Gugu Mbatha-Raw was a London tour guide

Gugu Mbatha-Raw worked as a tour guide on the London Eye and Thames river cruises before finding fame.



Gugu Mbatha-Raw was a London Eye guide
Gugu Mbatha-Raw was a London Eye guide

Gugu Mbatha-Raw used to be a tour guide on the London Eye.

The 40-year-old actress would love to take her 'Lift' co-star Kevin Hart up on the London landmark and share her years of experience to talk him through the spectacular scenes of the city.

Asked where she would take Kevin for a "classic British experience", she told Dev Griffin on 'The Heart Evening Show': "Oh my gosh, you know what, I'd probably take you on the London Eye because I used to work on the London Eye as a tour guide.

"When I was at drama school, I used to be one of the guides that would tell you all about the sites."

Gugu also used to share her knowledge on the city's river boat tours - and had a "really special" moment on her first day of shooting 'Lift' in London because the vessel she used to work on passed them.

She explained: "You know what was crazy, actually, is we did the [London] Eye and then we did the river cruise, as well as tour guides.

" And on our first day of filming, me and Kevin, we're on the South Bank, we had a scene on the river looking out to the Thames. And you know it's first day nerves. We're in London, it's the beginning of the movie.

"And I see the boat that I used to work on, just go by and I was like 'Kevin you'll never believe this'. Like I used to be the tour guide on that boat.

"So it was kind of like a full circle moment. It was really special."

Listen to 'The Heart Evening Show' with Dev Griffin Monday – Thursday from 7pm and on Global Player.

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