Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gina Prince-Bythewood & Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Team Up to Bring ‘An Untamed State’ to the Big Screen

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Roxane Gay’s breakout novel An Untamed State is getting the big screen treatment thanks to Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood. The novel follows Mireille Duval Jameson, a Haitian-American woman who’s the daughter of one of the country’s richest men. Mireille seems to have it all–a loving husband and a beautiful baby–but...

Are We The Only Ones Who Think Something’s Awry With This Vanity Fair Shoot?

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When I first saw Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s portrait in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, I thought, she doesn’t look like herself. When I gazed at Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis’ raw silhouettes I thought, Oh, the magazine was going for one of those ‘artists bare all, naked and intimate feels with...

Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Cover Vanity Fair

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As Hollywood continues to grapple with its diversity problem, actors of color push forward to do the necessary work, or as Viola Davis put it after her SAG win, Black creatives will continue to “find a way to be excellent.” Against the backdrop of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Vanity...

Watch Will Smith & Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Gripping First Look at ‘Concussion’

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This Christmas Will Smith returns to theaters in a gripping new drama that will make the National Football League nervous. In Concussion, Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born forensic pathologist whose autopsies of former Pittsburgh Steelers players led to the discovery of Chronic Traumatic...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Wins ‘Best Actress Award’ At 2014 British Independent Film Awards

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British Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is having a breakthrough year, but her trajectory is still not making waves in the U.S. She started off 2014 with the ambitious film, “Belle” and a few weeks ago, “Beyond the Lights” quietly made it’s debut. But thankfully she can...

Beyond the Lights: A Director’s Love Letter to Young Black Women

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Film Director Gina Prince-Blythewood has been around long enough to understand the rigorous nature of Hollywood. Despite being responsible for 2000’s cult hit Love and Basketball starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, Prince-Blythewood still has to fight for the right to tell the kind of...