Black Panther became a huge box-office success and was lauded for its culturally ground-breaking role by featuring a diverse black cast in a mainstream superhero movie.
Not only is the Marvel Studios film a thrilling action piece, it's also pretty hysterical, thanks in part to Letitia Wright's affable portrayal of Shuri.
There's one particular line Wright delivered that is making her pretty anxious these days.
One of Shuri's memorable scenes is when she asks her brother T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) "What are those?" referring to his sandals.
@letitiawright https://t.co/6FnRnbKeho— love, lucie (@love, lucie) 1522181665.0
"Can't lie, I'm nervous because my sneaker game has to always be on point now," the actress tweeted. "I know people are waiting to scream 'what are thoseeee???'"
can’t lie I’m nervous because my sneaker game has to always be on point now 🤦🏾♀️ I know people are waiting to scre… https://t.co/66BQVJlLHJ— Letitia Wright (@Letitia Wright) 1522180984.0
Fans teased her in response to her nervous tweet.
@letitiawright @samuraijaxon they’re looking for you to come out the house like https://t.co/LuFv9eHfoK— wavy mami 🌊 (@wavy mami 🌊) 1522189687.0
@letitiawright People assessing your shoe game like https://t.co/js1sk9VNnB— Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry) 1522181085.0
Wright responded to the above, commenting on how the one line changed everything after the movie.
@MatthewACherry bro! Life ain’t the same anymore 😭😭😭😭😭— Letitia Wright (@Letitia Wright) 1522181280.0
coming out my house like 😭😭😭 https://t.co/MnLsnyzLPA— Letitia Wright (@Letitia Wright) 1522181021.0
She's probably regretting revealing her fear online.
According to Pop Sugar, the line stemmed from a popular meme from 2015 when a video of a police officer being asked about his black boots was uploaded to Instagram.
Fans aren't worried, however. This piece of advice caught Wright's attention.
@letitiawright It’s all about confidence https://t.co/Rx42lclaCO— Kelly Lowery Rowe (@Kelly Lowery Rowe) 1522181229.0
@kellyjess95 Looooooooool true— Letitia Wright (@Letitia Wright) 1522182095.0
When Shuri said “What are those?!?” I knew she was gonna be my fave. Letitia Wright is amazing in #BlackPanther. To… https://t.co/LRobuaoblT— Candice Springer (@Candice Springer) 1518979851.0
Shuri proved she is a Black Panther herself when T'Challa fell into a coma and was presumed dead. Graphic novelist Reginald Hudlin told Washington Post's Comic Riffs about how he was proud to see his co-creation on the big screen and envisioned seeing more of the character in the future.
I certainly presume that she will don the habit, as well. That's the whole point. Everyone should be a Black Panther. It's not just for boys. I've got a son and a daughter, and they should both have cool a– Black Panther costumes on Halloween.
The Black Panther cosplay trend has already begun.
Shuri makeup test, from Black Panther :D I did my best, i hope you like it 💕 Soon I will do the full Cosplay 😍 https://t.co/GZFLCeeMvv— Ñao (@Ñao) 1521477907.0
The Guyanese-born British actress, 24, prepped for the role of T'Challa's 16-year-old kid sister by watching documentaries of young African women in the STEM fields.
[I'd] just listen to their challenges, which were similar to what Shuri goes through," she told the Associated Press. "I found that was a reality for many girls in Africa, they were looked down upon. I used that to influence my performance and fuel the drive that Shuri has to really push the boundaries of the technology."
Wright also expressed her admiration for the tech-savvy Shuri.
People her age are not usually put in charge of things. You have to look to the adults all the time.
It's a lot of love and loyalty between them and they have each other's backs. He's got her and she's got him. They're royalty, but there's still something about them which the world can relate to. They make a good team.
People keep saying this thing about Shuri being the Q to T'Challa like in James Bond. She looks out for him and she protects him. She also tells him the truth.
📷| Photoshop de Chadwick Boseman e Letitia Wright by Kwaku Alston https://t.co/Qqf3Q5MM2d— Chadwick Boseman Brasil (@Chadwick Boseman Brasil) 1522005575.0
And as far as that shoe game goes, we've got her back too.
@letitiawright You got This! Shoe game tight! https://t.co/XKCQUOMGhP— Addie (@Addie) 1522264181.0
@letitiawright You inspire the giants! 😂 😂 https://t.co/tygnIrkAMn— Ⓜⓐⓝⓝⓘⓧ Ⓜⓐⓝⓓⓔⓛⓐ (@Ⓜⓐⓝⓝⓘⓧ Ⓜⓐⓝⓓⓔⓛⓐ) 1522220329.0
@letitiawright queen, you don’t have to be nervous cause you’re GLOWING— alice (@alice) 1522242159.0