Will Ruth Negga get the Oscar she truly deserves?

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Will Ruth Negga get the Oscar she truly deserves?

Published: Tue 17 Jan 2017, 3:44 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Jan 2017, 6:55 PM

A lot of you may not have heard of Ruth Negga and her face might only be slightly familiar. That's probably how she likes it. But prepare yourself to be swept up in the beautiful buzz about this latest acting talent, set to steal our hearts and awe us with her performances. Here are some more interesting facts about this week's City Times' It Girl Ruth Negga!
Ruth's Background
Ruth was born in Ethiopia. Her father was Ethiopian while her mother is Irish. Ruth has admitted that mixed heritage and living between London and Ireland made it an issue for her to understand her identity. However existing in a "grey" area has given her the scope to act in a diverse number of roles.

Acting Roots
Ruth made her feature film debut in 2004 in the movie Capital Letters. After a few more films, Ruth became much more well known in 2010 after portraying Rosie in the Irish dramatic television series Love/Hate. Then she gained international recognition for her role as Lady Taria in the film Warcraft.

The Right Reasons
What a refreshing take from Hollywood! Ruth Negga never wanted to be an actor for the fame or the money, especially when you aren't guaranteed either when you first start out. She was in it simply for the craft and thinks the whole idea of fame is weird.

It makes sense that if Ruth's intention when getting into acting wasn't fame, then she would have an issue with the limelight too. Like many great actresses before her, the idea of your private life being put on display never interested her. In fact she feels uncomfortable even in interviews.

Oscar Buzz
If you haven't seen Loving, watch it. Ruth and co star Joel Edgerton play the real life inter-racial couple Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for the crime of getting married in their state. The movie is brilliant and Ruth's performance is engaging, flawless and definitely Oscar worthy.

By Maan Jalal

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