Faith-focused actress shares acting accolade

Faith-focused actress shares acting accolade Letitia Wright

A prominent Christian actress was among the winners of the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last weekend.

The superhero movie Black Panther took away the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Guyanese-born British actress Letitia Wright (25, pictured), who plays Princess Shuri, the hero’s inventor-sister, has already been identified as last year’s biggest box-office earner, after appearing not merely in the blockbuster Black Panther but Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ready Player One and The Commuter.

Ms Wright has previously spoken about taking time out from acting to focus on her faith. “I just needed to take a break from acting because I really idolised it. So I came off from it and I went on a journey to discover God and my relationship with God and I became a Christian,” Wright told a UK chat show last year.

“I felt secure and I felt like I didn’t need validation from anyone else or from getting a part. My happiness wasn’t dependent on that, it was dependent on my relationship with God,” she said.