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danaigurira: ‘All Eyez On Me’ is the untold story of the late, prolifically talented and seminal hip hop artist, Tupac Shakur. The film also profiles Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who I had the honor of portraying. As active as she was as a Black Panther and an advocate for equal rights in her time, she was pivotal in teaching her son to have an agile mind that questioned the status quo and a revolutionary’s spirit. It was an honor to delve into the crucial moments in history she gave her all to, including the largely under known Panther21 trial. A trial she was on while pregnant with Tupac. It was an honor to embody her rich, complex narrative in support of bringing her son’s life to the screen. As someone who has been a serious Tupac fan for as long as I can remember I was so thankful to be a part of this. I hope you all have a chance to see the film when it opens in theaters this Friday, June 16. #alleyezonme