The Black Panther hype has not died down and we’re living for it. What helps, I think, is that the actors and actresses are all so chummy with each other! In a sweet gesture, Lupita Nyong’o (who plays Nakia, King T’Challa’s love interest) decided to pay homage to her king by imitating his Rolling Stone magazine cover.
Nyong’o posted a black and white photo that has her decked out in black with a gorgeous necklace, akin to her co-actor’s photo. Powerful, regal, royalty. That’s the only way to put it.
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T'Challa. You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen. And I will never get enough of the way you say the word "because." We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. Enkosi Kumkani!! And congratulations on your @rollingstone cover. From someone who loves you. #CoverCosplay My 📷 by @vernonfrancois Chadwick's by Norman Jean Roy #BlackPanther #WakandaForever
And, just when you thought that Lupita’s message was sweet, wait ’til you read Chadwick’s comment on her photo!
An actual, real-life, king and queen, everyone. This got us all swooning. Not many get to be called “my glory” by the Chadwick Boseman so this is a huge deal. Be still, my heart.
Did your heart melt at their messages for each other? Let us know!