05/21/2013 09:57 EDT

Zoe Saldana's Cannes 2013 Dress Channels Shades Of Grey (PHOTOS)

Zoe Saldana is known for her avant garde style but the petite celeb took a step backwards at Cannes 2013.

The "Star Trek Into Darkness" actress channeled a different side of "50 Shades of Grey" in a grey lace Valentino gown at the premiere of "Blood Ties" at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday.

Looking completely overwhelmed in the voluminous gown, the diminutive actress (whose weight was revealed on the cover of Allure magazine's June issue) looked a bit too serious, despite walking the red carpet at one of the most glamorous events of the year.

But the dress wasn't a total loss; when Saldana turned her back to the photographers, she revealed that her dress was being held together with a string of large pearls. Now that's hot!

Zoe, who plays the sexy and smart Uhura in the new film "Star Trek Into Darkness", has been showing a lot of skin recently. The brunette beauty wore a sheer dress which showed off her toned stomach at the "Star Trek" premiere in Hollywood on May 14 and she also wore a glam black and white Vionnet gown which revealed her shapely legs at the London "Star Trek" premiere on May 2.

Let's hope Zoe wears something a bit more exciting next time!

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