Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett cover Elle USA’s November issue

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Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett are part of the eleven honorees of 2018 as Elle USA marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Women in Hollywood.

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Angela, Lupita and Danai were an integral part of the hit movie Black Panther. Gurira displayed strength in her character in the movie and as during their interview with Clover Hope Of Elle, she spoke on their role in the blockbuster.

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Read some excerpts from the interview below.

Angela on black female representation in Black Panther: “The women were integral to the storytelling and the wisdom that the main character possessed. It was really important in terms of the representation of black feminine strength.”

Black panther womenDanai on her wig-snatching scene: “I loved doing that, from the minute she’s wearing that wig and complaining about it, to the minute she gets rid of it very pragmatically. That spoke to so many things about feminine aesthetics.”

Lupita on relating to her character: “Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.”

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