— Posted by Alyssa
If you didn’t see the beautifully sad, but extremely uplifting Beyond the Lights than you are missing out on a performer who can make any character feel relatable. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a pure talent who is sure to be around for a long while.
Born in England, Mbatha-Raw is a multi-talented triple threat who not only is a terrific actress, but is also trained in singing and dancing. Those skills come in handy in the terrific Beyond the Lights, a film about the stress and micromanaged lifestyle of pop stars and how they often sacrifice talent and demean themselves in order to be successes in the cutthroat music industry. In addition to Beyond the Lights, Mbatha-Raw has also starred in the fantasy Odd Thomas and the critically-acclaimed Belle.
Next up for the powerhouse actress is a string of projects that will keep her on the screen where she belongs. She will star in the thriller The Whole Truth alongside Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger, Concussion with Will Smith, The Free State of Jones with Matthew McConaughey, and the much-anticipated Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.