She plays a nun in her new film Novitiate.
But Dianna Agron was worlds away from her religious alter-ego as she attended a screening of the movie, hosted by Miu Miu and The Cinema Society, at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City on Thursday night.
The actress, 31, ditched her nun’s habit in favor of a stunning plunging emerald green Prada gown with dazzling gold bead detailing and salmon pink silk straps.
Elegant: Dianna Agron was worlds away from her religious alter-ego as she attended a screening of her new movie Novitiate at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City on Thursday
As the former Glee star worked her magic in front of the cameras, she turned around to reveal the dress was completely backless.
Dianna wore her blonde locks piled on top of the her head in a bun, and she accessorized with delicate drop earrings.
The actress wore natural makeup to highlight her pretty features, teamed with a slick of bold dark berry lipstick.
Dianna completed her stunning look with strappy sandals as she posed up a storm on the red carpet.
Green goddess: The actress, 31, ditched her nun’s habit in favor of a stunning plunging emerald green Prada gown with dazzling gold bead detailing and salmon pink silk straps
Simply stunning: As the former Glee star worked her magic in front of the cameras, she turned around to reveal the dress was completely backless
Girl power: Dianna was joined at the screening by co-stars (L-R) Margaret Qualley, Morgan Saylor and Rebecca Dayan
Montana girl: The Nice Guys actress Qualley was born in Montana and is the daughter of Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley, a rancher and model
Dance background: Margaret apprenticed at the American Ballet Theatre in New York before becoming an actress
The actress was joined on the red carpet by several of her glamorous co-stars, including Melissa Leo, 57, Margaret Qualley, 23, Julianne Nicholson, 46, and Morgan Saylor, 23.
Prisoners star Melissa Leo looked sharp in black trousers and a cherry red blazer over a white blouse.
Morgan Saylor, who played Dana Brody on the Showtime hit Homeland until 2013, also went for a red theme with a red skirt and jacket, over a black top with plunging neckline.
Black Mass star Julianne Nicholson wore an eye-catching multicolored dress and had her hair styled into distinctive corn rows.
Girls’ night: Margaret and Dianna looked like they were having a blast as they cuddled in front of the cameras at the movie event
All star cast: (L-R) Melissa Leo, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Dayan, Maggie Betts, Mararet Qualley, Julianne Nicholson and Morgan Saylor
Nun too shabby: Melissa Leo plays Reverend Mother in the film about upheaval in the Catholic Church
The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley – the daughter of Andie MacDowell – wore a black strapless dress and high heels for the event.
In the film, Qualley plays Cathleen, a 17-year-old who feels called to become a nun and joins a convent with a fervently traditional Mother Superior, played by Melissa.
Julianne plays Cathleen’s skeptical mother, while Dianna plays one of the new postulant’s convent confrères, Sister Mary Grace.
The film is set in the 1950s, amid the reforms of the Second Vatican Council – which Mother Superior objects to on the grounds ‘the church is perfect the way it is.’
On Thursday, Agron spoke candidly about her own religious upbringing at an AOL BUILD series session.
Red carpet glamour: Dianna wore her blonde locks piled on top of the her head in a bun, and she accessorized with delicate drop earrings while posing with Margaret
Ditching the habit? Dianna plays a nun in her new film Novitiate
Unique look: Black Mass star Julianne Nicholson wore an eye-catching multicolored dress and had her hair styled into distinctive corn rows
‘I do have a religious background,’ Dianna told the BUILD Series. ‘It was much more structured as a child. I was raised Jewish. I was Bat Mitzvahed.
‘It was very much my identity, in many good ways and bad. I lived in San Antonio for a few years, and I was really badly teased while living in Texas for religion.’
She shared: ‘So, it was always kind of this confusing thing, because, you know, I had the family, who would tell me our legacy with it and our history, and then I had schoolmates, that I was made to feel shame for it.
‘And then I moved to San Francisco at a young age, and then it was just like: “Oh, it’s just a nothing thing. Like, cool, you’re a Jew.” And I was like: “Okay!”‘
Dianna remembered: ‘You know, but, like, there were moments in my life where there were policemen outside of my temple and I thought that was a normal thing.’
Elegant: The Leftovers actress Margaret wore a black strapless dress and high heels
Natural beauty: The actress wore natural makeup to highlight her pretty features, teamed with a slick of bold dark berry lipstick
‘So, as I’ve grown older, and as I’ve traveled, and as, you know, I’ve talked to so many people in so many different cultures about what their beliefs are, I think it’s been important for me to understand that I definitely have faith.
‘It’s not necessarily typical or, you know, reflective of how some of my family feel, or anything like that.
‘I went to Israel last year for the first time, and spent a lot of time there, kind of learning the ins and outs and everything, as much as I could.
‘So, I do think it’s fascinating, and I do think that my next question will be when I have kids: What is the story I’m gonna take them on, and how I’m gonna involve them? I think it’s really interesting, and I’m not there yet.’
Dianna tied the knot with Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall, 28, in Morocco in October 2015.