Lupita will be taking on a very active role in the Black Panther film, Nakia is a major player in the comics and very close to the King T’challa/Black Panther himself. She is a character that is considered a hunter of those who look to expose the secrets of the kingdom of Wakanda. She is a strong character that is willing to even kill for her country and will be part of many covert missions outside its borders. Lupita Nyong’o will get the opportunity to show audiences her reach while portraying a character that is basically warrior and a spy. Photos of the actress on set have already shown that she has the physique and demeanor to make the character come to life, expect her to give a very authentic performance.
2) African Beauty:
Immediately Lupita’s beauty is noticeable in the latest photographs on set of the movie. She has the unique ability to sell that she is a warrior but she still retains a softness and femininity that's quite sublime. She epitomizes African beauty with her dark skin, full lips, and natural hair. She is showing the world once again that beauty comes in many different skin tones and hairstyles, negating the ideas that all beautiful women need long or straight hair. This is an image of beauty the world needs to see, particularly young women of color and they will see it on the big screen.
1) Acting Resume:
The superhero genre has come a long way in the last few years. What was once seen as taboo is now drawing the interest of really great actors and actresses. This trend continues with Lupita, she has an incredible resume within her craft. She has a bachelor degree specializing in film and theater, along with a Masters degree from Yale School of Drama. Also don’t forget her Academy Award for best supporting actress in the movie “12 years a Slave”. This is an bonafide actress that wanted to be part of a Marvel movie and this will likely be a special treat for audiences--the acting in this film will be superb.