Gugu Mbatha Raw
September 23, 2010 by Post Team
Gugu Mbatha Raw, LOS ANGELES, California – J.J. Abrams loves a strong woman. Throughout his career, the producer has produced a lot of young actresses who could express emotions not only complex but also manage to kick some serious rear.
The mastermind of used eyeglasses to Jennifer Garner “Alias”, making her a super star as CIA agent Sydney Bristow, collected Cutie Canadian Evangeline Lilly for the role of warrior island become fugitive Kate Austen on “Lost” and Zoe Salda?a made a household name after casting his brain as in a spacesuit sxy – Uhuru in Star Trek. ” His latest import, courtesy of NBC’s new husband and wife spy drama “secret agents” – Gugu MBATHA raw-AccessHollywood.com s newest Rising Star – is the latest star of JJ ready to go.
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“It was a strange and wonderful journey,” the British beauty recently accessed, landing the role of Samantha, half the CIA spy couples the power of flowers in front of German origin piece Boris Kodjoe, in drama sxy and daring, which premieres Wednesday night at 8 pm on NBC.
After a series of memorable pieces of television in his native England, Gugu was in New York (after the play he was starring on the London stage – Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with Jude Law – made the leap into the pond -) when the call came.
“I was on Broadway when I first came the initial audition,” said Gugu. “I really do not know much about the project because it was so top secret.”
She participated in an early hearing, but without knowing that her trial had attracted the attention of senior, Oxford-born actress was actually away in a picturesque location, when he got the big call.
“I went to Egypt for a yoga holiday,” he said. “I was in Egypt, under a palm tree and get a call from my boss saying:” I want in the morning to read for the lead role “… I managed to return to London and then back to Los Angeles in a couple of days. So yes, it’s been a very strange and wonderful journey. ”
Although she is the protagonist of a series of Shakespeare plays, a spy drama called “Spooks” and Dr. TV “cult-favorite who” in his native Britain, playing Samantha – a woman of beauty, brains and muscle – has been very exciting for Gugu.
“We have a lot of tricks. It is very exciting and not something I’ve really done before,” said Gugu. “The action is definitely exciting for me, who had just come from doing Shakespeare on stage. It is quite a contrast from a real hero … It has been a new challenge to be out there doing something a little stronger and a little higher is at stake … I come to the class of hitting people and take people and punch people. It’s fun.
While work has kept too busy to watch TV while commuting in Los Angeles, the actress won the encounter with his own image one day – in public transport.
“[It was] a little surreal – the first time I saw my face on a bus. But I feel very distant from it because, I mean, many of these images are so retouched with the posters. Do not really see it and go,” That’s me, ‘”Gugu, said with a healthy dose of realism refreshing and endearing.” I see it and go, “Ooh!” Who is that girl that looks a bit like me I kind ?’… to equate myself in those pictures, many of them are Samantha Bloom, the character. So I have some distance to everything. ”
While she is currently in the midst of filming the first eight episodes already ordered the new series, there are projects already in the future of actress plate. Gugu is then on the big screen in 2011 on the campus romance “Crowne Larry” alongside Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
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