Actress: 'People Were Testifying About God's Miracles' on the Set of Black Panther
Sope Aluko, a Christian actress born in Nigeria who holds U.S. and British citizenship, said that the set of "Black Panther" (2018) felt "almost like church."
"During breaks we shared our testimony of how we got to where [we] did and most of the people were testifying to God's miracles, it was almost like church," Aluko told Okay Africa's Ezinne Mgbeahuruike.
Mgbeahuruike had asked her, "How was it working alongside such heavy hitters like Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Forest Whitaker?" The actress responded that the "Black Panther" set "felt very familiar and like home."
"We had early call times but I didn't even feel the long set hours because it was such a good time. I didn't feel like I was amongst stars, everyone was so down to earth and normal," Aluko explained. Then came the "church" comment.
It may be encouraging for Christians — often afraid of the secular values of Hollywood — to hear that God's miracles were discussed on the set of a major motion picture set to release this year. But the context of Aluko's remarks should be even more encouraging.
Aluko suggested that discussing God's miracles in a way that felt "almost like church" was "down to earth and normal." She thought of it as "such a good time," and "very familiar and like home."