Thuso Mbedu shines among the New York Times’ 10 Best Actors of the Year
Thuso Mbedu's achievements since she moved to the US are too many to list and thanks to load-shedding, you wouldn't finish reading this article.
The actress has been named in the top 10 best actors of 2022 by the New York Times for her performance in The Woman King, adding to her long list of accolades and raise-your-glasses moments.
She shared the news on Instagram by posting a snap of herself and the article.
In The Woman King, Thuso plays Nawi, a young warrior who joins the Dahomey warriors. She says the character's story will resonate with many viewers.
“We see her fail time and time again, but we see her push through it. I think, as people, that's what we're drawn to,” Thuso told Spotlight.
Before kudos for this role, she was named a rising star by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in August.
“Thank you TIFF for this beautiful recognition. I look forward to learning and having an incredibly awesome time at the Toronto International Film Festival, where everyone will get to see The Woman King for the very first time,” she wrote on her socials.
Thuso was also honoured at this year's International Women of Power Awards. The star-studded event, hosted by Heirs of Afrika, celebrated powerful women.
Before the event, its organisers said Mbedu was being honoured for her strides as an actress.
“We are honoured to announce the incredible Thuso Mbedu as an honoree for the 2022 International Women of Power Awards. The South African queen is a force to be reckoned with on screen, celebrated for her incredible work in Amazon’s The Underground Railroad and receiving an International Emmy nomination for her role in the drama series Is’thunzi.
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