Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Olivia Munn gets designer shoes for TV show

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn is set to sport Christian Louboutins as Sloan Sabbith in TV show The Newsroom.

The actress plays the attractive but socially awkward Sloan Sabbith on the HBO political drama series.

Hope Hanafin is responsible for dressing the star and revealed what looks fans can expect from the second season.

“For Will [Jeff Daniels], there is a big distinction between everyday life and going on air. He puts on loafers and Frye boots to walk into the studio and then puts on his anchorman shoes: classic cap-toe lace-ups by Allen Edmonds. MacKenzie [Emily Mortimer] and Sloan [Olivia Munn] wear a classic Christian Louboutin pumps on air. Neal [Dev Patel] wears a lot of Cole Haan, Onitsuka Tiger and Toms," she told WWD.

“These are probably the most understated looks I’ve ever done because the set is so kinetic... I keep things streamlined and chic. If they look too on-trend, it’s hard to believe [the cast] has been up all night studying the [current event] issues.”

Olivia, along with many of the cast, currently lives in Los Angeles.

In contrast to the city's laidback style, The Newsroom is all about polished New York City chic.

“One of the challenges of the show is [transforming] LA actors into New Yorkers. [California styles] such as neon-studded sandals don’t make the cut. The Internet is amazing and great for shoes. The Zappos delivery people know us very well," Hope grinned.

“Maggie [Alison Pill] is wearing a few more heels, such as Sam Edelman. The change in her footwear is a prominent clue for the change in Maggie’s character. Understanding the difference is important to the actor — it really changed how she moved.”

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