Sad news for Mbatha-Raw fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actress best known for her roles in Beauty and the Beast, Beyond the Lights, Belle or Touch, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 37, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 03/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actress isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouGugu was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“Gugu Mbatha-Raw was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouGugu”
— @universalObserver, 2 Aug 2020
“Didn't Gugu Mbatha-Raw retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 2 Aug 2020
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