There’s an old adage about what happens when you begin surrendering all to God. He will give you more. Ms. Wright, who has been cast in blockbuster Black Panther, has been getting in touch with God a bit lately.
She told Variety about the calling on her to play the role.
She says, ‘It was easy, and I’ll tell you why. I feel like it was ordained. I really, really feel like this is just a God thing. Even before I met him, I knew that he was going to play my brother.’
Letitia Wright who plays the role of The Black Panther’s little sister Shuri, explained how acting became an idol in her life, leading her to seek God for happiness and security instead.
Here’s what she told ITV’s “This Morning”:
I was going through a lot, a very difficult time in my life and I just needed to take a break from acting because I really idolized it. So I came off from it and I went on a journey to discover God and my relationship with God and I became a Christian. It really just gave me so much love and light within myself. I felt secure and I felt like I didn’t need validation from anyone else or from getting a part. My happiness wasn’t dependent on that, it was dependent on my relationship with God.
I’m centered in who I am and I’m really grateful. I’m not perfect. Especially as a Christian you’re not perfect But you’re walking everyday and trying to just stay connected and yeah it’s helped me a lot so I’m really grateful.
I hope she keeps this spirit. ‘Black Panther, now the tenth biggest pic of all time domestically, has scored a place in film history. Take a listen to the savvy God fearing young woman.