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Feb 20, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

Letitia Wright, Black Panther's "Shuri" On How She Became A Christian When Acting Became An Idol

In an interview with Britain's "This Morning" show, Letitia Wright, co-star in Marvel's newest superhero blockbuster "Black Panther," recalls becoming a Christian and how she once had to take a break from acting after realizing that it had become an idol. Hear her comments in the video at the end of this article.

Wright, who plays the genius younger sister of the film's main character, King T'Challa, is a Guyanese-born British actress who also starred in films like "The Commuter" and "Urban Hymn" along with U.K. shows "Top Boy," "Doctor Who" and "Humans."

Wright says, however, that there was once a time when she struggled with idolizing acting:

"I was going through a lot, a very difficult time in my life and I just needed to take a break from acting because I really idolized it. So I came off from it and I went on a journey to discover God and my relationship with God and I became a Christian. It really just gave me so much love and light within myself. I felt secure and I felt like I didn't need validation from anyone else or from getting a part. My happiness wasn't dependent on that, it was dependent on my relationship with God."

Hear Wright's thoughts on her devotion to God in the video below:



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