‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright & ‘A Wrinkle in Time Star’ Storm Reid Connect & Inspire Us All

As Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time and Shuri in Black Panther, Storm Reid and Letitia Wright introduced the world to two strong, intelligent, inspirational Black female characters in two big budget films. The actresses recently came together to interview one another about the similar paths that their lives have taken and how they strive to not only live up to the legacy of their performances but exceed them.

While discussing how their lives have changed since starring in their respective films Reid mentioned some advice she received from the living legend that she refers to as “Miss Oprah!” “She (Oprah) told me that I wasn’t going to change, but the people around me were going to change,” Reid shared. “So I’ve been noticing that, and some people are changing for the better, and some people that are not as genuine as I thought they were, but I think it’s kind of good to have that realization, to get rid of all the negative energy and the bad stuff.”

Wright agreed, and added her opinion on the fans’ response to their characters, and the reach of their influence.

“The support and just seeing everyone so connected to our characters and painting pictures of us, and dressing up like us,” she said. “I really think, in a sense, we’ve really made a positive mark on the world and it’s something to be proud of.”

Regardless of how their circumstances have changed, both ladies appear to have a balanced positive view on life that will serve them well in their careers going forward.  Check out the above clip for the full interview!