Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gugu Mbatha-Raw on the April 2018 Cover of British Vogue Magazine

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was voted Best Dressed of the week and she is on the April 2018 cover of British Vogue magazine. Making her first Vogue debut which was shot by Mikael Jansson, Gugu is wearing a VALENTINO dress. Gugu is just flawlessly beautiful on this cover. In the issue, she talks 'A Wrinkle in Time', not wanting to be type cast, bonding with Oprah and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on Gugu's feature, visit Vogue.co.uk and pick up a copy on newsstand on March 9th.

Christian Dior Spring 2018 & Salvatore Ferragamo sandals

On working with Ava DuVernay on 'A Wrinkle In Time':
The chance to work with Ava again, and what it means for a woman of colour to be directing something of that scale and budget for Disney - I wanted to be in that line.

On bonding with Oprah:
We were both on the set on the same day and she came and hung out in my trailer for a little bit and we had a chat, in her full character regalia, which is just goddess-like. I hope we actually get to do something where we work together in a scene because that'd be incredible. I feel so thankful to have her in my life and to have had her guidance. She's a very special human.

On dynamic role choices & not wanting to be type cast:
I didn't really see how I could be in a period drama without playing a slave, necessarily, or a character in a very subservient or brutalised role. As a biracial woman born in the 1980s, if you let popular culture dictate it, you'd think mixed-race people were like a new thing. And that's absolutely not the case. People of colour have existed throughout history - it's just who has been able to tell the stories. And that to me became really important: to illuminate that. To show that Dido Elizabeth Belle is as valid a story as Elizabeth Bennet… And, you know, Elizabeth Bennet's fictional.

Credit: British Vogue

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