Our Woman Crush Wednesday is rising British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Mbatha-Raw is currently filming the role of Plumette in the highly anticipated live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The Oxford-born actress gained prominence in 2013 as the title character in Belle, a film about a mixed race girl raised in British aristocracy in 18th century England. US audiences may recognise her from her starring role as Noni in 2014 film Beyond The Lights. Mbutha-Raw can currently be seen starring opposite Will Smith in Concussion…
Least likely to…indulge in social media. Mbatha-Raw has never had a Facebook or Twitter account.
Impress her with…the outdoors. The Belle star currently lives in West Hollywood so loves to get time away from they city. In an intervieew with The Evening Standard she admits, “I love to go hiking. There’s a lot of concrete in LA, and I come from the Shires, so it’s important for me to get back in touch with nature.”
Mention…Oprah. The Brit actress describes the US media mogul as her “fairy godmother”.
And another thing…Gugu is short for Gugulethu which is Zulu for “Our Pride”.
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