Lupita Nyong’o, during an interview related to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, said she cried when the director made her read the script of the film.
Lupita Nyong’olike all the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverfaced obvious difficulties before and during the filming of the film due to the death of the late Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020 after a battle with colon cancer.
Nyong’o, who played Boseman’s love interest in the first film, revealed she was moved when director-writer Ryan Coogler showed her the script and explained the concept of the sequel: “He showed me the project and I remember crying.”
“I cried a lot, I couldn’t control myself because, in reality, I was relieved. I was relieved to know that we would honor Chadwick, honor T’Challa and that Nakia would have this ongoing story that would allow her to grow.“, the actress explained to a reporter from The Hollywood Reporter.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the thirtieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the last of the so-called “Phase Four‘, has been positively received thus far, and the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reads: ‘A touching tribute that satisfactorily continues the franchise, the film is an ambitious and emotionally gratifying triumph for the MCU“.