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Lupita Nyong’o Hopes ‘Black Panther’ Will Help Many Envision What Africa Would Look Like If It Had Never Been Colonized

At the world premiere screening of the highly anticipated film “Black Panther”, Lupita Nyong’o spoke to E! News briefly about what it actually took for┬áher to pull off the fierce role of Nakia. Lupita said to perform this role she had to be in “particularly good shape for it to do the stunts. And she “loved it.”

Nyong’o went into detail about the training required to tackle the stunts in the film. She says, “We had six weeks of boot camp before we started filming… going to Atlanta and working with a stunt team. It started off with 4 hours of training a day which was exhausting.”

The actress then expressed her take on the movie. She explains that the fictional nation Wakanda is “such an exciting world to be in. Like none other we’ve ever seen.” She goes on to say it’s like we see “what would Africa look like if it was not colonized.” Nyong’o says she hopes the audience leaves thinking about if “they can be citizens of Wakanda.”

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