Sunday, April 18, 2021

Letitia Wright Admits Dating is Hard Following ‘Black Panter’ Success


*“Black Panther” star Letitia Wright is finding dating to be damn near impossible now that she’s a Hollywood superstar. 

As the December cover star for Dazed magazine, the actress, 27, opens up about trying to find love in this digital era. 

Wright explains how her friend told her to try dating apps, joking, “She has the benefit of exploring without somebody going, ‘Oh my God! Wakanda Forever!’ She doesn’t have that problem.” “Wakanda Forever” is a reference to Marvel’s “Black Panther.”

She added, “I just need to meet the one person that’s for me and that’s it. Done. I don’t need to do all that website stuff.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Wright notes how she hopes her movie roles will help further the Black Lives Matter movement. 

READ MORE: Letitia Wright & Malachi Kirby, Stars in New Film as the ‘Mangrove Nine’ – EUR Exclusive/Watch

You can next catch her in the new film “Mangrove,” which tells the story of the “Mangrove 9,” a group of British black activists who were tried for provoking riots during a protest in 1970.

Wright plays the role of Altheia Jones-Le Cointe, a Trinidadian physician and research scientist and also leader in the British Black Panther Movement.

In an exclusive interview with EURweb, Wright said of her character: “I can’t describe this woman in one word. I would just say extraordinary because she made a difference where she was. She’s the everyday woman. She made a difference when she was in university studying biochemistry. She made a difference to stand up against people who wanted to come into the school.”

The film takes us through the powerful trial and shows racial tensions between Britain police and Black activists. It comes at a critical time as racial tensions and protests are growing across the world currently.

After wrapping  “Mangrove”, Wright says she learned of the death of George Floyd from director Steve McQueen. “It feels like life imitating art and art imitating life,” she tells Dazed.

“I’m just tired really, tired of constantly having to say the same things…” she added. “We said it beforehand for years, and then you say it again, and then you say it again, and then you say it again, and then you’re in ‘Mangrove’, and then you’re in the street demonstrating.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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