Lily James is bringing the heat for her first-ever appearance at the Emmys.
The Pam & Tommy starlet stepped out on the red carpet for the 74th annual Emmy Awards in a molten bronze look from Versace. Dressed in the Italian fashion house’s signature silhouette—complete with a corseted bodice and draping details across the waist and bust—James looked like a real-life goddess.
The actress let the dress speak for itself by accessorizing minimally; she eschewed a necklace and, instead, opted for a few gold bangles and studded earrings.
James’s performance as Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy has earned her her first Emmy nomination. Tonight, she’s recognized in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
In an interview with Thrillist, James reflected on her process for transforming into the Baywatch actress.
“I spent so long watching her and reading about her and from her own words. My biggest source was from her semi-autobiographical books and her poetry,” she said. “She really was like that movie star thing: Plucked from total obscurity on a screen at a football game. It’s like what Hollywood stories are made of. You can’t believe it’s true. And it feels so rare now. I know she goes through a huge change and transformation in herself, but it all just felt part of the research of who she is, and so I really enjoyed going back. I really enjoyed remembering what it was like for me before I’d done any work in this industry or before anyone has any idea who you are and what your dreams are and your aspirations before you’ve been jaded by what it’s like.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.