Letitia Wright, who played Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther, is an award-winning actress. The Guyanese-British actress is a rising star in Hollywood and has been featured on several popular television shows. She has guest roles in top-rated programs like Holby City, Top Boy, and Humans. She also has a recurring role as Renie on the British series Doctor Who. In 2015, she received a breakout performance in the film Urban Hymn. In addition to her acting career, Wright is an active member of the church.
Some of her fans have speculated that the Black Panther star is gay or bisexual. However, Wright has denied those claims and stated that she is straight. During an interview with Dazed in 2020, she criticized her celebrity status for making it difficult to find a romantic partner. She also stated that she doesn’t use dating apps because she believes that “the one” will come to her.
Despite the fact that she is not a lesbian, she has portrayed many LGBTQ characters in her movies and TV shows. Most recently, she appeared in the Russell T. Davies miniseries Banana, a sequel to the cunning Cucumber. In this show, Wright plays a young lesbian who is damaged and naive.
The series centers on Manchester’s LGBT youth, which is an area that reflects some of the issues that Wright has faced in her personal life. In late 2022, she was a subject of controversy when she shared a video from a pastor who promoted anti-vax views and transphobic remarks. The star later apologized for her tweet.