Black Panther, Letitia Wright terrified of losing someone after the disappearance of Chadwick Boseman

In dealing with the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther star Letitia Wright has said she developed a completely different attachment to life than she previously had.

One of the main elements within the narrative of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it is his continual reflection on T’challa’s death and his future legacy. Talking about the impact of the character and the disappearance of Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright he recounted the difficulties of mourning his friend and co-star, and the pain generated by this farewell.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright in one scene

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress recently had a chat with The Guardian website, touching on topics like her career and personal life. When it came time to talk about her latest role, she inevitably ended up also telling about Boseman and her death, reporting that “I was devastated, as you can imagine. I had to work it out through therapy. I didn’t get a two-year break to process it, as I went right back to the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We had to start shooting six months after Chad died. Only later did I begin to understand the depth of the pain I was feeling“.

In speaking of her entry into the ranks of Marvel Letitia confesses to “have never been an avid comic book reader, while loving what Marvel is doing with Black Panther“: “I’m amazed at how many people know my name! I never compare it to what I do in terms of independent or arthouse films. I see them as the same, really, I’m just trying to make a character that has meaning. And to me, Shuri means so much. She has inspired so many little kids around the world especially young black women to have fun and be proud of themselves in the STEM education category [scienza, tecnologia, istruzione e matematica]. She is a character that so many girls wish they were“.

During her first auditions for films, Boseman seems to have chosen her for the role of Shuri, according to the actress, who formed an immediate bond with him. The brother and sister relationship on the set, according to Wright, was also projected outside her, making her untimely death even more difficult. The Black Panther actor died at the age of 43 in 2020, from colon cancer. Returning to the subject, Letitia reveals that the situation was completely unexpected for her too, finding herself facing something enormous without the slightest emotional preparation.

Letitia Wright reveals the traumatic way she learned of Chadwick Boseman’s death

Until something like this happens to you, you will never know how it will affect you. You think you have time, and that’s what I’ve learned. These things make you realize that it’s important to be around the people you lovesaid the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress.
The amount of times I text cast members to tell them I love them, especially Danai [Gurira] now it’s different. I always text Ryan [Coogler, il regista dei film di Black Panther] telling him I love him and asking how he is. I’m not going to delay any longer because tomorrow is not promised. Ever since Chad died, I’ve been so scared of losing the people close to me“.

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