Black Panther’s Letitia Wright Says She ‘Could Hear’ Chadwick Boseman Tell Her ‘You Got This’ While Filming Sequel

Letitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther’s Letitia Wright Says She ‘Could Hear’ Chadwick Boseman Tell Her ‘You Got This’ While Filming Sequel

Costars of the late Chadwick Boseman opened up about the loss of the legendary actor and the filming process since his tragic death.

Over the weekend, “Wakanda Forever” costars Letitia Wright and Winston Duke reportedly sat down for an interview and spoke on honoring Chadwick Boseman — the late actor who played the Marvel superhero character Black Panther.

Chadwick Boseman

According to reports, actress Letitia Wright, 28, shared that she felt late costar Chadwick Boseman’s presence while making the highly anticipated “Black Panther” sequel.

Letitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman

Letitia Wright played Zuri, Black Panther’s tech-genius little sister in the 2018 Marvel blockbuster, and she reprises the role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was filmed after Boseman’s passing. Wright recalled,

“I will always have moments on set of doubt, and I’ll be like, ‘Oh man, I don’t know if I can do this.’ I could just hear [Boseman] be like, ‘Sister, you’re great. You got this. I’m proud of you.’ That really just kept me moving forward.”

Letitia Wright

Costar Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in the movies, also opened up and shared it “wasn’t the same dynamic” on the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” set without Boseman, but the cast still found “joy” with each other. Winston Duke, 35, shared,

“You don’t realize that this movie wasn’t as playful in between takes as the first one. When Chadwick was around we were rapping and laughing. It just wasn’t the same dynamic. That’s one thing we can tell you: It wasn’t the same dynamic. But it couldn’t be, because it’s not the same circumstance.” 

Duke added,

“The joy was at times very easy to find because you’re also with people who are full of joy. And it just happens that we’re dealing with a tragedy. We’re dealing with immense loss of a person that we really loved and we knew as a person. Because we didn’t know Chadwick as a figure on the screen, from far away, aspirational; we knew him as a friend, as someone’s husband, someone’s brother, someone’s son, and a funny dude. It’s very hard at times but really fun.”

Winston Duke

Boseman died with his wife at his side on August 28, 2020, after a four-year battle with colon cancer that he kept secret from the public. He was 43 at the time of his death.

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Authored by: Ariel Whitely