Thuso Mbedu shares BTS video ahead of The Woman King release in SA

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  • Thuso Mbedu shared a behind-the-scenes video showing a glimpse of how The Woman King was made.
  • The clip was filmed by Brittney Janae, who also made a short film about her first time visiting South Africa.
  • The Woman King releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 30 September.

As anticipation for the release of The Woman King in South Africa grows, Thuso Mbedu has shared a clip to hold us over while we wait.

The South African actor has been on a press tour, promoting the historic epic worldwide, keeping her social media followers up to date with every move she makes.

READ MORE | Thuso Mbedu says it was 'absolutely amazing' to film The Woman King in SA

On Wednesday, Mbedu shared a behind-the-scenes video, shot by filmmaker Brittney Janae, showing a glimpse of how the movie was made.

The clip shows scenes from the movie and how the cast trained in preparation for the physicality of being a warrior. 


Janae travelled to South Africa for the first time specifically to film behind the scenes of The Woman King. During her trip, however, she also made a short film about her time in the country, calling it "an experience I will never forget".

"It was important for me to document the Motherland and my experience through film," Janae wrote in the description of her short film.

"I went on a game drive, did a helicopter ride, swam with the seals in the Atlantic Ocean, hiked Lion's head, went to Bo-Kaap, learned about the history of Africa through a township, travelled to Robben Island, and so much more!"


The Woman King releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 30 September.

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