Jeff Gum on South African Apartheid in "The Forgiven"

January 30, 2018

Jeff Gum stars as Francois Schmidt, the antagonist to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in the new film "The Forgiven," also starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana. Gum sits down in Los Angeles with Alyssa Julya Smith to talk about making the film and what he learned about the important moment in South African history.

The film chronicles racial segregation and the collapse of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s. Gum talks about what it was like working with Forest Whitaker, who takes on the role of Desmond Tutu in the historical drama. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is morally challenged by the convicted murderer Piet Blomfeld, who is in prison serving a life sentence for his crimes in post-apartheid South Africa.

Gum also touches on his other projects, including working alongside Antonio Banderas in an upcoming film. "The Forgiven" is set to hit theaters on March 9, 2018.