We’re huge fans of The Golden Girls here at Oh My Disney, so you can imagine our delight when we learned that we are in very good company! Winston Duke, who plays the fierce (and funny) M’Baku in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is also a huge Golden Girls stan, and he isn’t afraid to talk about it!
On Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast, Duke was asked if there was a movie or TV show that people would be surprised he loved, and he responded “Easy. The Golden Girls.” Consider us shook!
So, who is his favorite Golden Girl?
“I love Blanche. Blanche is just like this debutante, she’s just out of touch with reality, while being deeply in touch with reality, which is why she performs herself like that.”
However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love the other ladies just as much:
On Rose: “I love Rose. She steals the show for me.”
On Sophia and Dorothy: “Sophia is everything to me. I love them all, they all have everything. Bea Arthur is just shadezilla.”
Dorothy might be “shadezilla”, but she’s our shadezilla and we love her for it! And we love Duke just for using the word “shadezilla.”
He didn’t stop his love for The Golden Girls there. In a Tumblr Q+A, he described his dream job saying: “I’ve always had this dream that if people could pay me to watch and review old episodes of The Golden Girls, that would be something really special.” This is now officially our dream job as well.
We’ll watch The Golden Girls with you any day, Winston! If you want to see more of Winston Duke, make sure to check him out in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.