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Letitia Wright's 'What Are Those?' Line From 'Black Panther' Is Making Her Self-Conscious About Shoes

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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.



"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???'"


Fans teased her in response to her nervous tweet.






Wright responded to the above, commenting on how the one line changed everything after the movie.



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.





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.




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.


And as far as that shoe game goes, we've got her back too.





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