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A Pair of Fall Films Announce Cynthia Erivo’s Arrival in Hollywood

Cynthia Erivo is a woman on the verge. With back-to-back breakout film roles this fall, Erivo’s talent will reach a wider audience. Not that she was any slouch before. Erivo, who can belt out a tune like nobody’s business, won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony award for her role as Celie in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple.” With “Bad Times at the El Royale” opening Friday, and “Widows” bowing Nov. 16, Hollywood is buzzing about the possibility of the 31-year-old Erivo becoming the youngest person to earn EGOT status in history.
When it comes to film, Erivo considers herself a newbie. “Being in a film is challenging in different ways,” she says. “Theater is in the moment, it’s live. You can’t go back and try something again. You have the audience, which will tell you whether they’re happy or sad and whether they’re enjoying what they’re seeing. With film you have to go on your gut felling. Because I’m new, I wasn’t used to doing that and had to learn to trust myself. You have to have patience with yourself.”
“Widows,” Steve McQueen’s movie about a team of women who finish the complicated robbery started by their husbands, features Erivo

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