- Thuso Mbedu recently spoke to Trevor Noah about the limited series The Underground Railroad
- Trevor was excited to speak to a fellow South African and asked Thuso how she found the experience playing a black American slave
- Thuso explained how she had to listen to tapes of former slaves before actually being able to fully transition into the role
Thuso Mbedu had the privilege of speaking to Trevor Noah about her new limited series The Underground Railroad.
Appearing on The Daily Show virtually, Thuso let Trevor in on her experience filming the series. Trevor was so excited to be speaking to someone from home who too had made the big move to the US.
Thuso explained how meeting casting director Francine Maisler is what she believes opened the door to her getting the role in The Underground Railroad.
“At the end of that night I got a call from my manager telling me there was a call-back,” explained Thuso.
Trevor touched on Thuso’s role as an African slave, asking her how it felt. Thuso told Trevor that the entire experience had been emotional and unreal. It was after listening to audiotapes from former slaves that Thuso really got into character.
“It was after listening to the tapes that something in me shifted.”
Trevor let Thuso know how excited he is to watch the full series of The Underground Railroad.
Briefly News previously reported that Thuso Mbedu took to social media to gush about working with award-winning international director Barry Jenkins. The actress worked with the US director on the set of Amazon Prime series The Underground Railroad.
Thuso took to Instagram and shared that many people had asked her what it had been like working with the Oscar Award-winning Jenkins. She then responded with a lengthy answer to the question on everyone's lips. Along with snaps and vids of Jenkins she took while on set, Thuso said:
"Working with Barry was amazing. It was one of the easiest things I've done. He makes it easy, man. It's like having a conversation — an easy, flowing, unforced conversation. We all knew and understood what we working towards and, through collaboration, we were able to help each other get there."
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