What Happened When This Breakout 'Black Panther' Star Gave Up Everything for Christ

Cast member Letitia Wright poses for a portrait while promoting the movie "Black Panther."
Cast member Letitia Wright poses for a portrait while promoting the movie "Black Panther." (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Black Panther is nothing short of a phenomenon. The latest installment in the wildly successful Marvel movie series, it has become the second-highest grossing four-day opening in movie history, raking in $242 million. The film has been praised by critics and received a 97 percent rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

"A film that fulfills the most rote demands of superhero spectacle, yet does so with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking," wrote Ann Hornaday at The Washington Post.

But even more remarkable than box-office records and glowing reviews is the story behind actress Letitia Wright, who plays T'Challa's little sister, Shuri. Wright, who appeared on British talk show This Morning, talked about how she almost missed out on the role after hitting a crisis in her life, dumping acting and going on a search for God.

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