When asked by Martin about how the music in the film creates a separate dialog of its own, Mbatha-Raw said that it shows “us how she (Noni, the main character in the movie) is evolving away from that packaged sort of sexualized princess into a more authentic singer-songwriter.”
Mbatha-Raw said that the intense chemistry between her character and Nate Parker‘s character, Kaz, is a “meeting of souls.” She added, “Noni is very much suffocating in this very plastic shinny Hip-Hop world and Nate’s character, Kaz, really brings the sense of reality and integrity, and they both kind of complement each other in many ways.”
Mbatha-Raw told Martin that while their characters find each other in the movie, they also “find themselves.”
Check out the video clip above to see what else Gugu Mbatha-Raw had to say about “Beyond The Lights” and watch out for a photo bomb from Mbatha-Raw’s co-star, Nate Parker.
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