The OGs of "Sex Education" were reunited at the Time 100 Next Gala on 25 Oct. as Simone Ashley and Ncuti Gatwa posed for the sweetest photo. The acting pair were all smiles as they hugged and caught up on the red carpet for the prestigious event in New York, which celebrates 100 of the most influential and rising stars of the moment.
Both Ashley and Gatwa have come a long way from walking the corridors of Moordale Secondary School, in their careers and in their personal style. Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma in "Bridgerton", wore a sheer black, collared shirt adorned with yellow embroidery with matching leggings and shoes. Styled by Rebecca Corbin Murray, who also styles Florence Pugh and Lily James, she paired the Valentino look with Tiffany & Co jewellery. Hung Vanngo kept her makeup warm and sultry with brown eyeshadow and lipstick, while Nai'vasha opted to style her hair in voluminous waves.
Speaking at the Gala, Ashley said, "Since I was a little girl I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to use my voice to connect with people and to perform, to create art." And that's exactly what she's been doing. While she has confirmed she is not returning to series 4 of "Sex Education", we can expect to see Ashley on our screen next year for the new "Bridgerton" season.
Meanwhile, Gatwa has been cast as the 15th doctor on Doctor Who, due to David Tennant returning as the 14th Doctor, and will make his debut in winter 2023. He is also returning to "Sex Education" and fans can see him in Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" film, alongside "Sex Education" castmate, Emma Mackey.
Cementing his position as a fashion icon, Gatwa, styled by Felicity Kay, wore a Daniel W. Fletcher look straight from the spring/summer 2023 runway. He layered black cycling shorts under an oversize white shirt with a black, brooched corset worn on top. Pulled-up socks, patent loafers, and a fabric choker completed the outfit. We wonder if Ashley gave him any corset-wearing tips, having dressed in the structured attire for her "Bridgerton" role . . .
The dynamic duo rubbed shoulders with the likes of Lily Collins, Megan Fox, and Keke Palmer at the gala. Scroll ahead to see the best of the red carpet.