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Olivia Wilde is gorgeous in red at special screening of her directorial debut Booksmart in LA

She’s a well-known actress but it was in her role as a director that Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Monday night.

The former House star made her feature directorial debut with the comedy Booksmart and after playing at film festivals, it’s set to open in theatres on May 24.

The 35-year-old looked gorgeous in a red pantsuit with a red pussy-bow blouse as she arrived for the special screening.

Helmer: She's a well-known actress but it was in her role as a director that Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Monday night at a screening of the comedy Booksmart

Helmer: She’s a well-known actress but it was in her role as a director that Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Monday night at a screening of the comedy Booksmart

Wilde’s jacket was decorated with red rhinestones on the shoulders and pockets.

The tailored trousers were flared and fell over her shoes.

She wore her shoulder-length blonde hair with a slightly off-center parting and curled at the ends.

She was supported on her big night by her partner Jason Sudeikis, 43, with whom she shares two young children.

Stylish star: The 35-year-old looked gorgeous in a red pantsuit with a red pussy-bow blouse as she arrived for the special screening

Stylish star: The 35-year-old looked gorgeous in a red pantsuit with a red pussy-bow blouse as she arrived for the special screening

Wilde's jacket was decorated with red rhinestones on the shoulders and pockets

She wore her shoulder-length hair with a slightly off-center parting and curled at the ends

Lady in red: Wilde’s jacket was decorated with red rhinestones on the shoulders and pockets. She wore her shoulder-length hair with a slightly off-center parting and curled at the ends

Couple goals: Wilde was supported on her big night by her partner Jason Sudeikis, 43, with whom she shares two young children

Couple goals: Wilde was supported on her big night by her partner Jason Sudeikis, 43, with whom she shares two young children

Booksmart revolves around two overachieving high school seniors played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.

On the day of graduation, the pair start to think they should have worked less and played more and so they decide to try and pack four years of partying into one night.

‘There hasn’t been a movie about two female best friends since Bridesmaids that really, really felt authentic to me,’ she explained during a recent interview on iHeartRadio.

‘I was like, ‘I want to make something that feels funny and authentic and also to celebrate smart girls who aren’t trying to assimilate’,’ she added. ‘I knew it could be so funny and important.’

Comedy: Booksmart revolves around two graduating high school seniors played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever who decide to try and pack four years of partying into one night

Comedy: Booksmart revolves around two graduating high school seniors played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever who decide to try and pack four years of partying into one night 

Dever and Feldstein were on hand for the screening as were their co-stars Billie Lourd, Molly Gordon and Lisa Kudrow.

Also there was Will Ferrell who served as executive producer on the film.

A special guest was actor Jonah Hill who is Feldstein’s older brother and who has been championing her performance in this movie.

Feldstein, 25, sparkled in a sleeveless black gown decorated with multicolored sequins and with a black sash around the waist.

Hill, 35, wore a black hoodie that identified him as ‘Beanie’s brother’ and paired it with black trousers and a pair of Adidas trainers. 

Leading role: Feldstein, 25, sparkled in a sleeveless black gown decorated with multicolored sequins and with a black sash around the waist

Leading role: Feldstein, 25, sparkled in a sleeveless black gown decorated with multicolored sequins and with a black sash around the waist

Family: A special guest was actor Jonah Hill who is Feldstein's older brother and who has been championing her performance in this movie

Family: A special guest was actor Jonah Hill who is Feldstein’s older brother and who has been championing her performance in this movie

Proud sibling: Hill, 35, wore a black hoodie that identified him as 'Beanie's brother' and paired it with black trousers and a pair of Adidas trainers

Proud sibling: Hill, 35, wore a black hoodie that identified him as ‘Beanie’s brother’ and paired it with black trousers and a pair of Adidas trainers

Dever, 22, was all business in a white shirt with cuffs buttoned up at the collar.

She added tailored black pants and wore a bright pink scarf knotted around her waist.

The actress stepped out in platform-soled peep-toe shoes that revealed her pink pedicure. 

Gordon, 23, walked the red carpet in a plush black mini dress with a low-cut square neckline.

The outfit had short sleeves and she wore black sandal heels.

Dever, 22, paired a white shirt and black pants with a pink scarf knotted around her waist

She stepped out in platform-soled peep-toe shoes that revealed her pink pedicure

On trend: Dever, 22, paired a white shirt and black pants with a pink scarf knotted around her waist. She stepped out in platform-soled peep-toe shoes that revealed her pink pedicure

Leggy look: Molly Gordon, 23, walked the red carpet in a plush black mini dress with a low-cut square neckline. The outfit had short sleeves and she wore black sandal heels

Leggy look: Molly Gordon, 23, walked the red carpet in a plush black mini dress with a low-cut square neckline. The outfit had short sleeves and she wore black sandal heels

Billie Lourd looked lovely in an ankle-length floral print halter dress

The actress, 26, wore her hair in a high bun and posed up a storm in black sandal heels

Famous face: Billie Lourd looked lovely in an ankle-length floral print halter dress. The actress, 26, wore her hair in a high bun and posed up a storm in black sandal heels

Lourd looked lovely in an ankle-length floral print halter dress.

The red outfit hugged her curves and featured a flounce hem and the 26-year-old, who wore her hair in a high bun, posed up a storm in black sandal heels.

Kudrow, 55, brought along as her date her son Julian Murray Stern, 21.

The former Friends star was stylish in a sage green blouse and white slacks while her only child with husband Michel Stern wore a brown zipper jacket over a black t-shirt with black jeans and two-tone sneakers.

Other guests who showed up for the screening included Busy Philipps and Chrishell Hartley  

Night out: Lisa Kudrow, 55, who has a role in the movie, brought along as her date her son Julian Murray Stern, 21

Night out: Lisa Kudrow, 55, who has a role in the movie, brought along as her date her son Julian Murray Stern, 21

Looking good: The former Friends star was stylish in a sage green blouse and white slacks that she wore with pointed toe heels

Looking good: The former Friends star was stylish in a sage green blouse and white slacks that she wore with pointed toe heels

Dapper: Will Ferrell served as executive producer on the film and arrived in a gray two-piece suit with a natty blue check shirt and blue silk tie

Dapper: Will Ferrell served as executive producer on the film and arrived in a gray two-piece suit with a natty blue check shirt and blue silk tie 

Busy Philipps stood out in a hot pink mini dress and animal print heels

Chrishell Hartley opted for a strapless tasseled white dress and silver sandals

On the guest list: Busy Philipps, left, stood out in a hot pink mini dress and animal print heels while Chrishell Hartley, right, opted for a strapless tasseled white dress and silver sandals

Cast shot: Wilde posed for a photo with her leading ladies, Ferrell and producer Jessica Elbaum, far right

Cast shot: Wilde posed for a photo with her leading ladies, Ferrell and producer Jessica Elbaum, far right

In the spotlight: Wilde took the stage ahead of the screening to greet the audience and say a few words about Booksmart

In the spotlight: Wilde took the stage ahead of the screening to greet the audience and say a few words about Booksmart 

Romance: Hill brought along his girlfriend Gianna Santos to the screening of his sister's movie

Romance: Hill brought along his girlfriend Gianna Santos to the screening of his sister’s movie

  

Daily Mail UK

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