‘Black Panther’: Lupita Nyong’o Discusses Her Toughest Stunt

Lupita N'yongo discusses playing Nakia in Marvel's 'Black Panther,' including some of the tough stunt choreography that she had to perform.

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Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in the film, is answering questions about what her experience was like filming the latest Marvel installment. One of her most interesting answers came in response to a question about the stunts that she had to perform in the film, and based on her description, Nakia sounds even more formidable than we had originally thought.

While sitting down with The Hollywood Reporter, Lupita Nyong’o played a game called Fishing For Answers, where she answered a series of rapid-fire questions. Here’s what she had to say she was asked about her toughest Black Panther stunt:

“Oh man, there were quite a few…I had to scissor this guy with my legs, so like basically jump up and throw my legs forward and wrap my legs around his waist and take him down. That was quite hard to learn.”

You can see Lupita Nyong’o’s answer to that question and more in the video below.

What do you think about this Black Panther stunt and are you excited to see how Lupita N’yongo performs as Nakia in the film? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape). In addition, Atandwa Kani has been cast in an unspecified role.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2017.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter