But how exactly did Hollywood manage to turn off such a talented actor? As a child, Ejogo had already been earmarked for stardom, picking up a kids’ modeling agent, a small part alongside David Bowie in Absolute Beginners at the age of 11 and the opportunity to present a Saturday morning TV show on the Disney Channel. In her twenties, she headed stateside to play Eddie Murphy’s girlfriend in Metro, worked with Michael Winterbottom and Kenneth Branagh in I Want Love and Love’s Labour’s Lost, respectively, and played Coretta Scott King in the TV movie Boycott (a role she later played again in Ava DuVernay’s Selma).
Yet that’s when Ejogo’s roles became less frequent.
Her choice to have children, with then husband and Boycott co-star Jeffrey Wright, was a factor
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