Stenberg revealed in a new interview that she walked away from the possibility of starring in Marvel's 'Black Panther'.
Amandla Stenberg has revealed that she turned down the opportunity to star in Black Panther because she is from a mixed race background, and wanted to give a darker-skinned actress a chance at landing the part.
Sitting down for a new interview with CBC Arts at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, the 19 year old Hunger Games star explained why she removed herself from the running for a part in one of the biggest movies of the year.
“One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from Black Panther,” Stenberg explained. “I got really, really close and they were like, ‘do you want to continue fighting for this?’ And I was like, this isn’t right.”
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Maddy is an 18-year-old girl who lives in a beautiful big house in a nice neighbourhood, which is just as well because she can't and never has been outside out it. She lives in an environment of strict hygiene rules where she is constantly monitored by a nurse, and her house is equipped with special filters that keep out viruses and bacteria because she suffers from an illness that makes the outside world deadly. She's desperate to experience the great outdoors and has a passion to see the ocean with her own eyes, and her solitary existence becomes even harder when she meets her new neighbour Olly whose window faces her own. They exchange numbers and get close, and one day her sympathetic nurse allows him to visit her at the house.
When Maddy's mother finds out, she isn't pleased and bans her from ever seeing Olly again. In a bid to achieve her dreams and finally live, she runs away and starts to realise that she isn't quite as fragile as everybody thought she was - although that doesn't mean she doesn't risk her life with every step she takes. Every day becomes about having one perfect day even if it turns out to be her last.
Based on the bestselling young adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, 'Everything Everything' has been directed by Stella Meghie ('Jean of the Joneses') with the screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe ('The Age of Adaline', 'The Best of Me', 'Pride'). It is scheduled for release on May 19th 2017.
Amandla Stenberg - BET Black Girls Rock! 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Show - Newark, New Jersey, United States - Friday 1st April 2016
The 17-year-old appears on the cover of Teen Vogue’s February issue.
Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg has opened up about her sexuality in a series of candid and inspiring Snapchat videos. The 17-year-old made the series of videos for Teen Vogue on Thursday, after announcing she would be the magazine’s February cover star.
Amandla Stenberg has opened up about her sexuality.
"It's a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it's deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mould yourself into shapes that you just shouldn't in," Amandla said in the video.
Stenberg, who plays Rue in ‘The Hunger Games’ let her feeling be known on Instagram after Jenner posted an image of herself sporting cornrows.
A pic posted on Instagram by 17 year old Kylie Jenner has sparked an online feud with Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg who has accused the reality star of ‘appropriating black culture’. In the photo Kylie is seen showing off her toned midriff while wearing her hair in cornrows with the caption, ‘I woke up like disss’.
No awkward prom photos for this couple.
The pressing question of Amandla Stenberg’s prom date has been resolved in spectacular fashion. It was Jaden Smith. We’re guessing they were made the Best Dressed couple award. Amandla wore a a metallic lamé gown, while Will Smith's 16-year-old son, ever the eclectic dresser, wore what appears to be a black-and-white dress, topped with a black blazer. Amandla had also braided her hair with matching grey yarn, which looked awesomely futuristic in her instagram photos.
But seriously, did Amandla just skip the awkward stage, or what?
Judging by the insta-updates, they had the full prom experience – corsages and all. The caption to one photo described Jaden simply as a “gentleman”.
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Blu and Jewel believe that they are two of a kind as the only full grown blue macaws in existence as they make their home in a cosy Brazilian bird sanctuary with their fast-growing offspring. With Jewel developing itchy feet (or should that be talons?) and the 'babies' desperate to learn more about the world and their kind, the arrival of news of another flock of their kind deep in the Amazon rainforest sends Jewel reeling with excitement at the thought of vacating to the wild. Blu is less fond of the idea, now being comfortably accustomed to their artificial city lifestyle, but goes along on the adventure for the sake of Jewel. As they arrive in the jungle with their friends, they meet Jewel's formidable father and some old friends - and if that's not enough for Blu to worry about, Nigel the evil Sulphur-crested Cockatoo has also taken to the wild with revenge on his mind. But Nigel might not be the only thing to fear in the unpredictable Amazon wilderness.
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Blu and Jewel's babies are growing up fast and developing an eagerness to learn about the world outside their Brazilian bird sanctuary run by kind owners Linda and Tulio. The free-spirited Jewel is also getting itchy feet, with the death-defying adventures of 'Rio' now wearing off, and is determined to venture out into the Amazon rainforest to meet other blue macaws and teach her children about life in the jungle. Joining them once again are their colourful avian friends Pedro, Nico and Rafael, and Luiz the bulldog who, just like Blu, struggle to adapt to the wild. On their new journey, Jewel meets her father after a long time apart, though he is anything but warm towards her slightly awkward mate. The in laws are the least of Blu's worries though as Nigel the evil Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is set to return once again with a revenge scheme on his mind.
'Rio 2' is the brilliant and wacky sequel to 2011's 'Rio' and sees the return of director Carlos Saldanha ('Ice Age', 'Robots') with a new co-screenwriter Don Rhymer ('Big Momma's House', 'The Santa Clause 2'). As well as all your favourite characters from the original movie, you'll get to see a lot more adorable new creatures as it hits UK cinemas in 3D on April 4th 2014.
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Blu and Jewel live as an idyllic life as any blue macaw could wish for, raising their babies under the protection of their owners Linda and Tulio; two humans determined to keep the Brazilian jungle safe from the likes of the smugglers that previously endangered them. Rio bird parties are regular, and their flamboyant and unusual friendship group comprising of Pedro, a Red-crested Cardinal; Nico, a Yellow Canary; Rafael, Toco Toucan; and Luiz, a bulldog, are still with them enjoying their wonderful tropical lives. However, Jewel - a free spirit - wishes for nothing more than to venture into the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest; to raise their children among 'normal' birds and learn the ways of the wild. Used to being domesticated, adventure has never been a part of Blu's character and while struggling to adapt to his new surroundings, he finds himself intensely worried about the fate of his family. And when Nigel the evil Sulphur-crested Cockatoo makes his return, their new lives becoming anything but easy.
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In Colombia, feisty 9-year-old Cataleya (Stenberg) witnesses her parents' massacre of by Marco (Molla), henchman the drug kingpin Luis (Benites). Years layer (now Saldana) she's in Chicago, where she's been raised by her uncle (Curtis) to be a stealthy assassin. Now she's trying to draw Marco and Luis out of protective CIA custody by leaving clues at each murder scene. And it seems to be working. With an FBI agent (James) on her trail and a boyfriend (Vartan) who knows nothing, she's playing a dangerous game.
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Maddy is an 18-year-old girl who lives in a beautiful big house in a nice...
Blu and Jewel's babies are growing up fast and developing an eagerness to learn about...
Blu and Jewel live as an idyllic life as any blue macaw could wish for,...