Wakanda Forever! Lupita Nyong’O, Angela Bassett And Danai Gurira Cover Elle Magazine’s November Issue
The Wakanda women, Lupita Nyong’O, Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett dazzled us with their stunnig look as they smile pretty on the cover of Elle USA Magazine’s November Issue. The cover was done to celebrate the women in Hollywood.
On the cover, the three women were part of the eleven honorees of 2018 as the magazine marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Women in Hollywood.
The delectable black actresses spoke extensively about their roles in the award-winning movie, ‘Black Panther’.
Read excerpts from the interview below.
Angela on black female representation in Black Panther: The women were integral to the storytelling and the wisdom that the main character possessed. It was really important in terms of the representation of black feminine strength.
Danai on her wig-snatching scene: I loved doing that, from the minute she’s wearing that wig and complaining about it, to the minute she gets rid of it very pragmatically. That spoke to so many things about feminine aesthetics.
Lupita on relating to her character: Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.