One of the stars from the hit Marvel movie Black Panther Letitia Wright challenged journalists who cut out her faith in a recent interview.
“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,” she wrote in a tweet, according to Fox News.
Wright, who gained stardom after her role as Shuri in “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” finished her tweet lightheartedly: “Haha I still love you and God will still be praised.”
The tweet came only a few days before Harper’s Bazaar named her as one of their “Women of the Year.” But the article failed to mention the role God and her faith has played in her life.
“A few years ago, I saw myself in a deep state of depression, and I literally wanted to quit acting,” the 26-year-old actress said after receiving the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) “Rising Star” Award. “The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith, my family, and an email from BAFTA saying they wanted me to be a part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, and I was like, ‘Let me try again.’”
She also credited God for her success in her speech.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter last year, Wright opened up on her nearly crippling depression.
“Sparked by a trip to a Bible Study,” the article said, “it was faith that rescued her from this ‘very dark place,’… Immersing herself in Christianity, she found her equilibrium. Acting, she could take or leave; she turned down a film with Nicole Kidman to focus on her rehabilitative journey. ‘I wrapped it up and was done with it, happy to do anything that was more chilled,’ she says. ‘But that’s not the way God had it with me.’”
She continued to share how God gives her direction in her career.
“I pride myself on keeping it the same as when I came into acting,” she said, “to not just change the lane and take everything, just because it may have a big name or a big budget. Am I right for this part? Is this what I should be playing? If something feels off in my spirit, I know that’s God’s way of saying, ‘You shouldn’t do that.’”
Wright is slated to continue her role as Shuri in a Black Panther sequel, as well as smaller projects “that make people think.”
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Mikaela Mathews is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas, TX. She was the editor of a local magazine and a contributing writer for the Galveston Daily News and Spirit Magazine.