Russell T. Davies has shared his shock after Liz Truss appeared at the Tory party conference in the same dress as Emma Thompson’s character years and years.
Thompson played Vivienne Rook, a populist politician and leader of the right-wing Four Star Party-turned-Prime Minister in Davies’ dystopian drama.
To deal with the population growth on the show, Vivienne suggests the introduction of concentration camps known as “Erstwhile Sites”.
As she makes these plans, Thompson wears Karen Millen’s Forever Dress, which features slightly puffed sleeves and an inturned collar.
However, eagle-eyed Twitter users pointed out that Truss appeared to be wearing the same dress during her speech at the Tory party conference on Wednesday (October 5).
The Prime Minister previously wore the dress to an event in 2019.
years and years Creator Davies was among those who spotted the similarities, sharing a picture of the two outfits on Instagram and writing, “This is going to be weird.”
“No way,” he commented It’s a sin Star Callum Scott Howells, while Russell Tovey, who appeared in years and yearsshe commented with insane emojis.
“This is really weird,” wrote Jason Manford.
“OMG the collar,” added Zoe Ball.
“Oh. My. God. It’s either a very weird coincidence, you’re doing your best Mystic Meg, or it’s a conscious choice and I don’t know which is weirder,” read another.
Truss’ speech had already made waves in the art world thanks to her use of M People’s “Moving On Up,” a move the band’s founder, Mike Pickering, was deeply unhappy with.
“So apparently we can’t stop Truss from going to our song, very strange!” Pickering wrote on Twitter. “So sad it was used by that government shower. [By the way] Truss, Labor used it with permission in the 1990s. I don’t want my song to be a soundtrack to lies.”
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