HONORABLE MENTION | While some Black Mirror episodes can be haunting, even terrifying, Season 2’s trip to “San Junipero” was alternately heartbreaking and then reaffirming, thanks in great part to the work of Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Her Kelly, at first, was just a party girl looking to have the best time possible in the titular place. But then came Yorkie, an awkward sweetheart who slowly but surely showed Kelly how to love — and commit to — someone again, having already suffered great loss. Mbatha-Raw’s performance was most compelling during the last couple of San Junipero sequences, as Kelly convinced Yorkie, and us, that their undying (so to speak) love was not meant to be — until, as their and our hearts swelled, it was. [Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with stills & screencaptures of Gugu in the new season of Black Mirror. She starred in the fourth episode titled ‘San Junipero‘ as a free spirited woman who falls in love in a time and place where she wasn’t supposed to.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu attending the 2016 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards in Los Angeles where she presented her co-star in the upcoming movie Beauty & the Beast Ewan McGregor with the Britannia Humanitarian Award. Gugu was wearing a Burberry dress.
The mysterious upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced film”God Particle” will be the latest movie connected to the producer’s cult hit “Cloverfield,” an insider familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Not only will “Particle” be the third in a series of connected “Cloverfield” films, but Abrams and studio partner Paramount Pictures are quietly developing more movies for the shared universe, the individual said. Both parties hope to release a new film in the shared “Cloverfield” each year, the insider added.
Fans of “Cloverfield” and its cinematic cousin “10 Cloverfield Lane,” which starred John Goodman and was released in March, speculated the “God Particle” was indeed connected to the same universe when the project was announced in February.
“Particle” is about a team of astronauts who make a “shocking discovery” and end up fighting for survival in what is described as an altered reality. Julis Onah (“The Girl Is in Trouble”) directed from a script by Oren Uziel. It stars David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd. [Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu attending the New York premiere of ‘Loving’. Gugu is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress.
“We were in this residential area, it was almost like The Truman Show, some of the houses were so new,” remembers Gugu Mbatha-Raw, star of the black comedy’s most intriguing new episode. “At one point this ostrich walked through the housing estate and on to the beach. And he sat down in the sand and started having a sort of sand bath. We were trying to film but, y’know, what do you do if an ostrich wanders into frame? It was so surreal … sort of magical.”
By now the Oxfordshire-born Mbatha-Raw, 33, is au fait enough with TV and film sets to appreciate a little divergence from the norm. Moreover, her schedule has been so non-stop of late that she probably just appreciated the break. [Source]
With a huge thanks to my friend Luciana , I’ve updated the gallery with newly released stills of Gugu’s upcoming movie ‘Miss Sloane’.
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu attending the BFI London Film Festival Awards where she announced the winner of the best film award after serving as a juror during the festival’s 2016 cycle. Gugu was wearing a stunning Burberry dress.