'Bob Marley: One Love' star Lashana Lynch on portraying Rita Marley (Paramount Pictures)

Lashana Lynch, renowned for her captivating portrayal of Rita Marley in the box-office hit “Bob Marley: One Love,” recently joined Ice Cream Convos for an exclusive discussion about her role.

When discussing her role as Rita Marley in the film, Lashana shared:

We have a real opportunity to put Rita at the forefront.

Not taking over, but just being that warm presence in the back or the side of Bob…always chiming in, always having something, you know, always uplifting the room and elevating the space.

Lashana witnessed firsthand the depth of Rita Marley’s love for Bob.

When speaking about him, Rita lit up like a teenager, despite being in her 70s. 

The way in which she responds to that name ‘Bob’ is something that was completely unanticipated when speaking with her.

It’s clear that Bob’s presence still fills her heart, even though he’s physically gone.

Lashana Lynch as “Rita Marley” and Kingsley Ben-Adir as “Bob Marley” in Bob Marley: One Love from Paramount Pictures.

This love informed how Lashana portrayed their relationship in the film.

The way that she feels that love – it feels like it just always takes her back to when they were young and it really informed how I threaded that love throughout the scenes.

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Regarding self-care, Lashana Lynch adjusts her process for each role.

Peace, quiet, and being on her own terms are essential.

Peace, quiet, really doing things on my own terms, and not being on a schedule.

Not being on a shooting schedule, not having anywhere to be, not having someone to call.

Just being away from things that aren’t a part of the energy space that are protecting me and my mental health and my spiritual health and my physical health. 

As a self-proclaimed “pajama kinda gal,” Lashana finds solace in being at home or in spaces that feel like home.

Lashana Lynch Talks Rita Marley With Ice Cream Convos

About ‘Bob Marley: One Love’


In “Bob Marley: One Love,” director Reinaldo Marcus Green crafts a heartfelt tribute to the iconic musician whose message of love and unity resonated worldwide. 

Portrayed by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Bob Marley’s life and music inspire generations, with Lashana Lynch delivering a captivating performance as his wife, Rita. 

Kinglsey Ben-Adir as “Bob Marley” in ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ from Paramount Pictures.

Joined by a talented ensemble including James Norton, Tosin Cole, and Umi Myers, the film celebrates Marley’s legacy on the big screen.

Featuring a dynamic soundtrack performed by Abijah “Naki Wailer” Livingston, Nadine Marshall, Sheldon Shepherd, Andrae Naomi Cowan, Alexx A-Game, Michael Gandolfini, and Quan-Dajai Henriques, “Bob Marley: One Love” immerses audiences in the rhythms and melodies that defined an era.

As the story unfolds, viewers are transported to the heart of Marley’s journey, experiencing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. 

From his humble beginnings to global stardom, the film chronicles Marley’s unwavering commitment to his music and message.

Kingsley Ben-Adir as “Bob Marley” in Bob Marley: One Love from Paramount Pictures.

With stunning performances and powerful storytelling, “Bob Marley: One Love” captures the essence of a cultural icon and his enduring impact on the world. 

Don’t miss this cinematic celebration of love, music, and the indomitable spirit of Bob Marley.

Bob Marley: One Love,” from Paramount Home Entertainment, is currently in theaters and available for digital purchase or rental.

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