Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Loving Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
June / July 2016

In another film about breaking racial barriers, Ruth Negga is among the cast of Loving, which was featured at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Negga was born to an Irish mother and Ethiopian father. She lived in Ethiopia until she was four but moved to Limerick after her father died when she was seven. Loving also stars Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton. Negga stars as Mildred Loving, a black woman who married Richard Loving in 1950s Virginia, in defiance of the state’s law banning interracial marriage. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down such state laws. The film will certainly strike a nerve given the ongoing debate over gay marriage. Look for Loving to hit theaters nationwide in November. ♦

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