Thuso Mbedu Gets Huge Recognition Again

The star won an award for The Underground Railroad

By  | Nov 30, 2021, 08:13 AM  | Thuso Mbedu  | Top of The

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Thuso Mbedu has been collecting those accolades ever since her magnificent performance on the Underground Railroad. The actress has recently bagged another award which she was battling for with iconic actor Ethan Hawk.

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Taking to social media, Thuso expressed disbelief over this Gotham award saying she got told of this wonderful achievement by her manager. She was also shocked to find out she won in the category for Outstanding Performance In A New Series, as she was competing with Ethan.

"Waking up to a bunch of missed calls from my manager and thinking I might have missed my pickup (for the first time in my life) only to be told about this great news. What a pleasant surprise. Tied with Mr. Ethan Hawke. Thank you so much @thegotham It’s extremely humbling and encouraging."

Thuso also won another award this past weekend at the 2021 GQ Men Of The Year Awards. The local awards ceremony gifted her the award for Woman Of The Year.

The company was in the spotlight for firing Unathi Nkayi at the last minute following her spat with Kaya 959 and Sizwe Dlomo.

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Back to Thuso Mbedu, she is currently working on a film with iconic actress Viola Davis for a film called The Woman King. Speaking about this film in an interview with W Magazine she expressed excitement with working with Viola and said she has studied Viola and how she operates, she then drew a conclusion that they approach their work in similar ways.

“Viola said that she puts an emphasis on finding the why of any character—the reason this character makes any of the choices they make. For the longest time, before coming across that interview, whenever people would ask me about my process, I didn’t know how to articulate it. Listening to her, I thought, That’s exactly how I approach my work!”

Mbedu is hard at work trying to make her character look believable as possible, “I want my fighting skills to be somewhere in the vicinity of my performance skills. With the performance, I do all the preparation, and then sort of stow it away and let it live in the moment. I want to get the fighting to a place where it would also come as naturally as possible.

“Because I’m so tiny, my character has to have a lot of speed. I have to be very fast and agile. Apparently, it wouldn’t be believable that I could potentially punch a person and they’d fall down,” she told the publication.

She gave us a little sneak peek into the person she is and how her team has to put up with that person, " This is the person my team has to put up with. So this is a small and random shoutout to my entire team that has given me the love and support I need to be me in every new space I find myself in. Every new experience, encounter and relationship has been fostered with such care and attention to detail that it leaves in me awe. I am a better person because you’re in my life

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