Thuso Mbedu, leading lady in the series “Underground Railroad” doesn’t only have South Africans proud of her success and acting chops, but also has the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey in awe.
Ellen and Thuso sat down for an interview recently on The Ellen Show, making Thuso one of the few South Africans to grace the daytime talk show couch of glory.
Ellen seemed like the starstruck one throughout the entire interview.
“I feel so honoured that you’re here,” she expressed at the beginning of the interview, which felt more like a conversation, as many of the comments on the video will confirm.
She went on to say that “Oprah and I were talking… she of course loves the show as well,”
“We’re both in awe of you,” Ellen beamed.
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Ellen also went on to commend the show on its “fantastic reviews”, and told Thuso that she’s a shoo-in to win an Emmy.
It’s incredible to see South Africans taking up space in Hollywood, and for soon to be critically acclaimed productions.