Amandla Stenberg Explains Why She Dropped Out Of 'Black Panther' Casting



Amandla Stenberg was one of the actresses in the running to play Shuri, but she decided not to pursue the role of T'Challa's tech-obsessed sister.

"I was in the audition process for it, then I decided to not continue with the process because I thought that it wouldn't be right for me as a biracial, light-skinned American to be playing [the role]. I don't think visually it [would've] make sense and it wasn't appropriate for me to go after that role. Black Panther is one of the only films that we have that has darker-skinned representation. That's what was so beautiful about it."

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