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Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Nate Parker Talk “Beyond The Lights”



Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker serve up a little love and music in the new film Beyond the Lights. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) the film reveals the dark side of the music industry and the importance of finding one’s voice.

HipHollywood sat down with Parker, and his beautiful co-star Gugu Mbatha Raw about their roles, and endearing onscreen romance. “A big part of this project is identity and you can’t love someone unless you love yourself and you can’t love yourself unless you know yourself,” said Parker who plays Kaz.

In the film Gugu, plays Noni, the music world’s latest superstar.  So how did the actress prepare for the role? “Gina really did a great job in developing these characters”, explained Gugu.  “We did a lot of research together going to see Rihanna, going to see Beyonce, going to the Grammys.”

But it wasn’t just Beyonce and Rihanna, Gugu channeled for the role. Check out who else inspired her after the flip.

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