“Black Panther” Cast Cover Essence Magazine’s March 2018 Cover
The stars of the highly anticipated film Black Panther; Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Forrest Whitaker, Letitia Wright are the cover stars of Essence Magazine‘s March 2018 Issue.
For the cover story, they speak to writer Karen Good Marable about why this fantasy of an African nation Wakanda, feels so right and so real.
Also, Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett shares how the director Ryan Coogler called her up to play the character of Queen Ramonda, King T’Challa’s mother.
Director Ryan Coogler also spoke with the publication about his experiences with helming this landmark film, admitting that “I had really been studying the effects of colonization and the African Diaspora, specifically as it relates to African-Americans and Africans, and what I hit on was this concept of what it means to be African. I pitched that to the studio as a main theme of exploration, and they were totally interested, which is, to their credit, really cool.”
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