Thuso On Scoring Viola Davis Gig

"it’s based on real-life events of women warriors."

By  | May 02, 2021, 11:08 PM  | Thuso Mbedu  | Top of the

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South African actress Thuso Mbedu has been trending for the better part of the week after it was announced that she’s scored a massive acting gig alongside the talented Viola Davis in the forthcoming film The Woman King. The star recently took to IGTV to catch up with her fans across the globe, mostly here in South Africa.

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“We just started the press for the Underground Railroad which is coming out in twelve days – I’m so excited. And actually, what has made me excited is your support. I’m the type to focus on work and move on to the next one right? I’ve been in lockdown the entire time and I’m thinking okay,” shared the star.

She also revealed that she hasn’t seen her loved ones in months because of the lockdown restrictions. “I’ve been wanting my family to come see me. However, they’re not allowed to because of the travel bans and I’m trying to plan for my 30th birthday. I turn 30 this year in July. We’ve been trying to plan me and my friends but again travel restrictions. Hopefully, by July something will make sense,” she added.

“The show is going to be worth watching, I promise you. And then woman King (screams). I found out about the project in 2019 right. It was like just at the beginning. We had just started shooting Underground Railroad. We were shooting in Georgia right then I went to LA for a short break and I was just taking general meetings. And I went to meet Viola David and her husband’s production company. And they had just told me about this project.

"It is set in the 1800s in Africa and it’s based on real-life events of women warriors. I am excited to be part of the story because we are telling stories about Africa.”

Main Picture Credit: Thuso Mbedu Instagram Account
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