Motivational Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes And Sayings
Inspirational Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes

Motivational Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes And Sayings

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes:- Gugu Mbatha-Raw (born 21 April 1983) is an English actress. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she began acting in British television and stage productions, appearing in the role Tish Jones, sister of Martha Jones, in the science-fiction series Doctor Who.

Inspirational Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes

I like to choose things that fit my body for sure; you learn to find the things that complement your shape.
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Inspirational Gugu Mbatha-Raw Quotes

Everyone says to you, ‘if you play Ophelia, you’ll end up crazy,’ but we’re all somewhere on the spectrum of mental health, and I think that if you approach it that way it’s not such an intimidating issue.
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I don’t really want to just play the girlfriend or the love interest. I get so many scripts like that, and – not to moan, because I’m really fortunate – but I just look at those scripts, and my heart sinks a little bit because I think there’s so much more to us than that.
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If you’re an artist, it’s great to have a knowledge of the business and be educated about that, but you’ve got to keep the balance right between business and artistry; otherwise, you get cynical.
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I didn’t really grow up on hip-hop. Ella Fitzgerald and the old school jazz divas are more my comfort zone.
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When I was nine, ‘The Borrowers’ was such a big series for me!
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This is going to sound really sad, but I didn’t really have any heartthrobs when I was growing up. I was a bit of a geek.
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When you become a slave to a public persona and don’t feel comfortable without it, it becomes a shield, and it shouldn’t come at the expense of your self-worth.
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Corsets were a challenge in ‘Belle;’ fake nails tripped me up in ‘Blackbird.’ Guess I’m not a mani type of girl!
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Famous Quotes by Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Different fragrances promote different emotions, and I find that fragrance gets me in the frame of mind for that person.
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In my own life, when I’m not working, I do wear a lot of blacks. I think I do feel very comfortable in black.
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I’m interested in playing lots of different complex women.
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I’ve always sung. I was really into the musical theater when I was growing up. As a kid, I listened to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, actually, on cassette tapes.
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Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it a little bit of breathing space when I’m not working.
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I do a lot of yoga, and when I’m in L.A., I have an outdoorsy sort of lifestyle. It’s sort of comfortable, West Coast, yoga chic.
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When I’m not working, I’m really, really low key. I don’t wear makeup unless I have to; I don’t get my hair done unless I really need to.
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I like being free to take on any project that inspires me and to trust that the work will speak for itself.
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I played Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ That was my first role on stage.
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I just love performing so much, and I threw myself into every musical theater production that was going in my home town and at school. And then, I went to the National Youth Music Theatre, which was really a galvanizing experience for me when I was 17.
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Best Quotes on Gugu Mbatha-Raw

I was so thrilled to be in ‘Doctor Who.’ It’s such a wonderful experience and the fan base that that show has never failed to surprise me.
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In 2009, I was living in London and getting work I enjoyed.
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I see L.A. as a workplace rather than somewhere to live. If I don’t get out, I go crazy. If you have a little success, people treat you differently, so it’s good to keep a healthy perspective. It’s acting, not rocket science.
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You have to be able to appreciate who you are.
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I was born in the ’80s, so I don’t really remember it very strongly, but the music is so iconic. And so those artists – Madonna, Prince, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston – you still hear those songs all the time. And there’s such a distinctive style – the clothes, the shoulder pads, the big hair, the perm.
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In terms of ‘Beyond the Lights’ and ‘Belle,’ they’re definitely stories about identity. They’re female empowerment stories. So I’m exploring that through my work.
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This is what I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was a little girl. Coming from dance and theater and what was accessible to me in my hometown, it was all I did after school and on the weekends. The idea of making my hobby into my job was the ultimate quest.
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I never wanted to be like anyone growing up. It’s always been about enjoyment, and I’ve just never wanted to imitate anyone.
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Powerful Quotes by Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Watching and learning from the great Josette Bushell-Mingo, who was playing Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra at the time, and then to return to the same stage six months later playing a lead role, was incredible – I fell in love with the poetry and the breadth of the language so much that I didn’t want it to end.
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You’ve got to find a way to relate to people. I just did an improvised episode for Joe Swanberg’s new Netflix show, ‘Easy,’ and it was a huge learning curve for me and taught me so much about fear and courage. But when you’re present in the moment, the audience, it’s incomparable.
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I definitely grew up to Nina Simone and a lot of Ella Fitzgerald. And I loved Amy Winehouse. I loved that sort of soulful singer.
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That’s the wonderful thing about acting – you play a role. It’s about humanity, rather than labeling.
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It’s odd doing a movie, and then a year and a half later having to go to a premiere and talk about what you did, and get dressed up and have your picture taken.
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I am an only child, so I relate to the intensity of that single-parent, mother-daughter relationship.
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I love to go hiking. There’s a lot of concrete in L.A., and I come from the Shires, so it’s important for me to get back in touch with nature.
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Great Quotes From Gugu Mbatha-Raw

One of my favorite places is Hampstead Heath. When I first moved to London, I lived in Highgate, and I would walk on the Heath at the weekends and go to the Kenwood House coffee shop.
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For the film, I think because it’s more detailed, and especially with historical material, you really have to find the right projects. Speaking as a mixed-race woman, there aren’t many historical stories about people like me. When people think of ‘dual heritage,’ they think it’s a modern concept, but really it’s not.
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Sometimes you can’t fight change, because you’re a part of it, and I feel that in the context of these films that are happening now, there is a kind of change coming in terms of how history is represented on film, and the African, and the African-American and British African experience.
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I enjoy classics, but classics are classics for a reason. I prefer to focus on the future. There are a lot of new stories to be heard.
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I spent a chunk of time in New Orleans doing the movie ‘Free State Of Jones,’ getting to work with Matthew McConaughey, and also did ‘Concussion,’ where I got to work with Will Smith.
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I think being biracial is a different experience. I think that, and coming from the U.K., I feel as much white as I do black. And so it’s really important for me to address these issues of identity in my work. But also, you know, we’re always stronger when we work on, you know, what we have in common. And I love exploring that in my work.
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