British actress Wunmi Mosaku is the break-out star of the Starz network mini-series “Dancing on the Edge,” which premieres October 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. She plays a jazz singer named Carla in the Jazz Era program. This Nigerian-born actress moved to Manchester, England at three years old and has acted in television and film over in the U.K. Making her U.S. debut in “Dancing on the Edge,” this talented and humble beauty spoke with UPTOWN about the struggles she faced in overcoming her insecurities and how her mom forever changed the way she saw herself …
UPTOWN: Congratulations on the show!
Mosaku: Thank you so much I hope that you guys [U.S. audiences] like it! I’m a bit nervous and it means a lot to me.
UPTOWN: Trust me everyone will love this … To see such an amazing cast of Black actors singing jazz and wearing these beautiful 1930s clothes. Everything, from the music to hair to make-up, is so beautiful. You all look and sound wonderful! You are from Nigeria correct?
Mosaku: Yes, we moved to Manchester, England and traveled back and forth because my mum was working on her PhD. I then moved to London, England when I was 18.