Aggy gets into character as a stripper

Was this what you pictured when we told you that Agyness Deyn had clinched her first starring role in a film? The ELLE cover star plays Flo, a ‘strong-minded stripper’ and the female lead in drug-land drama Pusher.

Playing the character called for a departure from Deyn’s trademark look. From the Ariel (the mermaid) wig to the matching red-tasselled pasties, it’s an about-face from the ethereal androgyny we’ve come to expect from the model. But that’s the point—Agyness doesn’t want to do Agyness on-screen.

‘When we started filming the director, Luis [Prieto], said to me, “You know that I didn’t know you were a model or well-known?”’ she told us in the October 2011 issue. ‘He’s Spanish and this is his first English film. It was really great to hear that because I felt, “Wow, I’ve earned this. I really got this part myself.”’

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It may not be particularly high-fashion, but if you squint, there could be something sort of Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2011 about the get-up. Either way, we have a feeling that this picture will leave lots of previously Aggy-unawares wanting more.

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