It was a big night for Uzo Aduba and the cast of Orange is the New Black at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Aduba, who plays “Crazy Eyes” received the first award of the night nabbing an Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series.
Aduba, who stunned wearing a yellow Angel Sanchez gown, got teary eyed while accepting her award revealing that on the day she got the job for the show she had quit acting. “I want to thank my friends. I want to thank my family, and finally, I just really, really, really truly want to say that the day I got this job was the day I had stopped acting,” she confessed. “And to be in a room with all of you amazing human beings, amazing talents… for what I respect and love so much, is really truly the greatest honor. Thank you so very much. God bless you all.”
Moments later, the Netflix series took home an Actor for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series beating out The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Veep and Modern Family. Aduba accepted the award on behalf of the show and stood on stage with her entire cast including Laverne Cox and Danielle Broooks.
While on the red carpet, the cast and crew raved to HipHollywood about Uzo and expressed how much the actress is adored. “The transformation that Uzo goes through when she works, to know her personally, is to see the level of that transformation. The real depth and beauty of it,” co-star Joel Marsh Garland said.
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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