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‘Color Purple’ Star Cynthia Erivo Arm Wrestles Trevor Noah

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Cynthia Erivo is having a good month. She won a Tony Award for her lead role in the musical The Color Purple and she stopped by The Daily Show to beat Trevor Noah in arm wrestling.

The actress prides herself on being physically fit, which means she’s constantly working out. She said she does pushups before going to bed and hopes to someday play the role of tennis star Serena Williams in a movie. Even more impressive: She once ran a half marathon on the same day that she performed two shows on Broadway!

As Noah complimented her physique, he mentioned that she must be a really good arm wrestler. This resulted in the host arm-wrestling the actress to close the show.

They didn’t take it too seriously at first, but there was definitely some strain in their hands and feigned strain on their faces. Ultimately, Erivo defeated Noah, which seemed appropriate.

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