Danai Gurira, and we all know her from The Walking Dead as Michonne, will be starring as the mother of the one of the greatest rappers to ever live, Tupac Shakur. Her role as Afeni Shakur comes as great news to me, and it is confirmed that she will definitely be in the biopic All Eyez On Me. I believe this will be the first of this type of role for Gurira.
The movie has already started production in the ATL, and I’m glad it has. I stopped following the movement of this movie for some time now because of all the back and forth, however, now that it’s officially on, I can’t wait.
If you haven’t seen
Michonne Danai Gurira in action, you can always check her out on the hit show The Walking Dead where she does a fabulous job. Yes, this is a whole other world than what she will play for the activist Afeni Shakur, however, the role is just as powerful, if not more, being who Afeni is – activist, Black Panther, philanthropist, producer, and of course, Tupac’s mom.
Get a glimpse of the real life Danai below on the set with Jimmy Fallon.