As a kid in East London, Bukky remembers watching Training Day with Denzel Washington and after recreating his scenes, immediately looking up ‘How to be an actor’. Feeling like this career was intangible, she decided to go another way. She had no idea that just a few years later, she would be cast as the eponymous lead in Sarah Gavron’s Rocks.
Bukky feels the weight of responsibility as a young black woman who represents so much to so many and often thinks about the legacy that Rocks will have and the conversations that the film sparks. She is already aware about the learning and developing that she has ahead of her and is excited to face that challenge head on. Bukky is inspired by the success of colourblind casting in films like The Personal History of David Copperfield and is keen to be cast in as many different kinds of genres and roles as possible.
Having seen the success of previous BAFTA Breakthrough honourees like Kayode Ewumi and Letitia Wright, Bukky feels like doors which were previously closed are now opening for her in the industry and wants to use this opportunity to listen and soak up everything she can from her new position as a BAFTA Breakthrough herself.