Return to Wakanda
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by theGrio
2M ago
On this week’s episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills takes us back to Wakanda and dives in to the highly anticipated film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. She sits down with actress Lupita Nyong'o to find out how her character Nakia’s journey through grief compared to her own experience mourning the late Chadwick Boseman. She also talks to the film’s co-writer and director, Ryan Coogler to find out how he continued the story after losing his hero and managed to invite a whole new demographic to the MCU. He also explains how he navigating art imitating life and what parts of the script Chadwick ..read more
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Trees of Peace
Acting Up
by theGrio
3M ago
On this week's episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills sits down with Nicole Avant and Alanna Brown to discuss their  riveting film 'Trees of Peace'. Based on a true story, the heart-wrenching project is centered on four women who forge an unbreakable bond while in hiding during the genocide in Rwanda. The ladies discuss the story's message of determination and resilience as well as what it took to bring the idea to fruition after more than eight years. They'll also examine the ways Nicole Avant was able to use her expertise and influence to help this first time filmmaker full of raw tal ..read more
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Taking in ‘TILL’
Acting Up
by theGrio
3M ago
On this weeks episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills is joined by Michael Harriot to discuss ‘TILL’ the new film that highlights the life and work of Mamie Till-Mobley, a mother who galvanized the civil rights kibement after her 14-year-old son Emmet Till was lynched in 1955.  Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg and directed and co-written by Chinonye Chukwu, Cortney and Michael confront the fact that the film is hugely important and deeply heartbreaking.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Michelle Buteau: Survival of the Thickest
Acting Up
by theGrio
4M ago
On this week's episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills sits down with Michelle Buteau. The stand-up comedian, actress, and author who has made her mark on screens big and small gets real about what it's like to juggle her booming career and life as a mom of twins and a wife and takes us behind the scenes of her gig as a host of the hilarious and relatable podcast, Adulting. She also dishes details on her upcoming Netflix project, 'Survival of the Thickest' and how she continues to find the funny during the tumultuous times we're living through.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in ..read more
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Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me
Acting Up
by theGrio
4M ago
On this week’s episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills welcomes Yvonne Orji back to the podcast to hear all about her new comedy special “A Whole Me” debuting on HBO on October 1. Hear how the pandemic helped this beauty become the  best version of herself as well as who’s inspiring her comedy these days. The ladies also dive into life after “Insecure” and what’s next for this talented woman who is working hard to amplify other voices, just directed her first short, and is developing more projects from The Continent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Silent Twins
Acting Up
by theGrio
4M ago
On this weeks episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills dives into the haunting true story of “The Silent Twins” the new film from Focus Features starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrence, who took on the roles of two sisters who were traumatized by relentless racism and created their own language and their own worlds to escape it. The actresses discuss their roles as June and Jennifer Gibbons and their roles as producers on the project directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, who spoke candidly about her approach to telling this story about Black girls as a Polish woman.  See omnystudio.com/listene ..read more
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Beneath the “Surface”
Acting Up
by theGrio
5M ago
On this week’s episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills sits down with actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw to get the inside scoop on her latest project, the binge-worthy Apple TV+ series “Surface.” The ladies discuss Gugu’s journey through Hollywood and why this was the perfect project for her to star in and executive produce. Her co-star, Stephan James drops in to reveal why he lived playing the “colorless” role and how he perfected his brooding, mysterious  character in this sexy, psychological thriller.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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There's No Stopping Nicole Beharie
Acting Up
by theGrio
5M ago
On this week's episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills welcomes Nicole Beharie back to the podcast to discuss her roles in two new films. The actress reveals what it took to play a pastor in the hilarious "Honk For Jesus Save Your Soul" alongside Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall before diving into the drama/thriller "Breaking" where she stars as a real-life hero of sorts in the tragic true story of Brian Brown-Easley alongside John Boyega and the late, great Michael K. Williams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Nathalie Emmanuel: The Invitation
Acting Up
by theGrio
5M ago
On this week’s episode of Acting Up, Cortney Wills sits down with actress Nathalie Emmanuel to get all the details about her starring role in the thrilling horror flick “The Invitation” and what it means for Black women to break into the genre. The “Game of Thrones” alum also speaks on the impact her groundbreaking role of Missandei had on the show and the community and what she thinks about HBO’s newest “Game of Thrones” spinoff, “House of the Dragon.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God
Acting Up
by theGrio
5M ago
On this weeks episode of Acting Up, Charlamagne Tha God weighs in on the news that Angela Yee is leaving The Breakfast Club to launch her own show “Way Up with Angela Yee” and explains why women have the most powerful voices in media. He also takes us through his road to becoming a mental health advocate, how his father influenced that journey, and what we can expect from his late night show, “Comedy Central’s Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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