Hot doesn’t even begin to describe Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The girl has got beauty and brains and not to mention talent – and lots of it.
The UK native struck gold, making the list of one of the most talented names in film in Elle Magazine’s 2014 Women In Hollywood Issue, complete with her very own personal cover that is quite smoking hot. The tantalizing beauties dark brown eyes gave a sultry look to the cover, but the red lip she rocks screams rebel and we love it. Alongside other A-list Hollywood staples like Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey and Jennifer Garner, Raw talks about her career and personal journey for success.
Vixens, click next to check out questions from Gugu’s chat with Elle. The Women In Hollywood Issue hits stands Tuesday (Oct. 21) so be sure to check out the fabulous leading ladies of Hollywood.
Photo Credit(s): Elle
On her role in Beyond the Lights:
“One of the things that drew me to the project was the relationship between mother and daughter— that ‘mom-ager’ dynamic—because I grew up with a single mom, though my dad has definitely been in my life a lot. But my mom couldn’t be more different from Minnie Driver’s character. I was the pushy child, the one who wanted to be doing ballet and jazz and tap and everything.”
On if she’s had a moment where she thought to herself, Wow, I’m going to make it: “
It’s funny—I never feel like, ‘Oh, wow, I’ve made it.’ I’m interested in the journey. I’m interested in the adventure of working with different people, and I guess as soon as you sit on your laurels and can go, ‘Well, aren’t I great?’—that’s just the beginning of the end.”