Pairs Division: Williams and Redmayne

Posted on October 10, 2011

Early reviews are in on “My Week With Marilyn,” and despite what the Bitter Kittens have said about her unsuitability for the role, the buzz is that Michelle Williams does an astonishing job with it. We smell Oscar.

But enough of that. Let’s judge how she and her co-star did on the red carpet.

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne attend the 49th annual New York Film Festival presentation of “My Week With Marilyn” in New York City. Michelle Williams wears Christian Dior.

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

Christian Dior Spring 2012 CollectionChristian Dior Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Aymeline Valade (WOMEN)

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne

HE: Seriously needs some posing lessons. And is it us or is he all over her in a way in which she doesn’t prefer? Doesn’t her body language say pretty loudly “Get your sweaty paws off of me?” He should button his jacket so we all don’t see that he tucked his tie into his pants. And if you’re going to wear a velvet jacket, don’t pair it with non-velvet pants in the exact same color as well as a tie that matches it pretty closely. Basically, he’s a mess. Adorable, but a mess. Score: 5/10.

SHE: On the other hand, is sublime. We kept looking and looking for something to criticize because she’s a bit washed out and played down here, but the look is very cool and sophisticated and suits her very well. More jewelry or stronger makeup wouldn’t have helped it. We hesitate to give her a perfect score because we don’t think she’s necessarily gasp-inducing here, but she does look very, very pretty. Score: 9.5/10.

Combined Score: 7.25/10. Betcha she’s all “Bad enough you couldn’t keep your hands off me, you sweaty geek. Look how you skewed our scores on T Lo! I’m not thanking you in my Oscar speech!”

 

[Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images, Janet Mayer/PR Photos]

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