Cannes Crush: Ruth Negga
Ethiopian-born, Irish actress truly impressed us in her role of Mildred Loving. She totally embraces Mildred’s personality in Jeff Nichols‘ drama: “Loving”, beside the amazing Joel Edgerton who plays Richard Loving. We really hope she’ll win the best actress award on Sunday and an Academy Award next year.
The Lovings take their case to the Supreme Court after violating a Virginia law that prohibits interracial marriage. Loving v. Virginia 388 U.S.1 (1967) is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage!
In some way this shy beauty reminds us Sade Adu. About her career Ruth explains us in Cannes she didn’t want to follow in her parents’ footsteps – both of them leading a career in the medical field.
She remembers: “You know when you’re a kid and you get to pick a movie every Friday? I watched everything,””There’s no particular genre that was appealing. I just loved the idea that you could dress up and play.”
“I have not been aggressive in my pursuit of being a star,” “I’ve never had a plan. Maybe I need to be more aggressive, because it’s quite tough!” She said.
“I didn’t become an actor to make money. And I didn’t become an actor to be famous – though people always gasp when you say that, as if it’s unfathomable that an actor doesn’t want to be a star,”.”I like connecting with people, and that’s what good art is, a point of connection. There’s nothing better, on stage or on film, than feeling like you’ve achieved that.”
The film isn’t in theaters until November 4, but you can see Ruth in AMC’s Preacher starting this Sunday night.
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