Gugu Mbatha-Raw admires Wachowskis

1st May 14 | Music & Movies

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was excited to work with the Wachowskis on Jupiter Ascending.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw "admires the vision" of the Wachowskis.

The American film directors, screenwriters and producers, siblings Andrew and Lana, are most famous for their work on The Matrix trilogy. English actress Gugu appears in their highly anticipated new sci-fi drama Jupiter Ascending and admitted she was excited to work with the pair.

"The Wachowskis, I'm a huge fan, ever since The Matrix," she told Collider. "I admire their vision and the way that they approach these epic ideas, but very soulful stories, told in a very ambitious way. It was cool to work with them."

The film also stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter and Channing Tatum as Caine Wise, a genetically-engineered ex-military hunter.

Gugu has appeared on stage and the small screen as well as playing a supporting role in Tom Hanks film Larry Crowne. But for Jupiter Ascending, her role is like no other she's ever played.

"My character is half human half deer so I'm just going to leave you with that combination," she laughed.

The 30-year-old also spoke about her latest role in the movie Belle. The film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of an aristocratic Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet also prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.

"For me it felt like a story that needed to be told, it's so complex, with the issues of race and gender, equality and also a beautiful romantic love story," she said.

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