‘Keep chasing after your dreams’- Black Panther star tells high school students


Letitia Wright, the Guyana-born actress best known for her role in Marvel’s Black Panther franchise, urged scores of high school students to continue chasing their dreams and strive to positively contribute to Guyana.

The movie star told those gathered in the packed Queen’s College auditorium that meeting with children was a key focus of hers during her first visit to Guyana after 20 years abroad.

“I wanted to visit the children because I really think it is important for us to be inspired as children.

Black Panther star Letitia Wright recites Guyana’s National Pledge at the packed Queen’s College auditorium (Photo: Ministry of Education/ January 31, 2023)

“That is how we can move on in life,” Wright told the schoolchildren.

The movie star reflected on her own life and said even though her face is plastered on banners in many places, she encountered her own set of challenges. But with her faith in God and family support, she manages to push forward.

“God placed something inside of me and I trusted (it) and I believe.

“Whatever it is God placed in your heart, that you feel can be a positive contribution to our earth, to our planet, to our Guyana… please focus on that,” Wright said.

She added, “Please, please, please keep chasing after your dreams.”

Black Panther star Letitia Wright (in white) and Education Minister Priya Manickchand (in red) at Queen’s College (Photo: Ministry of Education/ January 31, 2023)

At Queen’s College, scores of children from various schools, some from as far as Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice), gathered to see the movie star. The Ministry of Education dubbed Tuesday’s event as one meant to honour the Guyanese woman.

Hours before, Wright visited her alma mater- the Patentia Primary School on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD).

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