Ruth Negga loves working with Dominic
Actor Ruth Negga loves working with her partner, actor Dominic Cooper, because she thinks the entertainment business can be “lonely” without someone’s support.
“It can be so lonely filming, so it’s like your buddy and your back up. He’s got my back and I’ve got his. Very much so,” Negga told Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
The couple appeared together in Warcraft (2016). 39year-old Dominic has also worked on movies such as Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Mamma Mia! (2008).
Earlier this year, Negga was nominated for an Oscar in Loving (2016), in which she played Mildred Loving, one half of a mixed-race couple who challenged the US legal system for the right to marry and live together in Virginia in the 1960s.
She misses the character so much that she often rewatches a documentary about the late activist and her husband Richard. The 35-year-old says that even if she never works again, she’ll always be thankful for that movie. “Honestly, if I never do anything again, I got to be in the orbit of really special people,” she said.
Asked if she worries nothing else could compare with Loving, she said, “Oh! of course. And sometimes, I don’t think I’ve got anything else in me. But I think that’s a natural place to be.”
Ruth Negga worked with Dominic Cooper (inset) in the film Warcraft (2016)