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Actress Thuso Mbedu scores lead role in Hollywood series

International Emmy-nominated actress Thuso Mbedu has just made history again. The South African actress has officially been cast as Cora, the main character of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel “The Underground Railroad.”

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The series tells the story of three slaves who seek freedom from Southern plantations via the Underground Railroad. As reported by eNCA, the series will premiere on Amazon and will consist of 11 episodes written and directed by Barry Jenkins.

Mbedu’s love interest in the series Caesar will be played by Aaron Pierre, while Chase W. Dillon will portray Homer.

Taking to Instagram to share the news with her fans, Thuso wrote: “My thumb and neurons are failing me right now so I’ll just do as most South Africans do when this happens: I GOT THE JOB!!!! It was such an amazing process and experience. Like, true story, just prepping to audition for this role made me grow so much. It’s such a blessing and honour to tell this story… Again, words fail me so I’ll stop there for now (sic).”

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My thumb and neurons are failing me right now so I'll just do as most South Africans do when this happens: I GOT THE JOB!!!! It was such an amazing process and experience. Like, true story, just prepping to audition for this role made me grow so much. It's such a blessing and honour to tell this story… Again, words fail me so I'll stop there for now. Read the full article on @variety .com #chapter27 #becomingthepromise God of creation There at the start Before the beginning of time With no point of reference You spoke to the dark And fleshed out the wonder of light And as You speak A hundred billion galaxies are born In the vapor of Your breath the planets form If the stars were made to worship so will I I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made Every burning star A signal fire of grace If creation sings Your praises so will I God of Your promise You don’t speak in vain No syllable empty or void For once You have spoken All nature and science Follow the sound of Your voice And as You speak A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath Evolving in pursuit of what You said If it all reveals Your nature so will I I can see Your heart in everything You say Every painted sky A canvas of Your grace If creation still obeys You so will I – @hillsongunited

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