CYNTHIA ERIVO is currently shooting the female lead of the Fox feature film BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, directed by Drew Goddard, starring opposite Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth. She recently wrapped the Lionsgate feature CHAOS WALKING for director Doug Liman, in a cast featuring Mads Mikkelsen, Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and David Oyelowo. Last summer, she filmed her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS opposite Viola Davis. She is attached to the title role of HARRIET, a biopic of the legendary abolitionist for Stay Gold Features and Debra Martin Chase. In 2017, Cynthia closed her star-making performance as “Celie” in the hit Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Cynthia received a Tony, Grammy and daytime Emmy Award for her role. Cynthia also performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and the 2017 Grammy Awards.
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The Actress Cynthia Erivo Rises With 'The Color Purple'
The New York Times
Cynthia Erivo has no interest in playing the victim. In bringing to the stage one of the most enduring characters of 20th-century American literature, Celie of "The Color Purple," Ms. Erivo, a 28-year old British actress now making her Broadway debut, is demanding that audiences see more than that.
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Cynthia Erivo is set to star in an independent Harriet Tubman biopic, tentatively titled “Harriet.” Erivo won a Tony award, Drama Desk award, Theatre World award and Outer Critics Circle award for her performance in “The Color Purple” on Broadway.
Catch Cynthia Erivo in the Chilling Trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale
The first trailer for Bad Times at El Royale features the vocal stylings of Tony winner Cynthia Erivo—before things get too grim. The Color Purple star is among the roster who will appear in the Drew Goddard film, alongside Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, and Chris Hemsworth.