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‘The Woman King’ Star Thuso Mbedu Breaks Down the Film’s Emotional Reveal Scene

[The following story contains spoilers for The Woman King.] Few actors can say that they went toe to toe with Oscar winner Viola Davis, but Thuso Mbedu has done just that in her major studio debut, The Woman King. In Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic about the West African kingdom of Dahomey, Mbedu plays Nawi, a […]

Chanel Recruits Annette Bening, Patty Jenkins, Alexandra Shipp and More for Through Her Lens

Tribeca and Chanel have sights set on the next installment of their collaboration, Through Her Lens. Founded in 2015 by Tribeca and Chanel and in collaboration with Pulse Films, the mentorship program provides industry support, artistic development and funding to emerging U.S.-based self-identifying women and nonbinary writers and directors while also hosting finalists, industry jurors […]

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband, Peter (Nicholas Hoult). “The second season is asking the question, ‘Once you have the power, what are you going to do with it?’ […]

Chanel and Tribeca Partner for 2021 Edition of Female Filmmaker-Focused Through Her Lens

Tribeca and Chanel are shining a spotlight on female creatives once again with another iteration of the collaboration Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. Set for Oct. 12-14, the program will be a hybrid offering amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with both in-person and virtual events. The 7th annual installment features many […]

Emmy Nominees on How to Celebrate Safely Amid a Pandemic: “Miss Rona Is No Joke”

Yvette Nicole Brown was the first Emmy-nominated star to hit the red carpet Friday night outside Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood, site of the Performers Nominee Celebration. The actress, recognized for a guest turn on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, arrived in a mask, removed it to pose for photos, and promptly put […]

Lashana Lynch Joins Viola Davis in Historical Epic ‘The Woman King’ (Exclusive)

Lashana Lynch, one of the stars of the upcoming James Bond feature, No Time to Die, has joined Viola Davis in The Woman King, a historical epic from TriStar Pictures. Gina Prince-Bythewood, who most recently directed The Old Guard, is on board to helm the feature that also has The Underground Railroad star Thuso Mbedu […]

“We’re Trying All The Time to Find an Intimate Perspective”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Underground Railroad’s’ Barry Jenkins, Thuso Mbedu and James Laxton

The Underground Railroad star Thuso Mbedu, director Barry Jenkins and cinematographer James Laxton joined The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their Emmy-nominated Amazon limited series, based on the acclaimed novel by Colson Whitehead, in a THR Presents Q&A powered by Vision Media.  For Jenkins, the Oscar-winning writer-director of Moonlight who has also earned an Emmy nomination […]

“My Hope Was to Recontextualize the Way We View My Ancestors”: THR Presents the Key Creative Team Behind ‘The Underground Railroad’

“My hope was to recontextualize the way we view my ancestors,” says Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director of Amazon’s 10-part limited series The Underground Railroad, adapted from Colson Whitehead’s bestselling 2016 novel of the same name. “We use this word ‘enslaved,’ which refers to what was done to them, not to who they were […]