Thuso Takes Oprah On A Wild Ride

She is the first SA actress to lead an American series!

By  | May 16, 2021, 03:57 PM  | Thuso Mbedu  | Top of The

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South Africans cannot wait to watch Thuso Mbedu as she stars as Cora Randall on the highly anticipated American drama series, The Underground Railroad. Watch parties everywhere and one of them is from actress Natasha Thahane.

Thuso Mbedu has been hyping up the series, days leading up to it's premier and finally the day has arrived and people have already started tuning in. One of those people is the iconic Oprah Winfrey who like it so much so that she gave Thuso a shoutout on her Instagram page.

"@thuso.mbedu gives the performance of a lifetime. Great things are coming for her and everyone will be saying her name after watching her as the superhero that is Cora."

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Remember when trolls wanted Thuso cancelled just last week? Well, all seems to be forgotten as this Queen is enjoying the love she is receiving from her home country.

Not only is she making history as the first South African actress to lead an American television series, but she topped the Twitter trends as soon as Mzansi woke up to dedicate this day to the actress.

The Underground Railroad will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video, today, Friday the 14th and like we said, there have been watch parties organised by tweeps. The Joburg Theatre also wanted to celebrate the Queen by giving away free tickets.  Natasha joined hands with Capitec Bank to give away tickets for free so Mzansi can watch the drama series today.

“Two years ago we helped an Emmy-nominated SA actress journey to the USA. Now Natasha Thahane is hosting a viewing party on 14 May for Thuso Mbedu's new series. We're giving away 2 double tickets for Jozi and 1 for KwaZulu-Natal. Retweet with a shoutout for Thuso and use #ThusoMbeduDay to stand to win,” they announced.

The Berry Jenkins produced limited TV series takes us through the life of Cora Randall who escapes a slaves plantation with a man named Caesar. Together they embark on a journey to an underground railway, where they seek freedom.

Mzansi peeps who have already decided to watch the series have been giving rave reviews saying Thuso could possibly be admiring her Emmy award in the near future.

Khaya Dlanga wrote, “Am at the airport watching The Underground Railroad. No, look, that Emmy is ours. Thuso’s performance soaring. Barry Jenkins' directing is masterful. Each shot is a great painting.”

Rhythm City actress Mapula Mafole also got her taste of the series, “Happy #ThusoMbeduDay just watched the first ep. So many emotions already! We are well-represented guys. Well done Thuso.”

Others have been singing Thuso's praises as they wait a few more hours till they watch the series.

Hulisani Ravele: "It’s #ThusoMbeduDay! Thuso, today we celebrate you. Not just your talent but your sacrifices, every ‘no’ & every doubt you’ve conquered. We celebrate your courage to try again, we celebrate the million little miracles that carried you here. Soar sis! #TheUndergroundRailroad."

Mapula Mafole: "Our dreams are valid. I’ve so much respect for you @ThusoMbedu."

Nandi Madida: Good Morning! Happy  #ThusoMbeduDay Celebrating this woman’s incredible talent and black excellence!"

Creator of the series says he put in all his energy in making this limited film and will be taking some time off to blow away some steam, because he probably deserves it.

You can watch The Underground Railway only on Amazon Prime Video.

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