Celebrities (like Kanye West and Kevin Hart) are unafraid to give glory to God, as Our Action Place shared. Letitia Wright who played Princess Shuri in Marvel’s “Black Panther” is another fearless believer taking a stand for God.

Wright, 26, called out journalists for neglecting to use quotes about God during published interviews. 


“It’s super cute when journalists/interviewers for magazines leave out the massive part where I give God the glory for the success/achievements in my life. Haha, I still love you, and God will still be praised,” tweeted Wright.

Initially, she thought faith was an absurdity.

“My friends told me about it and I thought it was nonsense and I realized that it wasn’t, that the spirit of God, the holy spirit is very real. And, I realized that and I felt centered,” she said in an interview with ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl!.

Wright struggled with depression but focused on Jesus and became a student of the Bible. During this process, God delivered her from depression and pain.

“A few years ago I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting. The only thing that pulled me out of it was God, my belief, my faith, and my family, and an email from BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards Rising Star) asking me to become part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, I was like: ‘Let me try again,'” she said in her acceptance speech.  

The rising star affirmed: “I identify myself as a child of God and I can’t get up here without thanking God.”

She encouraged others when they’re going through hardships that God loves them.

“I want to encourage young people. You don’t have to be young, you can be any age, but I want to encourage you – anyone going through a hard time… God made you and you’re important. There might be some of you here who might be going through a hard time. I just want to encourage you and God loves you. Just let your light shine.”

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The speech of Wright is a reminder of Mathew 5:16.

“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Wright starred in the television show Black Mirror, the movie, “Ready Player One” directed by Steven Spielberg. She’s currently filming “Death on the Nile,” starring Annette Bening set for release October 2020.


About the Author

Corine Gatti-Santillo has spent two decades as an editor, investigative reporter and web content strategist; her work has appeared in The Christian Post, LifeZette and CBN, among other outlets. She is host of the program “Mom on the Right” on The Liberty Beacon TV. She and her husband, Rocky, live in Virginia with their infant daughter and yellow lab Maggie.