Thursday, 26 May 2016

Photos: 2011 Gugu arriving at 42nd NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

Gugu Mbatha-Raw arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Video: Emma Watson stars in Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake - Teaser trailer

Emma Watson stars in Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake

Emma Watson is lured by a red rose as she arrives to her host's castle in Disney's first teaser for Beauty and the Beast remake

The video preview taking viewers through the Beast's deserted castle also features a brief glimpse of Emma Watson's Belle.

On Monday morning Disney offered fans their first extended look at the studio's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast film.
A minute-and-a-half-long teaser trailer takes viewers through what appears to be an empty castle. A shot of the Beast scratching a painting offers the first hint that there's something living inside.
A woman is then shown arriving at the castle as voices whisper she might be "the one." After Emma Watson's familiar voice calls out "Hello?," viewers get a brief glimpse of the actress in her role as Belle peering at a rose.
The teaser features several call-backs to Disney's hit animated film, including its memorable score, and urges fans to "Be Our Guest" when the live-action movie hits theaters on March 17, 2017.

In addition to Watson, the Bill Condon-directed film stars Dan Stevens as the Beast; Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice; Luke Evans as Gaston; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston's aide; Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The live-action movie will feature a score from Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for his work on the 1991 animated film, with new recordings of the original songs by Menken and Howard Ashman as well as several new songs by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

04/13/2015 AT 08:20 PM EDT
The live-action Beauty and the Beast will feature Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the role of Plumette, the feather duster in the Beast's castle. 

The casting news, reported Monday by Variety, means Mbatha-Raw, 31, will join Ian McKellen, who was announced on Friday as playing Cogsworth, the talking clock. In March, Emma Thompson was cast as Mrs. Potts, the teapot. 

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will play the feature's title characters, while Kevin Kline has been cast as Belle's father, Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick Lefou. 
Mbatha-Raw has previously appeared in Beyond the Lights and Jupiter Ascending. In the original animated Beauty and the Beast, a female feather duster named Babette is the love interest of LumiĆ©re, the French candlestick, a role not yet cast for this new version of the film. 

Schedule for release on March 17, 2017, this new Beauty and the Beast is just one of the many Disney classic being adapted. On April 8, a live-actionPinocchio was announced

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Photos: 2013 Unknown photoshoot of Gugu

2006:Video: Gugu playing pregnant Bride-to-be Fidelity Saunders in Season 8 Episode 6 "Raw" in "Bad Girls"

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Gugu playing pregnant Bride to be Fidelity Saunders in "Raw" Season 8 Episode 6
 in "Bad Girls" 

Video: Rachael Ray 05/18/16 Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks Beauty and the Beast, Free State of Jones and Concussion

Rachael Ray 05/18/16 Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Published on 18 May 2016
Rachael Ray 05/18/16 Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Free State of Jones").chats from 18.00 to 26.00 minutes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: "I got to ballroom dance with Ewan McGregor."

"I got to ballroom dance with Ewan McGregor." And cue the excited screams (and jealously). While appearing on the Rachel Ray Show to promote Free State of Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw also discussed her involvement with Beauty and the Beast. The actress, who plays the feather duster Plumette in the live-action film, discussed her memories of the original film and shooting the film's finale with Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson.

Jump ahead to the 23:35 mark for Beauty and the Beast.