'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever': Letitia Wright opens up on therapy amid filming, reveals how 'each day got better'

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever': Letitia Wright opens up on therapy amid filming, reveals how 'each day got better'
Letitia Wright returns as Shuri in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' comes back on the big screen after a major hit the movie took when Chadwick Boseman passed away in August 2020. The prequel is the 18th movie of MCU and has returned after 12 movies MCU has released, which makes the sequel the 30th movie of Marvel. The film is being helmed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, and the movie stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett amongst others. 

It is known during production, which initially took place from late June to early November 2021, in Atlanta and Brunswick, Georgia, as well as around Massachusetts, before a hiatus to allow Wright to recover from an injury sustained during filming. Production resumed by mid-January 2022 and wrapped in late March in Puerto Rico. However, read more to find out about the 28-year-old, Letitia Wright.


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Who is Letitia Wright?

Letitia Wright was born on 31 October 1993 in Georgetown, Guyana. Her family moved to London, England, when she was seven years old and she attended Northumberland Park Community School. It is a less-known fact about her that she is a Guyanese actress.

What was the kickstart of Letitia Wright's career?

In 2011, she appeared in two episodes of the television drama series 'Holby City' and 'Top Boy'. She had a small role in the 2012 film 'My Brother the Devil', for which she was recognized by Screen International as one of its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow. Michael Caton-Jones cast Wright in her first leading role in 'Urban Hymn' (2015), which brought her to the attention of Hollywood. The same year, she appeared in the 'Doctor Who' episode 'Face the Raven', and the following year, she began a recurring role as Renie on 'Humans'. During this time, she also appeared in the play 'Eclipsed' (written by Danai Gurira) at London's Gate Theatre. Regardless this is how the actress's career started.

How many awards did Letitia Wright win?

In 2018, she attained global recognition for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film 'Black Panther', for which she won an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. She reprised the role in 'Avengers: Infinity War' in 2018 and 'Avengers: Endgame' in 2019, the latter becoming the second highest-grossing film of all time. In 2019, she received the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also appeared in the 2020 anthology series 'Small Axe', which earned her a Satellite Award nomination.

What are the social media handles of Letitia Wright?

Letitia Wright officially does not have an active Twitter account yet but you can check her out on her verified Instagram page under the handle of @letitiawright.


What are Letitia Wright's thoughts on returning to 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'?

According to CBR, Letitia opens up about her return to the Marvel franchise. She said, "The first week was surreal. It was really surreal," she said. "We tried to get our head into the game, into the script, but you're just also processing what just happened in the past eight, nine months, you know, and you're trying to do therapy at the same time as you do the film. And the topic that you are discussing each day is real. They're not fake. The first week it wasn't easy, but we had each other and each day got better."

Letitia Wright's Shuri returns with 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' on the big screens near you on November 11, 2022.


You can watch the trailer of 'Wakanda Forever' below. 


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