Michaela Coel has two "top-secret' Netflix projects in the works — talks black actors leaving the UK for Hollywood
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Michaela Coel has two "top-secret' Netflix projects in the works — talks black actors leaving the UK for Hollywood

In a new profile for Screen Daily’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow 2017,’ Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel was highlighted.

Coel has been making headlines as of late, revealing Chewing Gum won’t have a third season (or at least anytime soon), and she just closed a blockbuster deal with Netflix for her musical, Been So Long.

According to the new profile, she’s actually got two more projects in development on the streaming giant.

From the report: “The first is a drama with the BBC that is in production until December, while the second is a dark comedy Coel is writing, directing and producing, and in which she will also star. It will shoot in London.”

In the profile, she also speaks out on the recent trend of UK actors coming to the U.S. to find work. It’s a topic that’s been hot recently, with controversial comments about black British actors from Samuel L. Jackson — which were subsequently criticized by John Boyega.

“I am trying not to get sucked into that thing everybody does and leave. I want to stay here because this is my home. I get to use a British production company and have a British team [on my Netflix series]. But I understand that’s not everybody’s experience. That’s thanks to Chewing Gum,” she said.

Read her full ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ profile at Screen Daily.

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