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Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talked with “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin on the “Beyond The Lights” movie premiere red carpet.

When asked by Martin about how the music in the film creates a separate dialog of its own, Mbatha-Raw said that it shows “us how she (Noni, the main character in the movie) is evolving away from that packaged sort of sexualized princess into a more authentic singer-songwriter.”

Mbatha-Raw said that the intense chemistry between her character and Nate Parker‘s character, Kaz, is a “meeting of souls.” She added, “Noni is very much suffocating in this very plastic shinny Hip-Hop world and Nate’s character, Kaz, really brings the sense of reality and integrity, and they both kind of complement each other in many ways.”

Mbatha-Raw told Martin that while their characters find each other in the movie, they also “find themselves.”

Check out the video clip above to see what else Gugu Mbatha-Raw had to say about “Beyond The Lights” and watch out for a photo bomb from  Mbatha-Raw’s co-star, Nate Parker.

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Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

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