'Black Panther' set was 'almost like a church' as cast and crew testified to God's miracles

An actress who stars in the new blockbuster Marvel hit Black Panther has said that during the making of the movie the cast and crew were testifying to God's miracles and the set of the film had an atmosphere that felt 'almost like a church'.

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The Daily Mail reported that Sope Aluko, a Nigerian-born Christian who holds both US and British citizenship, told online publication Okay Africa on Friday said many members of the cast and crew 'testified' to feeling the presence of providence while shooting the film.

'During breaks we shared our testimony of how we got to where [we] did and most of the people were testifying to God's miracles, it was almost like church,' Aluko said.

When asked how it felt to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names like Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordan, and Forest Whitaker, Aluko said it was like being at 'home'.

She added: 'We had early call times but I didn't even feel the long set hours because it was such a good time. I didn't feel like I was amongst stars, everyone was so down to earth and normal.'

On the role of black people in cinema, she said: 'Directors are now more open to casting real Africans with real accents from different parts of the continent, so that's very reassuring. Notable names like Yvonne Orji, Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyewole have made it easier for those coming behind to break in.

'It's cool to be Nigerian these days so it's a great time for actors in Hollywood because it feels like it's all finally happening.'

You can read Christian Today's Martin Saunders's review of Black Panther here.

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