We are all in need of a woo-saw moment these days, and Kevin Hart has answered the call! In his latest project “Die Hart”, Kevin executive produces and plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. He gets his wish when a famous director offers him his dream – to be a leading man action star – but there’s a catch: Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic John Travolta. Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student Nathalie Emmanuel, Kevin must survive a series of hilarious, over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.
Nathalie’s character, Jordan King, is a tough, savvy, up-and-coming actress who’s sick of her current role co-starring alongside a robot on a multi-cam sitcom. Her dream – much like Kevin – is to become a lead in a big action movie. When she shows up to Ron Wilcox’s Action Star School, she’s not there to make friends, especially with Kevin. But throughout her time in the training program, Jordan will break her own rule as she evolves from Kevin’s rival to his confidant and friend.
Our Nicole Haynes sat down with Nathalie, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after English actresses, to discuss her role in “Die Hart” – Quibi’s 10 episode new show that premiered July 20, 2020 and has new chapters released every weekday until July 29, how her career has been impacted by playing her most notable role of ‘Missandei’ in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones”, her role in the Black Lives Matter movement and her upcoming expanded role in the newest iteration of the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise F9.
The actress was last seen in Hulu’s romantic comedy series “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Emmanuel stars as Maya, one of the four American friends in the series who are reunited for a wedding in London. The show was also being produced by Mindy Kaling and premiered on July 31st, 2019.
Emmanuel is featured in the voice cast for Netflix’s “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” alongside Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alicia Vikander, Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg. The series based on Jim Henson’s 1982 classic THE DARK CRYSTAL. Additionally, Emmanuel is also set to star in Josh Friedlander’s directorial debut HOLLY SLEPT OVER. The movie, which also stars Ron Livingston, Josh Lawson and Britt Lower, is an ensemble comedy from LD Entertainment.
In 2017, Emmanuel was seen in THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth installment of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise. The movie went on to make over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Emmanuel made her US feature film debut in the seventh installment of the massively popular FAST & FURIOUS franchise, FURIOUS 7, opposite Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Paul Walker. The film has since grossed over $1 billion at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of the franchise and one of the highest grossing films of all time. Emmanuel wrapped production on the ninth installment of the franchise, FAST & FURIOUS 9, which is slated to be in theatres May 2021.
Emmanuel also starred in 20th Century Fox’s MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, which is the second installment in the popular young-adult franchise based on the book series of the same name by James Dashner. In 2018, she went on to reprise the role of Harriet in the movie’s sequel, MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE.