Los Angeles: Singer-actor Rihanna has praised her ‘Guava Island’ co-star Donald Glover for the response the film has received. The musical film made a surprise debut April 11 at ‘Coachella’ and was later released on the ‘Amazon Prime Video’.
In an Instagram post, Rihanna called Glover, who also served as a writer and producer of the film, a ‘true gem to the culture’.
“Wow! The response to #Guava Island has been quite overwhelming. So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film,” she wrote.
“Donald Glover, you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team. Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling. I loved watching every second of it,” Rihanna added.
The film, directed by Hiro Murai, follows Deni Maroon (Glover), a Cuban musician who ‘is determined to throw a festival for his island community’. Rihanna portrays his girlfriend and musical inspiration Kofi Novia.
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