Is Danai Gurira the new Viola Davis? Not only do these two ladies look alike but they both have outstanding resumes!!!
Viola Davis: Won 1 Oscar. Another 81 wins & 103 nominations.
Danai Gurira: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Let’s talk about Dania Gurira in ‘All Eyes On Me’:
Dania Gurira played Shakur’s mother, Afeni, who died last year, was a civil rights activist and a Black Panther; an early scene shows her emerging victorious from a conspiracy trial a month before giving birth to him.
Although ‘All Eyes On Me’ the Tupac biopic, has not received the best reviews, I personally feel that Danai PLAYED her role. I’m not a fan of The Walking Dead, so this was my first time seeing her act. Her commitment to the role was outstanding. I thought she was Viola Davis for a moment!
Hollywood never has too many leading black actresses but it’s good to see both of these ladies taking over so eloquently! It took Viola many years to finally win her well-earned Oscar but from seeing this movie I have a strong feeling that Danai Gurira is definitely one to watch out for!
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