The November issue of Elle Magazine is about celebrating Women in Hollywood and their cover stars, Angela Bassett, Dana’i Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o are among their 11 honorees.
The stars of 2018 most talked about movie Black Panther talked about their role in the movie and it’s cultural importance.
Angela Bassett played the role of Queen Ramonda, queen mother and mother to the main character played by Chadwick Boseman, Dana’i Gurira played the military general Okoye and Lupita Nyong’o played Nakia, a spy and the love interest of the main character.
Angela Bassett On The Depiction Of The Female Characters In The Movie
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.
Dana’i Gurira 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 Nyong’o On Her Character Nakia
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.