The cast of The Woman King had an interview with Essence Uncovered, and people were left in envy after Viola Davis sang praises for Thuso Mbedu. The cast is a tight-knit crew that has been together for the promotional interviews of their movie, and lead actress Viola Davis had only lovely things to say about Thuso Mbedu. How she described the younger actress left many people envious and proud of Thuso and looking up to Viola Davis for being humble.
The ladies of The Woman King sat down with essence and talked about their female-led movie and each other. How to get away with murder star Viola Davis was put in the spotlight when she got asked how she views her co-star Thuso Mbedu. Viola was quick to sing praises about Thuso, who has become more than just a co-star to her but also a friend.
Watch the video of Viola Davis praising Thuso Mbedu below:
Viola Davis describes Thuso Mbedu. pic.twitter.com/HctpdGn3uA
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In her response, Viola said that to her, Thuso Mbedu was someone with a lot of integrity in her craft. She went on to say that she also is very hard-working, has a lot of talent and she is accessible. Davis also says that Thuso has wisdom and character that most people her age do not have and that she loves spending time with the younger actress, even behind the camera’ when they are not working. Their fellow co-stars were overwhelmed, and Adrienne Warren could not help but say ‘Oh my God’ after that heartfelt description.
Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu’s roles in The Woman King
In the hit movie that is all the buzz internationally, Viola Davis takes on the role of Nanisca, an army general of a female unit of soldiers. Thuso, Mbedu plays Nawi, a young recruit who joins the army to help fight evaders who had come to their kingdom and taken away their homes. The two are a duo to be reckoned with, and they have a mentor and student relationship both onset and off the set. The film was shot in South Africa for the past few months and had been in the production stage for two years before shooting. The Woman King finally premiered on the 16th of September to a long awaiting audience and is an instant hit in the world.
The cast’s relationship
These actors and actresses have had a journey together and grown close as they share pictures of their journies on their social media accounts. Thuso, Mbedu even has potential dating rumours shared after she shared a video of herself getting cosy with fellow actor John Boyega on the set of their film. They also incorporated talent from all over the world and have many African-born actors on their crew. The movie has a piece of West Africa’s history and showcases black excellence and women empowerment.
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