Cape Town – Multiple award-winning South African actress Thuso Mbedu recently took to social media to pen a cute birthday message to Oscar award-winning actress and director Viola Davis on her birthday.
“Happy birthday to the most dearest and sweetest and fiercest real life warrior that I grace the privilege and honour and blessing to call (you) friend!
“I know your day will be full of love and laughter and kindness!
“May this next chapter be as good to you as you were to all of us over this last year! We love you forever!!!! @violadavis,” Thuso wrote on Instagram.
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In response, Viola wrote: “Big tears!! Love you Ms Thuso.”
Mbedu and Davis star in the hugely-anticipated film The Woman King.
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.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu