Gugu Mbatha-Raw Skipped Hair & Makeup in New Film ‘Beyond The Lights’

gugu-mbatha-raw-hypehair2Sometimes it’s great not to be primped and primed for hours. Just ask Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the star of upcoming film Beyond The Lights.

The British actress, who plays a rising star in the love story, chatted with Juicy Magazine about the film, her experience working with Nate Parker and her favorite part of filming.

“I loved the stuff in Mexico,” she said. “It was so nice to not have to wear the hair and nail extensions and just run around on the beach and not have to spend an hour and a half in the hair and makeup chair. That was so liberating for me.”

Although the natural beauty enjoyed the departure from her character’s purple hair, she rarely poses au naturel for the red carpet cameras.

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