In Quentin Tarrantino’s latest movie Django Unchained she takes on the role of the leading lady, and off camera Kerry Washington is certainly living up to her title.
On Friday evening for the Rome premiere of the film Miss Washington took to the red carpet with elegance and grace in a white gown.
The 35-year-old made sure all eyes were on her as she put her svelte frame on display in the mid-length dress which dared a bold cut-out section.
Kerry’s dress revealed most of lower part of her back and a small section of her toned stomach.
Confident with her look for the evening, Washington teamed her dress with a pair of reptile print stilettos and a lime green clutch bag.
Adding an intense splash of colour to her ensemble the Scandal star wore a coating of carmine lipstick as she sported dark eye shadow.
The man of the moment Jamie Foxx was also at the premiere, as was director Taratino and legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson, who also stars in the movie.
Rome is the first city in the Django Unchained publicity tour, which also features the UK premiere in London next Thursday.
Django Unchained sees Foxx as a slave Django Freeman, who fights for his freedom and to also be reunited with his wife Broomhilda (Kerry), who was sold to brutal plantation owner Calvin J Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
The long eight-month shoot was a harrowing experience for Kerry, who admitted she broke her ‘no visitors’ rule on film sets by flying in her family and therapist to visit her on location.
She told the Daily Beast: ‘I needed all their support for this film because it was so mentally hard in many ways.
‘It’s so unthinkable that my ancestors endured all the torture and pain. I saw things in the script and thought this never happened. But then I talked to Quentin and he showed us the history books that illustrated the masks and other items used to inflict torture and violence on the slaves. It really blew my mind and made me appreciate even more what my ancestors made it through.
‘I barely made it through pretending.’
Django Unchained opens in the UK on January 18.