Danai is featured in the October/November issue of BUST Magazine! In it, there’s an article where Danai talks about her beginnings in the entertainment industry, her current projects, and feminism. I’ve added high-quality scans to the gallery and I’ve got an excerpt from the article below. You can read the entire article at Bust.com.
When asked how she remains present while managing her multiple roles as a writer, advocate, and actor, she clarifies that she is just as deliberate and purposeful as the powerful women she portrays. From playing Afeni Shakur in the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, to Okoye, her warrior character in Black Panther, Gurira’s personas represent a lineage of sovereign women who take ownership of their lives because of their “love of their people” and themselves.
“I try to live a purposeful life pursuing what I feel is my calling,” she says. And that calling includes creating roles as a writer that “give other black women a chance to shine. All my plays have African female protagonists and lead characters because I’m American born and Zimbabwe raised,” she continues. “I’m a product of both places and have lived my life attempting to connect them and bridge the gap.” Read more at Bust.com
Entertainment Weekly gave us an exclusive look at Black Panther, with interviews and beautiful photos from the upcoming movie! There are beautiful photos inside, featuring Danai and her co-stars, including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B. Jordan. I’ve added some of the photos to the gallery.
Make sure you pick up your copy! Also, SDCC is next week, so I’m sure we’ll get more goodies, not only for Black Panther but also for The Walking Dead, since Danai is scheduled to appear. 🙂
The September 2016 issue of Atlanta Magazine was released today! I’ve got scans of Danai Gurira on the cover of the magazine, as well as inside. There’s also a nice interview where she discusses her role on The Walking Dead, as well as her upcoming projects Black Panther and All Eyez On Me. She also talks a little bit about life in Atlanta. She looks so beautiful!
Look out for Danai on the cover of Atlanta Magazine September 2016!