The COVID-19 vaccine issue continues to divide Hollywood. Although the threat of the delta variant prevails, film activity is recovering from the momentum it lost almost completely in 2020. In part, thanks are due to the various vaccination campaigns, which make it possible for industry professionals to have greater confidence in the reopening of film sets, with their proper security protocols. However, it seems that the actress Letitia wright he continues to be one of the personalities who openly manifest an anti-vaccine stance.
Wright is one of the young stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, since in 2018 he made his debut as Shuri in Black panther. His next appearance in the franchise will occur through the sequel to that acclaimed film, which is currently in production. Certainly this shoot has not been without drawbacks and it is enough to remember that, at the end of August, the same actress suffered a minor accident that led her to the hospital. But according to new reports, she also remains at the center of the controversy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever claims Letitia Wright still holds an anti-vaccine stance on film set. Such suspicion is nothing new, because in December 2020, the interpreter shared – in suggestive support – a video through social networks where a religious leader questions the legitimacy of vaccination to combat the new coronavirus. The post sparked strong criticism of Wright, who responded to them with another tweet.
“If you are not satisfied with popular opinions, but you ask questions and you question, and you think for yourself … then they cancel you,” he said.
The complaints were about the misinformation that Wright was encouraging by spreading that controversial video. After all, there were no official medical bases to support those arguments against the vaccine. On the other hand, the actor explained that he never intended to harm anyone.
My intention was not to hurt anyone. My only intention in posting the video was to raise my concerns about what the vaccine contains and what we are putting into our bodies. Nothing more.”
Likewise, the latest report from The Hollywood Reporter notes that Disney will implement this month a “system of sticker»For all your future productions. The idea is to be able to differentiate the members of the crew in two sections. Those already vaccinated will wear a special bracelet, unlike those who have yet to receive their corresponding dose. However, this will not apply to projects that are already filming, as is apparently the case with the sequel to Black panther.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Director Ryan Coogler is re-directing a cast consisting of Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. In terms of new faces, there are also Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta and Dominique Thorne.
The entry Report anti vaccine posture of Letitia Wright on the set of Black Panther was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.