Actress Makgotso Monyemokathoe,30, set to join the cast of TriStar’s much anticipated historical African epic ‘The Woman King’ as one of King Ghezo’s (John Boyega) wives. She will act alongside Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o and South African actors Masali Baduza and Thuso Mbedu.

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Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the film is based on true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The story follows Nanisca (Viola Davis), General of the all-female military unit, and Nawi (Thuso Mbedu), an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honour, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for. Makgotso M has been cast as one of King Ghezo’s (John Boyega) wives.
 Makgotso is thrilled to be part of the film and even more excited that she will once again work alongside Thuso Mbedu as she did on Mzansi Magic’s critically-acclaimed drama series Is’thunzi.
She has also performed across Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner in the Quibi drama Survive and has also starred on Showmax’s first original series The Girl From St. Agnus. Makgotso M is repped by WMG and The Creative Partners Group.

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In the past, Makgotso acted in local productions Muvhango, she played a rebel in Isidingo and a blessee in Mzansi Magic’s Saints and Sinners.
The actress lived in England when she was 11 years old after her mom received a job as a nurse. The BA Honours in Theatre Studies, Film and Television from Brunel University in London.

The Woman King will be release date: 12 September 2021.