Letitia Wright Talks Her Intense Prep, Her Confidence In The ‘Black Panther’ Sequel & More [The Playlist Podcast]

Jan 14, 2023

Letitia Wright has been in some of the biggest films of all time, playing a superhero for Marvel Studios. But her role in the new movie, “The Silent Twins,” directed by celebrated Polish auteur Agnieszka Smoczynska (“Lure“), might have been one of the most intense productions she has experienced in her career thus far. And in this episode of The Playlist Podcast, I had the opportunity to talk to Wright about her role in “The Silent Twins,” as well as one of the most anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
READ MORE: ‘Kiin’: Watch ‘The Silent Films’ Companion Short Film To Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Cannes Hit
Obviously, most people recognize Wright from her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she played the young, wisecracking scientist, Shuri, in “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” However, her role in “The Silent Twins” is a very different affair. In the film, she stars opposite Tamara Lawrence, as the twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons, who only communicate with each other and are thought to be silent with the outside world. The incredible true story shows how these young women strive for artistic success and some semblance of an everyday life while everyone else sees them as severely mentally ill.
In the interview, we talk about the intense prep work that Wright went through with her co-star Lawrence, as they had not only to perform roles that run the gamut of emotions but do it alongside each other.
READ MORE: ‘The Silent Twins’ Review: Agnieszka Smoczynska’s Take On A Tragic True Story Is Imaginative [Cannes]
“We had to come on set as a pair,” explained Wright. “We had to really just get comfortable with each other. We had to, in a way, invade each other’s spaces so that we could be authentic to the story. We did a lot of scene work together. We spent a year of research together before bringing it to the screen.” 
She added, “It was nice to share the load of the experience, especially the emotional load that it took for us to make this film.” 
We also talk about Wright’s career as she starts to add producing credits to her filmography. And, of course, I had to ask a few questions about “Black Panther” and the upcoming sequel, “Wakanda Forever.” Particularly, we touch on her emotions as she filmed the sequel, which she describes as “a heartfelt, adventurous movie,” without Chadwick Boseman.
LISTEN: ‘Confess, Fletch’: Jon Hamm & Director Greg Mottola On Remaking The Beloved Franchise, Chevy Chase Not Returning & More [The Discourse Podcast]
“It was hard for me to imagine being on set without my brother. It was something I was battling for months,” she said. “The confidence that Ryan [Coogler] felt that he heard Chadwick just give him that gentle push forward, to continue. And the way that Ryan would express that it was bigger than all of us, and Chad would have wanted us to continue. That really encouraged me. I have so much confidence. I love Ryan.”
Wright added, “I can’t wait for you guys to see the film and how we honored Chad in a beautiful way.”
“The Silent Twins” is in theaters now. You can hear our full discussion below:

The Playlist Podcast is part of The Playlist Podcast Network, which includes Bingeworthy, Be Reel, Deep Focus, The Fourth Wall, and The Discourse. We can be heard on iTunes, AnchorFM, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and most places where podcasts are found. You can stream the podcast via the Spotify embed within the article or click on the lead image at the top page. Follow us on iTunes, and you’ll get this podcast as well as our other shows regularly. Be sure to subscribe and drop us a comment or a rating, as we greatly appreciate it. Thank you for listening.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by filmibee.
Publisher: Source link

The Ghost Lights | Film Threat

NOW ON TUBI! Grab a six-pack of Shiner Bock and a Joe Ely western shirt as we head to Texas for writer/director Timothy Stevens’ well-constructed sci-fi thriller The Ghost Lights. Journalist Alex (Katreeva Phillips) arrives in Dallas for her father’s…

Mar 24, 2023

Unsettling Horror Film Thoughtfully Engages With Insecurity [SXSW]

Written and directed by Anna Zlokovic, Appendage is a grotesque body horror film with a powerful message. It doesn’t take long to get started, with the film quickly introducing Hannah (Hadley Robinson), an up-and-coming fashion designer with a plethora of…

Mar 24, 2023

National Anthem | Film Threat

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2023 REVIEW! The debut feature film for first-time director Luke Gilford, National Anthem is a dramatic film of exploration, discovery, and love in the wild lands of the Southwest desert for Dylan (Charlie Plummer), who takes odd…

Mar 24, 2023

John Wick Chapter 4 Packs A Fast And Furious Punch

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into…

Mar 24, 2023