A trendy honor. Letitia Wright paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally premiere.
The Guyana native, 28, stepped onto the purple carpet on the Los Angeles screening on Wednesday, October 26, carrying a shocking Alexander McQueen swimsuit that featured jeweled straps on the shoulders. The actress paired the piece with shiny black loafers and dainty dangling earrings.
If her ensemble feels acquainted, it’s as a result of Boseman — who died in August 2020 at age 43 following a non-public battle with colon most cancers — wore an identical getup on the 2018 Oscars.
On the occasion, the Get On Up actor wowed in a Givenchy Couture swimsuit that featured an elongated coat and tailor-made pants. As cameras flashed, Boseman did the Wakanda salute. Wright did the identical on the movie’s premiere on Wednesday.
Followers shortly seen the nod, sharing their reactions on Twitter. “OH MY GOD,” wrote one social media person alongside side-by-side pictures of Wright and Boseman of their outfits. A second fan tweeted: “I like the tribute to Chadwick. Very good.”
“Letitia Wright carrying [the] similar outfit as Chadwick Boseman,” a 3rd fan wrote, including a crying emoji.
Wakanda Eternally is the sequel of Black Panther, which premiered in February 2018. Within the first movie, Wright portrayed Shuri — the brother of Boseman’s T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Following his dying, filmmakers revealed how they deliberate to proceed the story with out the late actor, sharing that they might not recast the beloved position.
“There’s just one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Marvel govt Victoria Alonso advised Argentinean outlet Clarin in November 2020. “Our king, sadly, has died in actual life, not simply in fiction, and we’re taking time to see how we proceed the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has occurred to us that was so surprising, so painful, so horrible, actually.”
Director Ryan Coogler echoed related sentiments. “I do know Chad wouldn’t have needed us to cease,” he advised The Hollywood Reporter in March 2021. “He was anyone who was so concerning the collective. Black Panther, that was his film. He was employed to play that position earlier than anyone else was even considered, earlier than I used to be employed, earlier than any of the actresses have been employed.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally premieres on November 11.