Venice Film Festival 2021: Jennifer Lopez sizzles in low-cut white gown

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    Jennifer Lopez made her first red carpet appearance with her beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded premiere for his film The Last Duel during Venice Film Festival 2021 on Friday night.

    The singer and actress, 52, sizzled in a low-cut white gown adorned with silver detailing around the cleavage as she kissed and cosied up to her handsome boyfriend, 49, during the event also attended by his co-stars Matt Damon and Jodie Comer. 

    J-Lo teased a hint of her ample assets in the eye-catching dress which also featured a daring thigh-split and fishtail design as she worked her best angles for the camera.

    Couple goals: Jennifer Lopez made her first red carpet appearance with her beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded The Last Duel premiere during Venice Film Festival 2021 on Friday night

    Couple goals: Jennifer Lopez made her first red carpet appearance with her beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded The Last Duel premiere during Venice Film Festival 2021 on Friday night

    Famous couple: The pair couldn't keep their eyes off each other as they hit the red carpet

    Love: They were looking like the perfect couple

    Famous couple: The pair couldn’t keep their eyes off each other as they hit the red carpet

    Glowing: The star looked stunning in her white gown as she gazed adoringly at her dapper beau

     Glowing: The star looked stunning in her white gown as she gazed adoringly at her dapper beau

    Beautiful: Matt Damon looked smart on the red carpet with his wife Luciana Barroso

    Sizzle:  She wowed in a strapless black gown

    Beautiful: Matt Damon looked smart on the red carpet with his wife Luciana Barroso who wowed in a strapless black gown

    She completed her look with a pair of sky-high silver heels and held a matching glitzy clutch bag in her hand while posing up a storm.

    Meanwhile Ben looked dapper in a black suit, crisp white shirt and black bow tie as he gazed adoringly at his beautiful girlfriend who he reunited with earlier this summer after previously dating in 2002. 

    They have made a number of high-profile appearances together always packing on the PDA during their loved-up outings.   

    Ample assets: Jennifer put on a very busty display in the plunging white dress which showed off her figure

    Detail: She accessorised with a silver bracelet

    Ample assets: Jennifer put on a very busty display in the plunging white dress which showed off her figure

    Beaming: J-Lo teased a hint of her ample assets in the eye-catching dress which also featured a daring thigh-split and fishtail design as she worked her best angles for the camera

    Beaming: J-Lo teased a hint of her ample assets in the eye-catching dress which also featured a daring thigh-split and fishtail design as she worked her best angles for the camera

    Joined at the hip: The pair held onto each other and Ben put his arm around Jennifer as they posed together

    Affectionate: They looked happy and comfortable with each other

    Joined at the hip: The pair held onto each other and Ben put his arm around Jennifer as they posed together

    Also at the premiere Killing Eve star Jodie wowed in a sheer black pleated dress which had a high-neck design and showed off her toned pins.

    She teamed the dress with a pair of studded black leather boots and wore her blonde locks in a poker-straight style as she larked around on the red carpet. 

    The Last Duel follows the true story of Jean de Carrouges, a 14th century French knight who embarks on a fight to the death with former friend Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver).

    Adapted from Eric Jager’s book of the same name, Jodie’s character Marguerite is the woman at the centre of the fight, after she and her husband de Carrouges accuse Le Gris of raping her. 

    The film is told from the perspectives of each of the three characters, with Jodie telling Variety the movie will challenge audiences pre-conceived ideas of the role women had in society during that period.

    The look of love: They have made a number of high-profile appearances together always packing on the PDA during their loved-up outings

    The look of love: They have made a number of high-profile appearances together always packing on the PDA during their loved-up outings

    Embrace: She completed her look with a pair of sky-high silver heels and held a matching glitzy clutch bag in her hand while posing up a storm

    Embrace: She completed her look with a pair of sky-high silver heels and held a matching glitzy clutch bag in her hand while posing up a storm

    She said: ‘I think, for me, what was the most interesting [thing] about this script, first and foremost, was the opportunity to give this woman a voice.’ 

    The Last Duel marks the first return of Matt’s writing partnership with Ben since their award-winning script for Good Will Hunting, and the pair co-wrote the screenplay alongside Nicole Holofcener. 

    Originally, Matt and Ben were set to play the two leading roles in the film, but they ran into scheduling conflicts because of Ben’s film Deep Water, so Adam took over the role of Le Gris. 

    Ben will instead star as Count Pierre d’Alençon. 

    Filming began on the movie in February last year in France but the set was shut down in March due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in Europe, before they returned to filming in September.

