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Christine Baranski Had the Perfect Reaction To That Photo of Her Staring Down Elon Musk

Christine Baranksi looks fierce on the Met Gala red carpet in sunglasses and a caped tuxedo outfit.

This year, acting legend Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia!, The Good Fight/Wife, Cybill) celebrated her 70th birthday at the Met Gala, which she was attending for the very first time. It’s surprising that someone of her stature hadn’t been to the Met Gala before, but it was certainly fitting for the star of HBO Max’s The Gilded Age to attend this year, when the dress code was “gilded glamour.” (The official theme was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”)

Obviously, she nailed it:

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Baranski looked incredible in that sequined, caped maxi tuxedo but she gained the most attention that night for this photo by Sinna Nasseri, where she appears to be staring daggers at Elon Musk.

That is the only acceptable reaction to finding yourself in a room with Elon Musk and it’s the kind of photo that’s destined to become a meme the second it’s shot.

I wasn’t expecting anything to get better than that photo, and then Baranski went and outdid herself.

According to writer Evan Ross Katz, Baranski’s (apparently hilarious) daughter gifted her a framed copy of that photo for Mother’s Day. And based on her perfect reaction, Baranski finds it as delightful as we do.

I would really love to know where she put that photo. Hopefully, somewhere she can look at it every day and bask in its power.

(image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.