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David Oyelowo Speaks on “A United Kingdom” Movie + Overcoming Interracial Dating Challenges

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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE – better known as David Oyelowo paid us a visit on Sway in the Morning to talk about the powerful movie, A United Kingdom.

The film is based on a true story. Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments.

While in-studio with us, David Oyelowo speaks on his own experiences with interracial dating, and how his traditional Nigerian father wasn’t so thrilled when he married a white woman. But now, almost two decades have passed and he happily tells us of his father and his wife’s great relationship.

Watch below for our full interview and catch A United Kingdom, in theaters tomorrow.



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