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Feature: Gugu for Fashion Magazine Canada!

16 November 2019
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After introductions, we chat briefly about her latest projects and she starts laughing at my cellphone. But in a nice way. “Do you need me to call Apple for you?” she teases.

See, my phone doesn’t look like a grown-up’s cellphone. It looks like someone took a rock hammer to its upper-right-hand corner, shattering the glass and exposing a mysterious chunk of metal that I pretend is a battery but seems potentially dangerous. Cracks, like crooked sunbeams, cascade down my screen from there, and little dead spots, like burn marks, have recently appeared all over it. My phone doesn’t just look injured; it looks sickly.

“Do I need to sort this out?” she asks.

She probably could, too. After all, she’s basically an employee of Apple these days. Her latest project—or one of her latest projects, actually—is The Morning Show, an original 10-episode series for the tech giant’s new streaming service, Apple TV+. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, it takes people inside and behind the scenes of a Good Morning America-type talk show. In it, Mbatha-Raw’s character works as the show’s celebrity wrangler. But with Apple being Apple, she says she can’t explain much more than that.

But the character really is more than she seems. “She has a lot of secrets,” says Mbatha-Raw. “What I like about it is that it has a strong point of view and [tackles] the post-#MeToo era in the media landscape. Plus, it’s America’s sweethearts together in one show. I knew it was going to be amazing and have something to say.”

She can talk a little bit more about Motherless Brooklyn, the Edward Norton passion project about a private detective with Tourette’s syndrome (which can make sneaking around a little tough). It’s a kind of spiritual adaptation of a Jonathan Lethem novel, which is handy for Mbatha-Raw since her character isn’t in the book. “My character comes up as this Woman in Blue that Norton’s detective character is following. She was born in Harlem and grew up in the jazz club owned by her dad. And she works for the community against racial discrimination in housing. She has a law degree. Suddenly she has these layers to her—she’s not just a femme fatale. She has a purpose. She is much more than meets the eye.” [More at Source]

Coverage: ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ at Build Studios

22 October 2019
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Gugu, Edward and Alex stopped by Build Studios in New York to talk about the upcoming release of ‘Motherless Brooklyn’. Check out the video below and make sure to head to the gallery for the photo coverage.

 

Coverage: Good Morning America

11 October 2019
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Gugu and Edward made an appearance on Good Morning America earlier today to talk about ‘Motherless Brooklyn’. Check out the video below and head to the gallery for the photos.


Photos: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival Parties

08 September 2019
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Gugu was out and about in Toronto yesterday where she attended the HFPA & THR party then headed to the EW Must List Party. Check out the photos in the gallery.

2019 > 07 September – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association And The Hollywood Reporter Party
2019 > 07 September – Entertainment Weekly’s ‘The Must List’ party

Photos: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party

05 June 2019
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu attending the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party. She’s dressed in a fluffy Erdem dress.

 

Photos: Variety x Armani Makeup Artistry Dinner

21 February 2019
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Gugu was out, again!!!!, yesterday as she attended the Variety x Armani Makeup Artistry Dinner in Los Angeles.

   

Photos: EMILY’s List 2nd Annual Pre-Oscars Event

20 February 2019
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Gugu was out yesterday attending 19 February – EMILY’s List 2nd Annual Pre-Oscars Event in Los Angeles. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of her posing on the red carpet of the event.

   

Photos: Gugu Mbatha-Raw for The Endings.

08 October 2018
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Gugu is one of multiple celeberties featured in the book The Endings. From the publishers website:

Featuring some of today’s most beloved actors, these piercing photographic vignettes capture female characters in the throes of powerful emotional transformations. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis collected stories of heartbreak, relationship endings, and new beginnings—fictional but often inspired by real life—and set out to convey the raw emotions that are exposed in those most vulnerable of states. Collaborating with celebrated stars, Cronenberg and Ennis developed each character, built her world, and then photographed as she lived the role before the camera. The resulting collection is a bold look at the experience of losing or leaving love and will speak to anyone who appreciates art, photography, and the strength of facing emotional depths head-on.

A friend was able to order the book and managed to send us scans of Gugu’s pages and I’ve updated the gallery with copies of them.

   

Photos: Miu Miu Women’s Tales Dinner

03 September 2018
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Gugu was out ttending the Women’s Tales photo call held during the 2018 Venice Film Festival on Sunday (September 2) in Venice, Italy. The Women’s Tales are a series of female-directed shorts, presented by Miu Miu, that explore life through the female eye. Gugu was wearing a beautiful Miu Miu star dress. Check out the photos in the gallery.

   

Photos: Refinery29’s 29Rooms San Francisco Turn It Into Art Opening Party 2018

27 June 2018
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu looking gorgeous while attending the Refinery29’s 29Rooms San Francisco Turn It Into Art Opening Party 2018 a few days ago.