- Mzansi social media users recently showed some major love to Hollywood-based celebrity Thuso Mbedu
- After one user innocently proclaimed her as the South African version of American actress Viola Davis, many were quick to point out that Thuso was paving her own way
- The young KZN-born actress was recently nominated for a prestigious television award for her role as Cora in The Underground Railroad
South Africans are loving Thuso Mbedu and the big strides she’s been taking in the international film industry. One social media user name @missprecautious took to the Twitter micro-blogging platform to share that she believed Thuso was the Viola Davis of Mzansi.
Although her opinion meant well, many believed that it did Thuso a great disservice as she was much better than that. Mbedu already has several prestigious nominations under her belt, including an Emmy nod, it's safe to say that she is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
“Thuso Mbedu is the South African Viola Davis.”
“Rubbish, allow Thuso to be her own brand. Viola Davis is a great thespian but allow Thuso to build her unique brand as an actress.”
“For me she's Thuso Mbedu, to South Africa and the world ... don't Phantamise her achievement.”
“Viola Davis is America's Thuso Mbedu.”
“Viola is her own person and Thuso is her own person.”
Thuso is definitely paving her own way in the industry. The Mzansi actress was recently nominated for yet another prestigious award.
Thuso Mbedu nominated for prestigious television award
Briefly News reported that Thuso Mbedu has made South Africa proud with a special nomination for the much revered Television Critics Association awards.
The news was announced on Friday afternoon, 16 July, by the social media page of Thuso's film series The Underground Railroad which debuted on 14 May 2021 worldwide via Amazon Prime Video.
The Pietermaritzburg-born Thuso played the leading role as Cora Randall, who is an enslaved woman from Georgia. The film follows her as she joins newcomer Caesar to ride the subterranean train to freedom.
The film's social media page announced the news on Twitter saying:
"We celebrate the wonderful cast and crew of #TheUndergroundRailroad in receiving 3 #TCAAwards nominations for Individual Achievement in Drama - Thuso Mbedu, Outstanding Achievement in Movie, Miniseries or Specials, and Program of the Year!"
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