'Black Panther' Actress Scolds Media for Censoring Her When 'I Give God the Glory'
Letitia Wright, a Guyanese-American actress best known for her role as Shuri in Black Panther (2018), chided the media for censoring her praise to God in interviews.
"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," Wright tweeted last month. "Haha I still love you and God will still be praised."
Wright has boldly declared her faith time and time again, thanking God for her success.
"I identify myself as a child of God, and I can’t get up here without thanking God," she said after receiving the Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). "A few years ago, I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting. The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith, my family, and an email from BAFTA" inviting her to take part in a project.
She shared the video of that speech, saying, "I pray this encourages you."
Shortly before chiding the media for censoring her constant thankfulness to God, Wright tweeted a statement about God's sovereignty and the sufficiency of His grace.
"If its Gods [sic] will for you to have it. It will be yours. There’s no forcing anything in the kingdom. Let his will be done. That’s it. His grace is sufficient," she tweeted.
The Black Panther actress also celebrated Kanye West's recent album Jesus Is King. She said it was the "first time in years I’ve been able to play a Ye album and not have to switch it off due to the profanity. [Jesus Is King] is on repeat!"
Wright is far from the only Black Panther actress to celebrate God publicly. Sope Aluko, a Christian actress born in Nigeria who holds U.S. and British citizenship, said that the Black Panther set 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.
[H/T] Katie Yoder, Catholic Vote.
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