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Madina Nalwanga Brings 'Queen of Katwe' Home to Uganda

Madina Nalwanga Brings 'Queen of Katwe' Home to Uganda

Madina Nalwanga shines in a pretty pink and purple dress at the premiere of Queen of Katwe on Saturday (October 1) in Kampala, Uganda.

The up and coming actress joined co-stars Martin Kabanza, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, director Mira Nair and Her Royal Highness Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda at the event.

“I was shaking because I could not believe that I got the part [of Phiona Mutesi],” Madina recently shared with Essence magazine.

She added, “Phiona’s life is my life. Everything she went through to be successful is everything that I went through to make sure that I’m successful.”

Madina is also pictured at the press conference on Sunday (October 2).

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Queen of Katwe's Madina Nalwanga Credits Lupita Nyong'o With Help in Hollywood

Queen of Katwe's Madina Nalwanga Credits Lupita Nyong'o With Help in Hollywood

Madina Nalwanga stars in Disney’s newest film, Queen of Katwe, and shines up on the big screen.

The up and coming actress recently spoke to NPR, alongside co-star Lupita Nyong’o, and credits her with help on the movie and in Hollywood.

Lupita, she really helped me, like, to get into the character all the time,” Madina explains. “I could see her getting ready to be the character and then I copied her. I would copy everything that she does, but in a silent way because I never wanted her to see me doing what she was doing. … We had tough scenes whereby we have to cry. And it was kind of hard to me to cry, but I saw her getting ready — she was exercising all the time.”

Madina added about her first premiere, “It wasn’t so easy for me hearing all these people calling my name. … Please do this, do that. I wasn’t used to that. I’ve never dreamt of standing on that red carpet. Actually what I knew about the red carpet — it’s just a carpet that is supposed to be inside the house. … These are all new things to my eyes.”

Queen of Katwe is out now in theaters.

Skai Jackson & Veronica Dunne Support Madina Nalwanga at 'Queen of Katwe' Premiere

Skai Jackson & Veronica Dunne Support Madina Nalwanga at 'Queen of Katwe' Premiere

Skai Jackson wears full neck covering necklace as she arrives at the premiere of premiere of Queen Of Katwe held at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday (September 20) in Hollywood.

The 14-year-old Bunk’D actress joined co-stars Karan Brar and Nina Lu, plus K.C. Undercover‘s Trinitee Stokes, Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne and her boyfriend, Max Ehrich.

Nia Sioux and Garrett Clayton also joined the group on the red carpet in support of star Madina Nalwanga and Phiona Mutesi.

Queen of Katwe opens everywhere THIS Friday, September 23rd.

FYI: Skai wore a Roldolfo Quinones dress, Tawapa necklace and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Veronica wore PrettyLittleThing pants.

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'Queen of Katwe's Madina Nalwanga Premieres The Film at Toronto Film Festival 2016

'Queen of Katwe's Madina Nalwanga Premieres The Film at Toronto Film Festival 2016

Madina Nalwanga looks stunning in an ivory gown at the world premiere of Queen of Katwe during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival at Roy Thompson Hall on Saturday night (September 10) in Toronto, Canada.

The up-and-coming actress joined her co-stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, director Mira Nair as well as Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, who inspired the true-life story.

Queen of Katwe centers on Phiona, a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

The film will hit theaters on September 23rd. 20+ pics inside…

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Disney Releases New 'Queen of Katwe' Teaser with Madina Nalwanga - Watch Now!

Disney Releases New 'Queen of Katwe' Teaser with Madina Nalwanga - Watch Now!

Madina Nalwanga gets into character as Phiona Mutesi and raises her trophy high in the brand new teaser for Queen of Katwe.

The upcoming movie is based on a true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o also star in the film, out on September 23rd.


Queen Of Katwe – Teaser