Letitia Wright, who plays Nakia in the popular film Black Panther, has denied sharing anti-vaccine beliefs on the set of the sequel. The story was “totally incorrect,” according to the British actress who plays Shuri in the Marvel movie.
She was chastised in December for distributing a video that made false claims regarding the safety of the Covid-19 vaccination. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she echoed similar sentiments on the set of Black Panther 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wright, who was nominated for a Bafta TV Award earlier this year, took to Instagram to comment on the report.
“May God bless each and every one of you. It pains me to have to respond to The Hollywood Reporter’s reports from October 6th, 2021, she added.” Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I put in a lot of effort into my work, and that my major goal is to create work that is both effective and inspiring. That has been and will remain my whole focus.
“I’ll keep holding on to God’s hands and the passage in Isaiah 54:17. I’m still concentrating on my recovery. Thank you for your well-wishes. I’ll keep praying for God’s love, peace, and joy for you all. God’s blessings on you. Letitia. “
The post was accompanied by a picture of a suit of armour and a quote from Isaiah 54:17, which says, “Weapons intended to assault you will fail; words shouted against you will do you no harm.”
The vaccine question is currently “splitting Hollywood,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, with studios and producers deciding whether or not to make immunisation mandatory on set. According to the trade newspaper, Disney, which owns Marvel, is launching a system this month in which people who have been vaccinated in a production’s main zone will wear a yellow wristband, while those who have not will not. Netflix announced in July that vaccines would be required for employees working in that zone on its TV and film projects.