Photos: From The Woman King to Bridgerton: Masali Baduza makes her debut on Bridgerton Season 3

SA has paid tribute to actress Masali Baduza, who joins Bridgerton as Michela Sterling. When Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) marries her childhood sweetheart Colin (Luke Newtown), it’s the big deal: Eloise (Claudia Jessie) keeps her best friend and gets a new brother or sister.

Colin’s sister Francesca (Hannah Dodd) and her boyfriend John Stirling (Victor Alli) also got married this season, so Penelope and Colin aren’t the only Bridgerton couple to get engaged.

Who is the face and name behind Bridgerton’s Michaela Stirling? Now there are a few things you need to know about Baduza.

This actor grew up in the eastern part of South Africa, outside Cape Town. According to The Independent, Baduza was born “shortly after the end of apartheid” in the 1990s, but apartheid laws and practices were still prevalent when he was at school.

 

 

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“We had rules about what we could and couldn’t do with our hair, including a book that said black girls couldn’t wear their natural hair because it was unprofessional and looked inappropriate as a young girl,” Baduza told the magazine. black girl.. trauma. As if being normal wasn’t good enough. ”

Her career gained momentum after starring in Noughts + Crosses from 2020 to 2022. Baduza played the leading lady, Sephy, in the BBC drama series based on Malorie Blackman’s 2001 novel. This story imagines Africa colonizing Europe and changing history. As Baduza explained to British Vogue: “The point of the story is to use African culture to reverse white supremacy and explain what it’s like to live in a world dominated by white
culture.”

 

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“It was really exciting to enter this world where everything is pride of Africa and to be able to celebrate the culture every day,” she told British Vogue while working on
Noughts + Crosses.

His credits include his role in the 2022 film Woman, in which he played Fumbe alongside actress Viola Davis.

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