Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of Mother Of George

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Preparation For the Role

In preparing to play Adenike, Danai Gurira spent a lot of time with a Nigerian woman whose real name just so happened to be Adenike. She was Dosunmu’s friend’s mother-in-law (try saying that three times fast), and had recently moved to Brooklyn, living with her son and his family.

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