Viola Davis, 56, cuts a glamorous figure in a canary yellow gown as she attends the Top Gun: Maverick screening at Cannes Film Festival

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Viola Davis cut a glamorous figure in an eye-catching canary yellow gown as she attended the Top Gun: Maverick screening during the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

The actress, 56, opted for the bold look that boasted an elegant frilled neckline and a flowing skirt as she graced the red carpet in France.

Viola was among a slew of stars including Eva Longoria, Jasmin Tookes and stars Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connolly attending the premiere, after the long-awaited Top Gun sequel earned rave reviews from critics. 

Sensational: Viola Davis, 56, cut a glamorous figure in an eye-catching canary yellow gown as she attended the Top Gun: Maverick screening during the 75th Cannes Film Festival

Showcasing her ageless beauty, Viola opted for the bold yellow gown with a frilled strapless front and a fitted waist.

The Hot To Get Away With Murder star's gown featured a flowing skirt as she posed up a storm on the red carpet. 

Keeping her hair in a natural afro style, Viola beamed as she posed alongside her dapper husband Julius Tennon.

A vision: The actress opted for the bold look that boasted an elegant frilled neckline and a flowing skirt as she graced the red carpet in France

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Confident: Keeping her hair in a natural afro style, Viola beamed as she posed alongside her dapper husband Julius Tennon

Grand arrival: Ahead of the premiere, Viola was seen posing on her balcony in her gown

The sequel to Tony Scott's classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it 'improves upon the original in every conceivable way.'   

Tom, who is famous for doing his own stunts, is said to have trained to withstand g-force power and actually flew in real fighter jets for the sequel.

Peter Hoskin for the Daily Mail gave the film five stars, writing: 'Whenever the film threatens to become too cosy, it shocks itself – and us – back into the present with another madly ambitious action sequence.'

Grand entrance! The Oscar winner wowed in her summer-esque frock ahead of the premiere

Tom underwent a full Aviation Survival Training Curriculum before going up in the US Navy F-18, as did his co-stars. They worked up to the supersonic jets by going up in a succession of slower planes first over many months.  

Much has been made of Tom's insistence on real flying scenes, with no CGI work. He has said in numerous interviews that he refused to even talk about a Top Gun sequel unless they flew in real planes.

Tom said: 'For years, people had said, 'Can't you shoot [the movie] with CGI?' And I always said, 'No. That's not the experience.' I said, 'I need to find the right story. And we're going to need the right team. This movie is like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet. I'm not playing.'

Top Gun: Maverick is soaring into UK cinemas on May 25 and May 27 in the US. 

Impressive: The sequel to Tony Scott's classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it 'improves upon the original in every conceivable way' (Tom Cruise pictured in character)

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Viola Davis cuts a glamorous figure in a yellow gown as she attends the Top Gun: Maverick screening

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