Shoes are always a great place to add a pop of color to what could otherwise be a drab ensemble. Just ask Watchmen actress Malin Akerman.
In October 2012, the pregnant blonde beauty wore a pink pair of Christian Louboutin “Fourmi” colorblock sandals at the premiere of Nobody Walks held at Archlight Hollywood in California.
Malin Akerman sweeps her hair to the side for the premiere of “Nobody Walks” held on October 2, 2012, at ArcLight Hollywood (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
13 years earlier, Malin Åkerman starred as Silk Spectre II in the superhero film Watchmen, an adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name that you can buy on Amazon.
Malin Akerman was 29 years old when principal photography for Watchmen began in September 2007 and was 30 years old when the film was released on February 23, 2009. Malin Akerman celebrated her 31st birthday on May 12, 2009.
In an interview, Malin Akerman stated that she had no issue with nudity in her role as Silk Spectre II in Watchmen, as she grew up with the understanding that nudity is not something to be ashamed of, unlike many other actresses.
“In Sweden, nudity is natural. It’s not considered sexual. We’ve grown up with boobies on television. People are topless on the beach. My parents would sometimes walk naked from the bedroom to the bathroom,” she told The Orange County Register in 2009.
Malin Åkerman as Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II 2009 American superhero thriller film Watchmen (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
“You don’t blink because it’s so natural. I always think of my parents when I take a role. If I had been brought up in a prudish household, perhaps I would think differently. But, if the role is a good one, the nudity is not even an afterthought.”
“I won’t do a role that is gratuitous. If there is no reason for the nudity, I won’t do it,” she added.
Zack Snyder cast actors who were younger than their characters in the film Watchmen due to the large number of flashbacks in the story.
The American film director believed that make-up and special effects artists would have an easier time making actors look older rather than younger.
Actress Malin Akerman in a dress by Rami Kashou and Loree Rodkin jewelry at the premiere of “Watchmen” held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on March 2, 2009, in Hollywood, California (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)
For example, Carla Gugino, who was 37 years old during filming, played the 67-year-old mother of Malin Akerman, who, in turn, was supposed to be younger than the character of Laura Mennell. Carla Gugino is only seven years older than her on-screen daughter.
However, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was not considered to be able to play a 16-year-old, so it was decided to change the birth year of Edward Morgan “Eddie” Blake, also known as Comedian, from 1924 to 1918.
Jackie Earle Haley, who was 47 years old, played Rorschach, who was 45 years old in the book. While the Rorschach newscast in the film gives his age as 35, it is actually an error, as all other chronology in the film indicates that Rorschach is 45, not 35.
Malin Åkerman as Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II and Patrick Wilson as Daniel Dreiberg / Nite Owl II in the 2009 American superhero thriller film Watchmen (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
“It’s literally like pulling an elastic band over your whole body,” she told Access about her costume as Silk Spectre in Watchmen.
“Throw a corset on top of that and some high heel shoes and you’re ready to fight, right?” Malin laughed.
“I mean, it definitely looks phenomenal and fierce, but it’s not… That love scene was really interesting, because he couldn’t actually touch me. Because you had all these LED lights that are scratchy, they’d scrape you.”
Malin Akerman wears a black leather BOSS Black by Hugo Boss dress on the red carpet (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
To the premiere of Nobody Walks held at the ArcLight Hollywood, the Billions actress styled the shoes with a black leather frock by BOSS Black by Hugo Boss, which featured a high neckline and a knee-length skirt.
She accessorized simply with a bracelet and a black clutch.
Malin Akerman accessorizes her Hugo Boss dress paired with a bracelet and a black clutch at the premiere of “Nobody Walks” (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
Malin’s suede-on-suede slingback Louboutin sandals feature multiple shades of pink mixed with doses of black and brown, plus peek-a-boo cutouts on the vamp.
The heel is 4.75 inches high, and the platform is half an inch tall.
Malin Akerman’s feet in pink retro-inspired Christian Louboutin sandals (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
What do you think about how Malin styled these fun, colorful heels?
For those who prefer a bolder color scheme, Mytheresa offers a striking version of the “Fourmi” in a combination of vibrant purple, blue and yellow. This version is perfect for those who love the 70s aesthetic and want a statement piece.
Christian Louboutin ‘Fourmi’ Suede Colorblock Slingback Sandals, $995
If poppy colors aren’t your thing, but you don’t mind bold and exotic renditions, the ‘Fourmi’ is also available in a more daring yet exquisite metallic on animal stamp combination.
Christian Louboutin ‘Fourmi’ Slingback Sandals, $1195
The pink version is available as well if you’d like to duplicate Malin’s look.
Christian Louboutin ‘Fourmi’ in Pink Multi, $995