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Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Co-Star Opposite Kevin Hart In Netflix’s ‘Lift’; Vincent D’Onofrio & Billy Magnussen Also On Board

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set for the female lead opposite Kevin Hart in the Netflix action thriller Lift. Rounding out the cast are Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Magnussen, Úrsula Corberó, Yun Jee Kim, Viveik Kalra and Paul Anderson. F. Gary Gray will direct the pic, with Dan Kunka penning the script. Netflix landed the package last year. Mbatha-Raw beat out a number of actresses for the role that had become one of the more coveted parts for young female stars in recent weeks. She is coming off strong reviews for her role in the hit Marvel...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessica Plummer on Smelling the Part in The Girl Before

There’s no shortage of weird landlord stories out there, but The Girl Before brings the concept to a whole new level. In it, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (of The Morning Show and Loki) plays Jane, a woman recovering from a recent trauma. She seizes a chance to shed the past—and a lot of her stuff—by moving into a sleek, inexplicably affordable jaw-dropper of a house. The only conditions are that the house will collect data on her (it’s rigged up like a giant “smart” device), and that she must follow a lengthy and exacting list of rules (no gardening, no pictures on the wall, etc.) set by Edward, the home’s mysterious owner and architect [played by David Oyelowo]. In time, Jane learns that Edward has some demons of his own involving the home’s previous tenant Emma [played by Jessica Plummer] who, unsettlingly, turns out to look a lot like Jane.

‘The Girl Before’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Ben Hardy & Jessica Plummer on Unraveling the Mysterious Elements of the Story

Adapted from JP Delaney’s best-selling novel, the HBO Max limited series The Girl Before follows Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) as she moves into what appears to be the house of her dreams, high-tech and minimalist in nature, designed by an architect who has a very clear set of rules that the occupants must follow, with no exceptions. But as Jane learns about Emma (Jessica Plummer), who not only lived in the house three years prior to her arrival but to whom she also bares an eerie resemblance, she begins to question what Edward’s (David Oyelowo) true motives for the house and for her really are.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Teases 'Darker Places' For Ravonna Renslayer In Loki Season 2

When we left Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) at the end of season 1 of the Disney+ Marvel series "Loki," she had recently sent her long-time friend Mobius (Owen Wilson) to the end of time. When he makes it back, she refuses his help redesigning the Time Variance Authority. Ravonna has spent the entire season (and a whole lot of history) lying about the Time Keepers (what she knows about them, anyway) and who Mobius really is. In the season finale, she leaves through a portal to search for "free will."

Loki Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw Teases Season 2 Changes for Ravonna Renslayer

Some changes are in store for Gugu Mbatha-Raw's character in the second season of Loki. The Ravonna Renslayer actress is one of the actors returning to the Disney+ series for Season 2, joining Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and Owen Wilson. Ravonna Renslayer ended the first season with a crisis of faith, after learning everything she thought she knew regarding the Time Variance Authority (TVA) was a lie. Just how Mbatha-Raw's character will rebound in the sophomore season remains a mystery, though she did tease how there will be some changes coming to the former TVA judge.

'Loki' Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw Hopes to Go 'Deeper' as Renslayer for Season 2 on Disney+ (Exclusive)

Amid the news of Disney+'s Loki Season 2 to commence filming in just a few short months, series star Gugu Mbatha-Raw told exclusively she is eager to go a little "deeper" into her character Ravonna Renslayer. While chatting about her new series for HBO Max The Girl Before, Mbatha-Raw shared that though she can't spill much about her sophomore return, she is incredibly enthusiastic for the next season.
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw moves into thriller territory in ‘The Girl Before’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw had just finished “Loki” for Marvel when along came “The Girl Before,” a decidedly different miniseries, a psychological thriller about a woman, an extraordinary house, its demanding architect and her predecessor there. When Mbatha-Raw’s Jane Cavendish moves into this magnificent if minimalist house, she...

‘The Girl Before’ Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Commands HBO Max’s Hitchcockian Mystery

There’s a feeling of familiarity in Lisa Brühlmann’s adaptation of J.P. Delaney’s “The Girl Before.” It’s possible that feeling comes from how deeply inspired it seems by Hitchcock features, particularly “Vertigo.” Or maybe it’s how the story weaves between two separate women who share far more in common than they realize. Brühlmann herself has worked on twisty stories of dueling women in the likes of “Killing Eve,” and while this HBO Max series never veers into that frenetic territory, it shows the quadrants “The Girl Before” is hitting. It makes for one emotionally complex and engaging four-part series. As Jane (Gugu...

‘Loki’ Season 2: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Confirms Renslayer's Return

Marvel Studios had a major year in 2021 with films like Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and Eternals marking the MCU’s return to theaters, but last year also saw this popular franchise make its way to the small screen via Disney+. One of the most memorable shows was Loki which saw our favorite anti-hero played by Tom Hiddleston come to terms with his death, being a time variant, and the series saw him work with the Time Variant Authority(TVA) to stop other variants from breaking the timeline. However, one of the more interesting supporting characters was TVA Judge Ravonna Renslayer, who was played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The last we saw of her character in season 1 was Renslayer stepping into a portal as she was coming to terms with her purpose and her new search for “free will.”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Will Return For Loki Season 2

When it comes to TV series, I’m one of those people that’s been late to the party too many times. But it has it’s perks, I get to binge multiple seasons. It’s bitter-sweet to be right on time because after the first season is done. You get the satisfaction of knowing what happens in that season, but now the long wait for season 2 starts. It’s the same situation after season 1 of Loki ended. I love the series, but I’m dying for more. It has so many amazing characters including Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna Renslayer. At first, it felt like Renslayer took her work too seriously, but then the feeling like she’s up to something crept in. After the ending of Loki, I knew we’d be seeing more of her and now we’ve got confirmation. Gugu Mbatha-Raw shared that she’d be returning for Loki Season 2 with Good Morning America.

Loki: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Confirms She's Returning for Season 2

A lot of MCU fans are currently looking forward to the second season of Loki especially after the first season finale's cliffhanger ending which paved the way for another bonkers adventure with the titular God of mischief. While the exact plot details for the next installment are still under wraps, we do know that they are going to start filming this year. Now, we know one supporting cast member who is confirmed to be returning in the next season.