“Black Panther” was the highest grossing film of 2018. It went on to make more than $700M at the box office domestically. The film has also been nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.
Letitia Wright, who played Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, in the film, won the Rising Star Award at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards Sunday night.
During her acceptance speech, Wright didn’t go into the usual self-righteous spiel the actors and actresses go into, but instead she gave a heartfelt and uplifting message about her struggles, God, her faith and her family.
Wright begins by saying that she “identifies herself as a child of God” and that it was he helped her through a deep state of depression, along with the support and love of her family.
She goes on to say that success didn’t happen overnight and the she considers herself a work in progress. She ends by saying “that God made you and you’re important” and that “God loves you.”