I got to work on this film. YES!
These four ladies were amazing. All respect to Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Daniel Kaluuya — all wonderful in the movie — but the representations provided by Lupita Nyong’o (hell yes), Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett were INSPIRING! Ooof, I’m so excited about this; this movie gives me life! Anyhow, so my scene got cut unfortunately. But the opportunity to be directed by, spoken to, and championed by, Ryan Coogler — no words.
I was in a scene with Angela Bassett. At one point Ryan took Angela to the side and was giving her some of the finest, most inspirational direction, and I, off to the side, started weeping. It was this overwhelming feeling of being lucky, so fortunate, to experience this greatness happening before me. Maybe it was silly, but in any event, I quickly brushed the tears away when Angela came back, and I explained how blessed I felt having done so much work that year (2017), and we talked about the showbiz, and how great it was that Atlanta was getting the opportunities, etc. It was fine.
I got to meet Florence Kasumba, one of the Dora warriors. A German actress. She was interesting to talk to, sweet, inclusive. I pray for all good things for her career and life.
Back to the front (the ATL acting front that is). peace love and prayers — and action – for our divided, beleaguered country.