramatic and inspiring throughout her long global press tour for Men In Black. For an appearance in Beijing, her team looked to Prince for inspiration, pairing a tight pompadour with bronze shadow and a plump burgundy lip, courtesy of makeup artist Alex Babsky.
While in Beijing, Thompson also showed us how to bring our cat-eyes into the 21st century. Rather than having them draw out to a point, Babsky left them blocked off at the ends. Redway finished off the look with knotless, knee-length (yes, knee-length) box braids.
Tessa Thompson Natural Hair Braids And Makeup Looks