Letitia Wright has spoken of “creating spaces” in the film industry in a new interview.
Featured in the November issue of ELLE UK, the Black Panther star, 26, said: ‘We have to be this strong foundation for each other’ as she posed in a cover shoot. .
With not enough space for black women to be successful, the actress, who is set to portray the struggles of the West Indian community in London for Steve McQueen’s new Small Ax series, admitted: “It’s sad and it hurts. “
‘We have to be a solid foundation for each other’: Letitia Wright discussed ‘creating spaces’ in the film industry in a new interview for the November issue of ELLE UK
The screen star, who has played major roles in Black Mirror and Avengers: Endgame, then explained how she stays motivated and lives with a powerful quote from actor Will Smith.
Letitia said: “But the funny thing is if you get away from that mentality and go, no, there is room for all of us. [to succeed], we just have to keep building a wall.
“The bottom bricks have to be laid first before the bricks in the second row can be laid. So if you say, OK, you lay your brick there, and I’ll lay my brick in the next couple of months.
“Let me make sure your laid brick is good, solid, and well paid for … So soon you have a wall.” Yeah, I stole this from Will Smith.
Strong message: The Black Panther star, 26, said, “We have to be that solid foundation for each other” while posing in a cover photoshoot for the magazine.
‘Let me make sure your laid brick is right’: screen star explained how she stays motivated and lives with powerful quote from actor Will Smith
“I’ve been listening to this since I was 16, but he has a point: we have to be bricks, we have to be this solid foundation for each other or what’s the point? “
The media personality has established himself around the world as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, winning coveted awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the NAACP Image Awards and the British Academy Film Awards last year.
After being recognized by members of the audience, the TV and movie star shared, “As soon as you go to Sainsbury’s you might even wear a hat, but they’re like, ‘Yo, I swear it’s my Black Panther girl! ‘
Letitia’s next role will see her transform into Altheia Jones in the anthology series Small Ax, which features five stories about how the Caribbean community shaped its own destiny between the 1960s and 1980s, despite racism and discrimination. that she was confronted with.
“I am spotted at Sainsbury’s! The media personality rose to global prominence as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther movie (pictured)
“It’s about standing up for justice”: Letitia’s next role will see her transform into Altheia Jones in the anthology series Small Ax, based on the West Indian community in London (photo)
“I keep a very small circle”: the comedian also apologized for maintaining a small group of friendships with longtime friends John Boyega (pictured) and Damson Idris
The Cucumber star drew parallels between her upcoming show and the Black Lives Matter movement, telling the post, “Prepare for it, do it, give it all you can, then you get to 2020 and you’re like, wait a minute, it happens again.
“People don’t come out to protest because they want to. Its aggravation after aggravation and defense of justice.
Elsewhere in the interview, the thespian talked about maintaining a small friendship group with longtime friends John Boyega and Damson Idris and dealing with the pressure of being a top actress.
Available now: Read Letitia’s full interview in Elle UK’s November issue
The former Identity School of Acting said, “I’m really proud of the circle I keep and it’s a very small circle, it’s almost like a point.
“I remember asking actor Naomie Harris for advice a few years ago, and she met me and said, ‘How are you, that’s how people will respond to you. So if I show up and have a Gucci Bag or [I’m] in the club every day – that’s fine with that, if that’s your vibe – but I’m very calm and all about work.
“We are all family, we all support each other. And – I’m not going to lie – in the UK because we’re so small, like, it’s such a small pool of players, we support each other and we love each other.
The Guava Island star has once credited her Christian faith with helping her overcome depression.
Recalling once seeing pop star Justin Bieber while attending a session at the Hillsong megachurch in the US, Letitia said, “They had a free early morning sermon and my friend insisted on that we arrived on time.
“As I walked around, seeing Justin Bieber there with his notepad and hoodie at 9 in the morning, I thought, what? “
Candide: The island of Guava star has once credited her Christian faith with helping her overcome depression