Marvel actress calls out magazines for omitting her quotes praising God
British actress Letitia Wright has criticised magazines for omitting her quotes in which she praises God and gives Him glory for her achievements.
Wright, a Christian who achieved global recognition in 2018 for her portrayal of superhero Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, tweeted: ‘It’s super cute when journalists/interviewers for magazines leave out the massive part where I give God the glory for the success/ achievements in my life. Haha I still love you and God will still be praised.’
Wright, 25, was recently named the best breakthrough actress at the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards 2019.
The star, who reprised the role of Shuri in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and this year’s Avengers: Endgame, said she never wants to take on roles that do not help the cause of her community, despite being warned not to be so picky with her parts.
She told Harper’s Bazaar: “Early on, I would just say no if the roles weren’t progressive for myself or my community.
“You are told there’s not much for you. I just ignored it and I’m still ignoring it.
“I want to work with anyone who has something to say. If it’s meaningful and serves a purpose, I’m up for it.”
Wright found Black Panther to be meaningful, and is proud of the representation she provided on screen.
She believes the film also delivered a message to producers with doubts over casting black talents.
“After the premiere, it was overwhelming,” Wright said.
“I didn’t expect that response to the film. It was doing something that wasn’t done before and it represented the African diaspora.
“It also took the idea that an all-black cast cannot make this amount of money and slapped it in the face.”
The full interview can be read in Harper’s Bazaar on sale now.
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