Following the passing of Chadwick Boseman, Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o said that working on the upcoming Disney film, “Wakanda Forever,” was “Therapeutic” for her.
Marvel said last week that its upcoming Black Panther sequel, “Wakanda Forever,” would hit theaters on November 11.
The new film honors Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role in the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther and passed away in August 2020 following an unreported battle with colon cancer.
Lupita, who acted in both movies, shared her ongoing sorrow in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter from Comic-Con:
“When you lose someone, I don’t know when you stop missing them.”
Lupita says she’s grateful that the world will soon get to experience the new film following a trying few years for the film’s team.
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“It’s been a doozy of a few years for everybody,” Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in the films, told the Hollywood Reporter
“For us as a cast, having lost our king, Chadwick Boseman, that was a lot to process, and in many ways, we’re still processing it. When you lose someone, I don’t know when you stop missing them. And of course, we felt it so much, making this film without him.”
“To make this film against all odds is a powerful statement unto itself, and I am very proud that we did it,” she shared.
“It was very therapeutic. It restored a sense of hope for me in making it, and I think we’ve expanded the world of Wakanda in ways that will blow people’s minds — not just Wakanda but the Black Panther world. It’s gonna blow people’s minds, and I just cannot wait until it’s not a secret anymore.”
When asked about the pivotal moment in the trailer that teases someone else donning the Black Panther suit, Nyong’o played it coy.
“Don’t you just love a good secret?” she demurred.