Cape Town – South African actress Mbedu, who is set to star in the movie The Woman King alongside Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, has expressed her gratitude after she received recognition from the Toronto Film Festival.
She was named a rising star ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival set to kick off in September.
The actress shared the news on her Instagram earlier this week.
“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.
View this post on Instagram
The woman King, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is plotted around true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The story follows Nanisca (Viola), general of an all-female military unit, and Nawi (Thuso), an ambitious recruit, who together fight enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
The movie will premiere on September 16.
Since starring in Amazon’s The Underground Railroad, Thuso has stunned the world with her amazing acting skills, The South African reported.
The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most-attended film festivals in the world. The festival is set to return to Canada’s capital city between September 8 and 18 for its 47th edition.
Picture: Twitter/ @Thuso_Khanye
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe