Ever since she came to light as Shuri, a genius inventor and princess of Wakanda, in the multi award winning Marvel block buster, The black Panther, Leticia Wright has no shied away from sharing her faith and how God helped her through depression.
In an interview with Teen Vogue she said “I speak boldly about [depression] because I struggled with it and I tried to find different ways [to heal], and it just didn't work. I had to look deeper to find what could hold me, and I found that what held me together was my relationship with Jesus and my relationship with God,” she continued.
Things got so bad, however that Wright took an acting break four years ago in order to tend to her own mental health. “It was like this repetitive cycle that you can’t break out of,” she said. “I did personally deal with it, and I just had to surrender to God, and I found that it really worked for me.” Last week, she won a Bafta for Break Through artist and the praise of God was still on her lips.
'A few years ago I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting,' she said. 'The only thing that pulled me out of it was God, my belief, my faith and my family, and an email from Bafta asking me to become part of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits. 'I was like: "Let me try again".
Since 2015, Wright has enjoyed phenomenal success, with starring roles in blockbuster
Hits Avengers: Infinity War and Black Mirror in addition to Black Panther.