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Shannyn Sossamon: Why I felt Pretty Woman

Shannyn Sossamon has spoken about her Sinister 2 character's simple and comfortable wardrobe.

The 36-year-old actress has a relaxed style away from the camera and for her latest role in the horror flick she brought a similar vibe to set. She plays mother-of-two Courtney Collins, who is hiding from her abusive and estranged husband with her kids. Courtney's wardrobe has an old-fashioned feel to it: a decision which came about after detailed discussion.

"It was a process between the director and I. We came to a nice middle ground and a few decisions informed that stylistic choice. We decided she probably packed pretty quickly, was in survival mode so she had no concerns about fashion or how she would look. So the clothing she brought with her were the clothing she wore before her marriage, a kind of down home country style," Shannyn explained to "The kind of clothing she wore before she met Clint (Lea Coco) who had a lot of money. Because I assumed that she’d been raised without a lot of money, and met Clint who had a lot and could provide for her, so she probably felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the beginning of their marriage. So her clothing is really simple and comfortable."

It's no wonder the brunette beauty could relate to Courtney's closet as she has previously named vintage clothes which look "lived in" as her personal garments of choice.

And her gorgeous looks also make her stand out, which she puts down to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry.

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