Krysten Ritter's red-hot dress makes it look like she's cosplaying as Elektra
She may have been missing Eletkra’s red bandana, but Krysten Ritter was otherwise a dead ringer for the Marvel hero in a red sequined dress at Monday night’s New York premiere of The Defenders. The dress, by designer Julien Macdonald, featured a high side-slit and cutouts along the left side of Ritter’s ribs, along with a dramatic one-shoulder neckline and a single long sleeve — basically Elektra to a T.
Though Ritter will reprise her role as Jessica Jones in the forthcoming Netflix series (due out August 18th!), she was definitely channeling her co-star Elodie Yung’s character, Elektra Natchios, in this eye-catching red frock. In Elektra’s earliest appearances in her lover Daredevil’s Marvel books, she was outfitted in a red dress complete with strappy, cut-out details and thigh-slits. And oh yeah, her dress had only one shoulder strap.
Check out Ritter looking just like Elektra in her glam red dress:
In an Instagram post, Ritter shared the sweet backstory to the dress, saying her stylist “saw it months ago and…begged [the designer] to hold it for me knowing it was THE DRESS for the premiere.”
Seems like the right call to us!
If you’ve never seen Elektra, take a gander at her crime-fighting get-up:
The similarities between her look and Ritter’s are seriously uncanny.
We can’t predict the future, of course, but some have speculated that Ritter’s Jones will end up having a steamy love affair with Elektra’s former bae, Matthew Murdock — aka Daredevil — in Netflix’s The Defenders. In the comic books, however, Jones marries her beloved Luke Cage, so a romance with Daredevil would be pretty risqué. But maybe she was hinting at something with this dress. We’ll just have to wait till August 18th to find out.