Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  1. Eve Hewson, Robin Hood, 2017.    The Australian Lucy Fry, Holland’s Gaite Jansen and Oxford’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw (the busiest of the trio) were the rising glories seen for Maid Marian in Joby Harold’s gritty script, produced by a certain Leonardo DiCaprio.  The Irish winner (Bono’s daughter) came from Soderbergh’s series, The Knick, and Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.  Gugu’s full name,Gugulethu is a contraction of igugu lethu – Zulu for Our Pride.
  2. Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2019.  Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has quit Suicide Squad to build  her own all-gals gang. And for Black Canary/Dinah Lance, it a battle royal b etween… Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer; Vanessa Kirby, Princess Margaret in The Crown, 2016-2017; the 2007-2012 Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively; Belle‘s  Mbatha-Raw or Hidden Figures’ Janelle Monae v the winning star from JSB, the  winning star from  Underground.  Unlike Marvel, when a DCharacter is called Black Something (Black Mask, Black Canary), he or she isn’t.

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