Last night kicked off the annual EE Bafta Film Sessions, beginning with this year’s EE Rising Star Award nominees. Naomi Ackie, Sheila Atim, Emma Mackey and Daryl McCormack at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square as part of the lead up to the upcoming EE Bafta Film Awards on Sunday 19 February.
NAOMI ACKIE – WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
On what playing Whitney taught her about herself:
“The biggest thing I realised about playing Whitney is I had to scrub away my perception of her, which is really hard because I’ve put people like Whitney on a pedestal for so long so when I got the part it was like how do I live up to that person when actually it was like what any person in general is asking—to be seen, not how the media or fame or all of that makes you out to be.”
The public-voted EE Rising Star Award honours young acting talent who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and begun to capture the imagination of the British public.
The EE BAFTA Film Sessions 2023 will take place until Thursday, 9 February.
EE BAFTA Film Awards will be broadcast on Sunday 19 February at 7:00 pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
Photo: BAFTA/courtesy of Neil Mockford