Congratulation: Thuso Mbedu nabs her first 2021

Congratulation: Thuso Mbedu nabs her first 2021

A huge congratulations to the internationally renowned actress Thuso Mbedu. The former Is’thunzi star has bagged another international award nomination.
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The two- times Emmy Award nominee is nominated for this year’s Hollywood Critics Association Awards for the Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Kate Winslet, Michaela Coel, and Zendaya.

Thuso is nominated for her character Cora on The Underground Rail Road.

The drama series also scored Thuso another international nod a few weeks ago. The star scooped a nomination for an Outstanding Actress in TV Movie/Limited Series at the Black Reel TV Awards. She is nominated alongside Tessa Thompson, Cynthia Erivo, Michaela Coel, and Nicole Beharie.


Thuso has been gaining well-deserved recognition since her move to the USA.

Speaking about her character on The Underground Rail Road on Instagram, Thuso said: “Cora’s freedom is tied to running and we see this as we go from episode to episode. Colson Whitehead created a human being that people can point to on the street. She’s a brave but also fragile young woman because of everything she’s been through.

“She has been hardened but not numbed as seen in her first act of defiance of protecting Chester when Terrance Randall strikes him. She’s tough but also exists from a place of fear that I hope one day she will be free from. Cora is… simple, but complicated. We are only as strong as our hardest challenge and, through Cora, we see that. She gives hope for a future to the everyday man and woman who, with each new day, find themselves fighting for something.
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She said what she likes most about the character is that she is open to everyone. she also added that playing the role healed her.

“What I like about Cora is that she holds the mic for everyone to be heard. As she goes from state to state, not only are we following her but by following her, we meet many others whom she allows to share a piece of themselves. We might not always like the pieces but they are as real as Cora can get. When she casts her light, the shadows of the nation are in full display for all to see.
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“There’s a part of me that wants to say I saw parts of me in her but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to say that yet because Cora is so much stronger than me. But playing her did help heal parts of me I did not know were wounded—maybe that’s what drew me to her,” she said on Instagram.