In a recent interview with British online newspaper The Independent, Guyanese-born British actress Letitia Wright opened up about how God has sustained her throughout her career.
“The world is so fickle, and there’s not much that you can really put your hope in to make you feel whole,” Wright, 27, told the interviewer. “Even now, I’m going through a new transformative stage of my life with understanding who I am, but with God, you can really just get through these situations. It’s been beautiful to have my faith in Jesus, which is worth more than anything,” the Marvel actress added.
Wright is perhaps best known for her role in the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther. She played Shuri, the sister to T’Challa, or the Black Panther, who was played by the late actor Chadwick Boseman.
While Wright has unabashedly shared her faith in Christ while in Hollywood, her outspoken fervor for the Lord has not gone without opposition. Wright told The Independent that throughout her career, people have advised her to keep her beliefs to herself.
“I’ve had people tell me, ‘Hey, you should stop talking about Jesus,'” the actress explained. “But there will always be pressures to keep things private that the world may not agree with. And I’m not trying to force anything on anyone. I’m sharing my truth because I probably wouldn’t be alive right now if it wasn’t for Jesus, I probably wouldn’t have been able to cope,” she added.
“And if someone saves you and brings light and love to your life, you want to share that. You don’t want to hide it,” Wright asserted.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Wright has sarcastically criticized magazines in the past for omitting her quotes about God.
The Black Panther star also addressed her recent decision to delete her Twitter account after facing backlash for tweeting an anti-vaccination video and captioning it with the prayer hands emoji. At the time, Wright contended that she was just trying to raise “concerns” and think for herself.
In retrospect, Wright pointed out that her words were taken out of context.
“I guess I realised that … I realised that people will say that you said things that you did not say. And that was hard,” she said.
Wright, who has been off Twitter and Instagram for eight months, shared that her time off of social media has allowed her to spend more time educating herself, reading books, and spending time with her family.
“There’s not been this pressure of expectation…Everyone should just step away from social media”, she said.
Wright recently returned to television in the new drama I am Danielle on U.K. Channel 4, where she plays the lead character.