Soon Everyone Will Be Talking About Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Get acquainted with your new celebrity obsession -- Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

While the name is tricky to pronounce (goo goo, mBAH-tah raw), it's worth learning, as you'll be hearing it a lot soon.

The 30-year-old actress is starring in the period film Belle as the titular character Dido Elizabeth Belle -- the love child of a white man and a black slave.

"I think what makes it so relevant today is that we are still exploring these issues -- the issues of race, identity, class, gender," said Gugu. "They're incredibly current, as we see every day in the news."

Belle opens May 2.

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