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Who Is Lashana Lynch, Matilda The Musical Film’s New Miss Honey?

by Stewart Cole

Lashana Lynch has been everywhere this year. The British actor has finished 2021 as Nomi, 007’s new agent in Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond in There is no time for death. She started in 2022 reprising the role of Maria Rambeau Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and became Captain Marvel in the main timeline. Then, in the fall of 2022, he portrayed the warrior Izogie The Female Kingand now, she’s the new Miss Honey on Netflix Matilda the Musical.

Here’s everything you need to know about British actress Lashana Lynch:

He was born and raised in London.

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Lynch was born into a second-generation Jamaican family, part of Windrush generation.

“My house was strictly Jamaican,” he said he said. “I think the spag bol was the most British we had in our house. Being Jamaican is… there’s an attitude and a swagger that comes with being born into a Jamaican family. You know how to stand up for yourself. Pretty soon, like out of the womb, you already take responsibility.”

Filming There is no time for death in Jamaica, she he saidit gave her a “deeper understanding of what I’ve chosen to do, the people I’m doing it for. Understanding the privileges as a British-born Jamaican that my parents and grandparents gave me because they came to England. In a way, it serves as a “thank you” to those who made the sacrifice.”

Her first big break came thanks to Marvel.

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She started acting from a young age and had a few roles including Hurry girls (2012) and Still star-crosseda television show advertised as its sequel Romeo & Juliet which was canceled after one season. In 2019, however, she got her big break: as Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau Captain Marvel.

“Getting into the Marvel universe has been something I’ve been aiming for for two to three years,” he said. shared at that time. He had auditioned for both Black panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

She was the first Black 007 and now she’s the first Black Miss Honey.

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After Rambo, she went on to play Nomi, the MI6 agent who takes on James Bond’s 007 designation after his retirement. This year, she featured in three very buzzed about movies-Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Female Kingand now, Matilda the Musical.

“For a long time I read scripts where black women didn’t just make it to the page, so I’m grateful that we actually had a change in the movie with a black woman playing Miss Honey,” Lynch said. shared. “While that’s okay—she’s just a human being playing her—it’s a clear message to me and my childhood self that the black woman who imparted so much wisdom at school did the right thing, as I was able to accept that. through my career and to teach young people how incredible you can be even if you come from trauma, and everyone comes from trauma.”

She added, “Every single thing I’ve done has led me to being able to play Miss Heaney, I needed the strength and courage to find the vulnerability in Miss Heaney.”

She will play Bob Marley’s wife Rita in a biopic.

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Next for Lynch? An untitled Bob Marley biopic is currently in production. After the casting news, she he wrote on Instagram“The Queen that is Rita Marley. What a miracle to have your voice ringing in my home growing up and vibrating with how you gave our culture to the world. Jamaica has made me who I am and it is an honor to give that that I’m back to portraying you. To you and all that you are and will continue to be.”

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