Linda Cardellini stepped out on the red carpet to support Best Picture-nominated film Green Book on Sunday night, but some people seem to be confusing her with a character on Sesame Street after seeing her red carpet look.
The actress, known for her roles in Freaks and Geeks and Scooby-Doo, arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday in a statement-making dress that has incited mixed reviews. The hot pink chiffon high-low hem gown with a light pink bow caught everyone’s attention, but only some had positive things to say about the bold look.
— Kirbie Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) February 24, 2019
— Alan (@nalanaheem) February 24, 2019
— Emily O'Donnell (@emily_odonnell) February 24, 2019
— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) February 24, 2019
Others compared Cardellini to Elmo or Big Bird’s red-headed sister, and one even said the 43-year-old looked like she had gone into somebody’s craft closet for the ensemble.
Ok – my first hate, Linda Cardellini – TOO MUCH is TOO MUCH #Oscars2019
— Teri Hart (@TeriHart) February 24, 2019
Linda Cardellini appears to have skinned Elmo for the sake of fashion. #Oscars2019
— M-D November (@thatsmdtoyou) February 24, 2019
How many muppets had to die for Linda Cardellini’s terrible dress #OscarsRedCarpet
— Laura O'Herlihy (@Leulah) February 24, 2019
Is Linda Cardellini wearing Big Bird’s red-headed sister? #Oscars2019
— The1MeowQueen (@The1MeowQueen) February 24, 2019
Someone please help Linda Cardellini (the actress from the Green Book) she appears to have been attacked and eaten by the red ruffle monster! #oscars
— Michelle B. Young (@MichelleBYoung1) February 24, 2019
Linda Cardellini is so pretty, and yet she chooses to dress up as my mom's crafts drawer. https://t.co/uHE8Trf7IG
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) February 24, 2019
Regardless of the various reactions, Cardellini is earning points for confidently owning her style.
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