VIDEO: Stephen Colbert & Playwright Danai Gurira Offer Casting Ideas for Hollywood Adaptation of ECLIPSED
Playwright and actress Danai Gurira, who portrays Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead.' stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about her new Broadway play ECLIPSED, now in previews and starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.
Speaking on the recent controvesy #Oscarssowhite, the host jokingly asked Gurira, "Now when this is eventually made into a Hollywood movie, what white man would you like to see play the lead?" Check out her reply below!
ECLIPSED marks a historic moment on Broadway: the first time the cast, director, and playwright are composed entirely of female artists, fitting for a production that so stunningly chronicles the experiences of a group of very resilient women.
ECLIPSED originally played a sold-out engagement at The Public Theater, which closed on November 29 after having been twice-extended during its celebrated run. The production marks the fastest-selling new play in recent Public history, with a bevy of starry audience members in attendance over the course of the run including luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Sally Field,Chris Rock, Alfre Woodard, Harry Belafonte, and Common, among many others.
ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Directed by South African-born Liesl Tommy (The Good Negro, Appropriate), ECLIPSED is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience-and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season.