Actress Freida Pinto is back, and she's heading for the small screen with the blessing of Idris Elba and John Ridley, the writer responsible for 12 Years a Slave and American Crime. The actress was just announced as one of the stars of Guerrilla, the new miniseries drama picked up by HBO and Showtime, which follows an underground black power group and its counterintelligence counterpart over at Scotland Yard. Slated for debut this month, Guerrilla — which also stars Elba — marks Pinto's first-ever small screen project.

Guerrilla brought Pinto out to the BBC this week, where she discussed the new series on air. What listeners might not gather from the broadcast, though, is that Pinto arrived in a bold red suit with a black tank, a bright and chic look from an unlikely source — the storied house of Topshop.

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Freida Pinto in Topshop and Michelle Mason at BBC 1xtra Studios in London, England, April 2017

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Who: Freida Pinto.

When: Friday, April 7.


Where: Arriving at the BBC radio studios in London, England, where she'll discuss her new miniseries, Guerrilla, with Idris Elba.

What: A red blazer and trousers by Topshop with a black silk and lace top by Michelle Mason, paired with black flats and sunglasses.

Why: Here, Pinto works a high street look like it's something straight off the runway. It's a bright, fun take on the menswear trend that has been sweeping the red carpet lately, on ladies from Brie Larson to Lily-Rose Depp, adapted to Pinto's own personal style. When we spoke during Pinto's fitting for the 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, she and her stylist expressed their love of color. Nowhere is that better on display than in this eye-catching red look, anchored by black details and accessories. Topshop has never looked better.

Freida Pinto's Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel got a Pretty Woman-style makeover for his first red carpet appearance: