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09/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2021 18:36

LIVE FROM E! EXCLUSIVE: Maisie Williams Enters the Matrix With Met Gala Outfit Designed by Her Boyfriend

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A Game of Thrones star is channeling Neo for her Met Gala debut.

Maisie Williams hit the 2021 Met Gala red carpet on Monday, Sept. 13 in a dark look designed by her boyfriend, Reuben Selby. Her outfit featured a body suit, bustle on one shoulder, a long train, stockings and stirrups, with the actress referring to it as inspired by The Matrix film franchise that has a new installment out later this year.

"It was designed by Reuben Selby, who is my boyfriend, and it's inspired by The Matrix," she told E! News' Naz Perez. "I have my coat and my Matrix nails. I've grown up on these American icons-women in film, these heroines. It shaped the woman that I became, and so it kind of made sense for me to honor those people tonight."

As for her elaborate headpiece, Maisie, 24, admitted it took some planning in the days leading up to the event, but she said the process of actually "putting it all onto my head was only about two hours." As she explained, "I don't really like to take too long, and they nailed it in a very short amount of time."

Maisie shared that this was her first time walking the carpet at the storied event and was excited to see what else unfolded throughout the night.

"Honestly, I have no idea what to expect, but I guess just like meeting everyone-just looking forward to having fun with people," the Dark Phoenix star said. "It's amazing, I'm loving it."

Check out our full 2021 Met Gala coverage here.

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