- Oprah Winfrey celebrated Thuso Mbedu after The Underground Railroad series premiered on Friday
- The South African-born actress plays the lead role in the US production directed by Barry Jenkins
- Oprah shared that Thuso Mbedu gave the performance of a lifetime in the epic series, which made its debut on Amazon Prime a few days ago
Thuso Mbedu's acting skills have impressed US media mogul, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah took to social media to celebrate the Mzansi born actress after The Underground Railroad premiered on Amazon Prime on Friday, 14 March.
The media personality took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the American series led by the South African stunner.
Oprah was not only impressed by the way award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins directed the show but was also impressed by Thuso's performance in the series. She had this to say about Thuso:
"@thuso.mbedu gives the performance of a lifetime. Great things are coming for her and everyone will be saying her name after watching her as the superhero that is Cora."
Oprah also advised those who have not watched the series yet:
"Pace yourself through the 10 episodes. Pause. Go outside. Take a walk. Move around. Rock yourself like I do. Drink some wine like my daughter-girl Sade. Process it. But it’ll be so worth it. Every scene is searingly profound."
Oprah's followers took to her comment section to share their opinions on the series. Check out some of their comments below:
"I’ve watched the first two episodes tonight and it’s amazing, eye-opening, sad."
"Join us over at OprahDaily.com for conversations with Lady O and @bandrybarry (available now) and @thuso.mbedu (available Monday)! Bring tissues."
"Yes Thuso Mbedu."
"Barry Jenkins is BRILLIANT."
"I’ve watched the first three episodes and 'searingly profound' is so accurate. I’m currently taking a break because there’s so much to process."
In related news, Briefly News reported that Mzansi peeps took to social media to celebrate actress Thuso Mbedu. The hashtag #ThusoMbeduDay trended high on Twitter on Friday, 14 May. It was a special day because Thuso's The Undeground Railroad premiered on Amazon Prime on Friday.
Mzansi celebrities and ordinary citizens took to the micro-blogging app to share what the #ThusoMbeduDay meant for them and to congratulate the South African actress for bagging a lead role in the US production. Check out some of their comments below:
Actress and radio presenter Thando Thabethe wrote:
"Wake up!!! It’s #ThusoMbeduDay."
TV and radio host Hulisani Ravele commented:
"It’s #ThusoMbeduDay! Thuso, today we celebrate you. Not just your talent but your sacrifices, every ‘no’ & every doubt you’ve conquered. We celebrate your courage to try again, we celebrate the million little miracles that carried you here. Soar sis! #TheUndergroundRailroad."
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Source: Briefly News