Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gugu Mbatha-Raw on the March 2015 Cover of Town & Country

Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been a quite storm on the red carpet with her easy, no fuss lady like looks. Coming off of a great year, The 'Beyond the Lights' star is on the March 2015 cover of Town & Country. On the cover shot by Victor Demarchelier, Gugu looked simply beautiful in a CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2015 white long sleeve printed panel tea length dress.

Such an effortlessly beautiful cover. With success as an actress and with her style, I am hoping to see her on Vogue. In the issue she talks about her style, the success of her movies 'Belle' & 'Beyond the Lights', taking vacations after filming a movie and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see more images. For more details on Gugu's feature, go to and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand.

On her style:
"In my daily life it's about being comfortable. I wear a lot of black. But now, to promote these films, I've been working with a stylist. I've had some fun Cinderella moments in red carpet land. I love the Audrey Hepburns of this world, and I think Cate Blanchett is stunning and always nails it."

On demonstrating acting range for Belle & Beyond the Lights:
"I would love to say that I'm some sort of evil mastermind who strategized it.  But when I got both roles I did think, This is great—you can't put me in a box!"

On doing period dramas:
"Growing up and going to RADA, so many of my peers go on to do period dramas, which is what we're known for in the U.K. And I had all this classical training but, in some ways, nowhere to put it. It was fascinating to be able to do a movie like Belle—something period, with that Jane Austen feel, in which I wouldn't be playing a slave or someone in a brutalized role." 

On taking a break after filming movies: 
"After spending so much time trying to be another person, I always think it's good to go somewhere to regain perspective. I had been doing all these films about exploring identity, and I thought, My god, I haven't even been to South Africa, and it's so much a part of me, of my cultural background. I just had never been able to carve out the time I felt I needed to do it justice."

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