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January 5, 2011 / admin

Nicole Beharie, 2 Movies, 2 White Leading Men

You probably know Nicole Beharie from her work opposite Alfre Woodard in American Violet. Well, she supposedly has two films coming out soon that I am excited about seeing. In both films she plays the leading lady opposite White leading men.

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Recall my post from September announcing Brit director Steve McQueen’s next project before his Fela biopic… A film that will reunite him with his Hunger star, Michael Fassbender, titled, Shame.

At the time of that posting, all we knew was that, in Shame, scheduled to begin shooting in January 2011, Fassbender will play a fellow by the name of Brandon, described as a 30-something man living in New York, whose addiction to pornography threatens to destroy his romantic life.

We later reported that Fassbender would be playing opposite a yet-to-be-cast-at-the-time black female lead, said to be in her 20s, “extremely beautiful,” and “very confident,” with an “unwitting sexuality,” and is “clearly attracted to Brandon.” The pair apparently date, and eventually develop a relationship, although she is unaware of his inability to connect with a woman on a more than superficial level, thanks to his porn addiction!

Thanks to a tip from Shadow And Act reader Vanessa, who pointed me to THIS interview with Nicole Beharie, dated December 13th, in which she gives the following reply when asked whether it’s hard getting acting work: “It hasn’t been and, knock on wood, I thank my creator and hope that I can keep it going. I actually have a job coming up in February with an interesting director, Steve McQueen, that we’re shooting in the city. I can’t talk about it until it’s official.

Obvious guy says, of course she’s referring to Steve McQueen’s Shame project. What else could it be, given the role being cast, the actress, and the time of the shooting.

Although, it very well could be some other role in the film that hasn’t been announced yet, but I doubt it. I think she’s talking about the lead black female role opposite Fassbender. However, as she said, nothing’s official yet. Though, with the film scheduled to start shooting in about a month, I’m sure we’ll hear something official soon enough, whether the role is given to Beharie or some other actress.

You can read the full interview with Nicole HERE.


The second movie is called “My Last Day Without You” and was recently featured on Evia’s website.

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Synopsis: On a one-day business trip to New York, a German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he’s never experienced before.

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