Jodie Turner-Smith, the star actress from “Murder Mystery 2“, illuminates the cover of Elle UK’s May 2023 issue. The dynamic shot, captured by photographer Petros, portrays her in an exquisite Gucci dress, adorned with stunning Gucci jewelry.
The cover story unveils Turner-Smith in a variety of cutting-edge designs from fashion brands like Paco Rabanne, Emma Gudmundson amongst others, thanks to the meticulous styling of Georgia Medley. Complementing her outfits, her hair is beautifully coiffed by Marcia Lee. Her vibrant make-up, the work of Bernicia Boateng, highlights her radiant beauty. Sabrina Gayle completes the ensemble with a flawless manicure.
British actress Jodie Turner-Smith has emerged as a dynamic force in the film and fashion industry. From her transformative role in Melina Matsoukas’ ”Queen & Slim” to her upcoming part in the ”Star Wars” spinoff, ”The Acolyte”, Turner-Smith continues to showcase her versatility and talent. Turner-Smith also flexed her comedic muscles in ‘’Murder Mystery 2’’, alongside rom-com icons Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
Her unique approach to style, marked by her iconic yellow Gucci dress at the BAFTAs, has made her a red carpet sensation. Turner-Smith’s personal life, including her marriage to actor Joshua Jackson and her journey into motherhood, has also garnered attention.
In 2021, she made history as the first Black actor to play Anne Boleyn. This role, along with her other performances, has sparked conversations about representation and diversity in the industry. Turner-Smith acknowledges the challenges she faced as a dark-skinned woman in an industry that often upholds narrow beauty standards. She recalls people telling her, “You’re so pretty…for a dark-skinned girl“, a backhanded compliment that reflects the deep-seated colorism in society.
Her upcoming projects include the fourth season of Netflix’s ”Sex Education”, where she was personally invited by co-star Ncuti Gatwa. The two actors share a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s work, and their onscreen chemistry promises to be a highlight of the new season.