Naomi Ackie stuns in a black trench coat as she arrives at GMA to talk about Whitney Houston biopic
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Naomi Ackie stunned in a black trench coat ornate with gold hardware for her Good Morning America appearance in New York City on Monday.

The actress, 31, wore a wide leather belt with a gold belt buckle with golden tassels and the image of an effigy as she arrived at the studios.

The trailer for I Wanna Dance With Somebody was released last month which showed Ackie portraying the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston in the upcoming biopic.

Fashionable arrival: Naomi Ackie, 31, stunned in a black trench coat ornate with gold hardware for her Good Morning America appearance in New York City on Monday

The film is scheduled to be theatrically released on December 21. 

For her appearance to talk about her new film, the British actress donned a pair of ankle-strap black pumps that featured gold-painted toenails on the patent leather toe cap.

As she arrived, Ackie carried a black flap bag decorated with gold decorations and a gold chain as a clutch. 

Gilded gold: The actress wore a wide leather belt with a gold belt buckle with golden tassels and the image of an effigy as she arrived at the studios

Gilded gold: The actress wore a wide leather belt with a gold belt buckle with golden tassels and the image of an effigy as she arrived at the studios

Gilded gold: The actress wore a wide leather belt with a gold belt buckle with golden tassels and the image of an effigy as she arrived at the studios

For jewelry, she sported only a pair of small gold hoop earrings with an organic shape. 

The End of the F***ing World alum styled her hair in a sleek topknot bun and kept her makeup simple to show off her natural beauty.

She wore a wash of copper brown eyeshadow across her lids and finished off the look with a bright pink blush and a mauve lipstick. 

Stunning: The British actress donned a pair of ankle-strap black pumps that featured gold-painted toenails on the patent leather toe cap

Stunning: The British actress donned a pair of ankle-strap black pumps that featured gold-painted toenails on the patent leather toe cap

Stunning: The British actress donned a pair of ankle-strap black pumps that featured gold-painted toenails on the patent leather toe cap

The star says she is excited for the film to be released after two years in the making.

‘I’ve been having this project to my life for about two years now, from getting the part to this moment, so it’s the best bit — when people get to watch it,’ she said. 

For the role, she said she received approval and guidance from the family of the singer — who passed away at the age of 48 after an accidental overdose.

Chic: The End of the F***ing World alum styled her hair in a sleek topknot bun and kept her makeup simple to show off her natural beauty

Chic: The End of the F***ing World alum styled her hair in a sleek topknot bun and kept her makeup simple to show off her natural beauty

Chic: The End of the F***ing World alum styled her hair in a sleek topknot bun and kept her makeup simple to show off her natural beauty

‘It felt really good to have their support to know that when I got the part they were a big part of saying “Yes, she’s the one”,’ she said. ‘It gave me the confidence I needed to start working towards portraying this amazing woman.’

She also talked about how Houston was the person who inspired her to pursue acting when she watched the 1997 Cinderella musical at six-years-old.

‘It’s crazy,’ Ackie said. ‘I always grew up with her music, but the first time I remember seeing her was that and she’s the Fairy Godmother.

Upcoming: Ackie will be portraying the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Upcoming: Ackie will be portraying the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Upcoming: Ackie will be portraying the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Ackie reenacted Houston's iconic performance of the national anthem at the 25th Super Bowl in 1991

Ackie reenacted Houston's iconic performance of the national anthem at the 25th Super Bowl in 1991

The late singer performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl XXV; seen in 1991

The late singer performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl XXV; seen in 1991

The trailer showed Ackie reenacting Houston’s iconic performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl XXV in 1991

‘It started my love of musicals and in a way kind of grew into my love of performance,’ she continued.

‘And seeing a Black Cinderella I was like “Oh, I can do this!” and the dresses are so pretty and this woman is amazing,’ she said. 

‘And after that I started slowly working towards that whole acting thing, so it does feel quite full circle.’ 

Inspirational: She talked about how Houston was the person who inspired her to pursue acting when she watched the 1997 Cinderella musical at six-years-old.

Inspirational: She talked about how Houston was the person who inspired her to pursue acting when she watched the 1997 Cinderella musical at six-years-old.

'And after that I started slowly working towards that whole acting thing, so it does feel quite full circle.'

'And after that I started slowly working towards that whole acting thing, so it does feel quite full circle.'

Inspirational: She talked about how Houston inspired her to pursue acting after seeing her as the Fairy Godmother in the 1997 Cinderella musical and now everything has come ‘full circle’

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