Actress Letitia Wright plays Shuri, little sister to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in Marvel’s Black Panther. Shuri is arguably the scene stealer in the highly successful movie known for her supersmarts and attention-grabbing one-liners.
coming out my house like 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/MnLsnyzLPA
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) March 27, 2018
One of the funniest scenes in the movie happens when Shuri teases T’Challa about his archaic sandals. Her character shouts, “What are those?!” to mock him. Now, Wright says she’s nervous about that line being used on her when she walks out of her home. To counter the joke, the actress believes she always has to make sure her shoes are on point.
Though Wright worries about the joke following her around, it should be mentioned that many have fallen victim to it. The infamous trick comes from a viral video of a man asking a police officer about his black work boots that was posted to Instagram in 2015.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.