The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira (a.k.a. the woman with the sword) will hit the screen as Tupac’s mother and fans couldn’t be happier. She’s actually perfect for the role.
We tend to associate actors with their characters, so playing the mother of the infamous West Coast rapper isn’t far fetched for Gurira. On The Walking Dead series she plays a strong, smart woman that gives zombies a run for their money.
Taking on the role of the “Dear Mama” rapper should be easy for Danai Gurira to transition into. Not to mention, it’s something Tupac fans can really look forward to; in a short time on the small screen Gurira has made an impact on TWD series.
Given the traits of Afeni Shakur, it will be interesting to see her character come into fruition in the Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez On Me.”
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum superstar Nicki Minaj has been named as an honoree at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party, premiering Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1.
On that night, VH1 and Entertainment Weekly are teaming up to toast and roast the people who entertained us the most all year long.
Nicki Minaj will be presented with the “Big In 2015” honorby Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated actressand Hip Hop icon, Queen Latifah. Minaj and the other honorees will be celebrated that evening by the people who know them best.
She joins previously announced honorees Amy Schumer and “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, Elizabeth Banks and the breakout cast from the most successful music biopic of all time, “Straight Outta Compton” — O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.
Additional presenters and talent will be announced after the taping on Sunday, November 15, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
The evening’s honorees are also featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year issue, on sale nationwide November 24, 2015.
“VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly” marks the return of the franchise, which celebrates the biggest moments and people in entertainment with a star-studded special with A-List talent and their complete “squads” in tow.