Published December 13, 2019

Exclusive Clip: Lupita Nyong'o On the Ambitious and Aspirational 'Black Panther' Film

The star talks 'Black Panther' on 'Inside The Actors Studio'!


The captivating and talented Lupita Nyong'o looks back at her time working on the critically acclaimed award-winning Marvel Studios' Black Panther film as well as reflect on the film's cultural impact.

We have an exclusive clip of the Inside the Actors Studio interview with Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba above.

Speaking to Aduba, Nyong'o shares her initial thoughts on the film, "What struck me was that it was not shying away from the social political issues that it ends up dealing with, and I remember just thinking, 'Are you sure this is a Marvel film?' because this sounds way more radical than spandex."

Nyong'o later touts the rare combination the film possesses, "We ended up making this film, and it's an extremely ambitious film, but it doesn't compromise the aspiration quality, the imagination; it embraces it. This was a case where a popular film was doing a social solid as well, which it comes by very rarely where something is so socially, politically relevant and popular."

Watch the full interview with Lupita Nyong'o and Uzo Aduba on the season finale of Inside the Actors Studio this Sunday, December 15 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Ovation TV.

This past summer, during D23 Expo 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the Black Panther sequel is a go, and will be released in theaters May 6, 2022, with Ryan Coogler returning to directing the sequel.

Insider the Actors Studio, which airs Sundays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Ovation TV, the network committed to presenting an exciting and diverse lineup of talent to discuss the craft of acting, has curated an impressive roster of multiple hosts to engage with guests and the students of The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University. The roster includes Alec Baldwin interviewing Henry Winkler, Kelsey Grammer interview James Burrows, Jane Lynch interviewing David Oyelowo, Greta Gerwig interviewing Laura Dern, LaTanya Richardson Jackson interviewing Alfre Woodard, and Uzo Aduba interviewing Lupita Nyong'o.

For more on Black Panther, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page!

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