    Details: Jodie completed her look with a pair of black and silver earrings

    Beauty: She opted for a natural dewy makeup look

    Details: Jodie completed her look with a pair of black and silver earrings and opted for a natural dewy makeup look

    Together: Meanwhile Ben looked dapper in a black suit, crisp white shirt and black bow tie as he gazed adoringly at his beautiful girlfriend who reunited with earlier this summer after previously dating in 2002

    Together: Meanwhile Ben looked dapper in a black suit, crisp white shirt and black bow tie as he gazed adoringly at his beautiful girlfriend who reunited with earlier this summer after previously dating in 2002

    Radiant: Jennifer looked like she was having a great time at the premiere as the laughed away

    Radiant: Jennifer looked like she was having a great time at the premiere as the laughed away

    Exciting: The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world's oldest awards ceremonies and one of the'Big Five' events

    Exciting: The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events

    Matt was at the film’s next location in Ireland when lockdown began and, amid the travel ban, ended up isolating in the seaside resort of Dalkey, an affluent suburb of Dublin with his wife and four children for a few weeks.

    The Last Duel had a scheduled released date of December 2020 but it has now been pushed back to October 15, 2021.  

    The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events. 

    Reunion: Ben and Jennifer had been set to wed in 2003 but postponed their wedding before calling off their relationship

    Reunion: Ben and Jennifer had been set to wed in 2003 but postponed their wedding before calling off their relationship

    Close: The pair looked every inch the Hollywood couple as they posed on the red carpet

    Sultry: She gave a sexy stare

    Close: The pair looked every inch the Hollywood couple as they posed on the red carpet

    Host of stars: Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Director Ridley Scott attended together

    Host of stars: Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Director Ridley Scott attended together

    The jury is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is ‘honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition. 

    ‘As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.’

    The jury is also comprised of  director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao.

    Natural beauty: Jodie wowed the crowds in her black dress and accessorised with a matching ring and earrings

    Natural beauty: Jodie wowed the crowds in her black dress and accessorised with a matching ring and earrings

    Arrival: The pair looked incredible as they held hands after disembarking the boat for the premiere

    Arrival: The pair looked incredible as they held hands after disembarking the boat for the premiere 

    Leggy: The pair made their way to the premiere in style as they hopped on one of the city's famous water taxis

    Incredible: The couple were turning heads

    Leggy: The pair made their way to the premiere in style as they hopped on one of the city’s famous water taxis

    Smar: Ben looked great in his suit as he made his way down to the dock to get on the waiting boat with his love

    Smar: Ben looked great in his suit as he made his way down to the dock to get on the waiting boat with his love

    Wow! On Friday, Cynthia Erivo commanded attention in a plunging feathered gown on the red carpet for The Last Duel screening at the Venice International Film Festival

    Wow! On Friday, Cynthia Erivo commanded attention in a plunging feathered gown on the red carpet for The Last Duel screening at the Venice International Film Festival

    Divine: The Daytime Emmy Award winner looked sensational in the sequined black-and-white striped floor-length frock

    Amazing: The top half of the British star's eye-catching ensemble featured green-tipped feathers

    Divine: The Daytime Emmy Award winner looked sensational in the sequined black-and-white striped floor-length frock

    This year’s festival has also invited two Afgan filmmakers, Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani, to discuss the Taliban’s takeover of the country, with ‘particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists,’ in a panel taking place on 4th September. 

    The topic of the panel will be ‘the dramatic situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists in general, the need for the creation of humanitarian corridors and the guarantee of the granting of political refugee status, as well as concern for their future and the need to provide for their accommodation once they arrive in Europe.’ 

    Oscar-winning Italian director Roberto Benigni, who helmed the acclaimed Life is Beautiful, will also be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

    Happy! The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other as they held onto one another during the red carpet appearance

    Happy! The pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they held onto one another during the red carpet appearance

    In a statement he said: ‘My heart is full of joy and gratitude. It is an immense honour to receive such an important recognition of my work from the Venice International Film Festival.’ 

    This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.

    Last year’s occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, will all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.

    Love: Cynthia showed off the simple heart tattoo at the centre of her chest

    Love: Cynthia showed off the simple heart tattoo at the centre of her chest 

    Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.

    Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.

    All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.

    Pucker up! The pair engaged in a steamy kiss as they posed for the cameras at the  festival on Friday night

    Pucker up! The pair engaged in a steamy kiss as they posed for the cameras at the  festival on Friday night

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