Lashana Lynch
Chelsea Lauren for Variety
United Kingdom
2022

Lashana
Lynch

After making her long-awaited debut as the new 007 agent in the James Bond franchise with “No Time to Die” and making a surprise return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Lynch filmed a pair of projects that saw her demonstrating a mentor mentality, albeit in very different ways. In “The Woman King” she starred as Igozie, one of the fiercest fighters in the Agojie, an all-women troop of warriors who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century, who takes a new recruit under her wing. And in “Matilda the Musical,” she showed off her classical theater training and vocal range as Matilda’s sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Next, Lynch, who hails from Jamaican immigrants, has been tapped to play reggae icon Bob Marley’s widow, Rita, in an upcoming  
Paramount biopic.

Career

  • NO TIME TO DIE
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL
  • THE WOMAN KING

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Lashana Lynch on Training for 'The Woman King' While Filming 'Matilda the Musical': 'My Singing Voice Changed'

Lashana Lynch on Training for 'The Woman King' While Filming 'Matilda the Musical': 'My Singing Voice Changed'

When “The Woman King” star Lashana Lynch began training to play Izogie, a warrior in the Agojie, an all-female fighting force that defended the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century, she was in the middle of filming “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” where she stars as Matilda’s kindhearted teacher, Miss Honey.“It was such a juxtaposition,” Lynch says about embodying both characters simultaneously. “There were little conversations about Miss Honey becoming really muscly.”The preparation for “The Woman King” was...

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