Guyanese-born British actress, Letitia Wright who played the role of Princess Shuri – the little sister of King T’Challa (the main character of “Black Panther”) – says she nearly walked away from acting during a difficult time in her life but that God led her back to her passion.
The young actress revealed that she once had a time when she struggled with idolizing acting which made her take a break and focus on her Christian faith.
“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.”
Wright claims that separating her sense of self-worth from the parts she gets has helped her as an actress.
“My happiness wasn’t dependent on [getting a part]. It was dependent on my relationship with God,”
The actress said she is grateful for her faith which continues to keep her centered.
“I am centered in who I am and I’m really grateful. I’m not perfect especially as a Christian. You’re not perfect but you’re walking every day and trying to just stay connected…It’s helped me a lot, and I’m really grateful.”