Gugu gets raw for her latest role

November 10, 2014 1:16 PM

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In "Belle," Gugu Mbatha-Raw played a daughter of a slave raised to be a woman in polite society in 18th century Britain. She had to carry herself like a lady, in modest clothing Jane Austen would have recognized.

But in "Beyond the Lights," she plays a hip hop starlet in the Beyonce/Miley/J. Lo mold, oozing sexuality. Mbatha-Raw dons short-shorts and high boots, halter tops and in one dress, all that covers her bosom is a carefully arranged gold chain. Was she ever embarrassed?

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