Fact: Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been added to the cast of Disney's upcoming Beauty and the Beast revamp as maid-turned-feather duster Plumette. The actress joins fellow Brits Sir Ian MCKellen, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.
Fact: British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast as Matthew Mcconaughey's onscreen love interest in upcoming U.S. Civil War film Free State of Jones. The movie tells the true story of a soldier and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy.
Quote: "Oprah's been so supportive; she tweeted on Saturday and then we got an invitation to go and have lunch at her house in Santa Barbara with the cast and the director... It was amazing. It's such a beautiful location. It was a really really hot day and she'd organised this gorgeous lunch and she greeted us all... Her place is stunning... We had a beautiful salad that was from her garden and lobster risotto." Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on lunching with fan Oprah Winfrey earlier this week (beg12May14).
Quote: "They took a bit of getting used to. Usually the first 20 minutes I felt a bit sick while all the organs rearranged themselves." Rising British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw struggled with her corsets for period drama Belle.