Born and brought up in Hackney, Zawe is now being hailed by Hollywood as one of its rising stars. Roles in Fresh Meat and St Trinian's paved the way for a career playing strong roles. In Character Breakdown, Zawe scrolls through a version of her life. Or is it a version of her art? Or something in between? In it, she encounters glamour, horror, absurdity and questions like: is a life spent more on performance than reality any life at all? Is Hollywood really as glamorous as it seems? Where are we post #MeToo and in an industry that's had to look hard at its record on diversity? And ultimately what did growing up in Hackney teach her for that Hollywood never could?