We got a nice surprise this morning when a new Black Panther trailer dropped! This trailer features more of Danai as Okoye. There was also lovely a new poster released, which you can see below, with Danai right in the middle! I’ve also added a few screen captures from both trailers, that you can now view in the gallery.
Today Danai attended an event as The Walking Dead donated artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, and Scott Gimple. I’ve got some pictures in the gallery, a few videos and pictures from social media below. I’ll add more to this post as I find it!
Danai is featured in the October/November issue of BUST Magazine! In it, there’s an article where Danai talks about her beginnings in the entertainment industry, her current projects, and feminism. I’ve added high-quality scans to the gallery and I’ve got an excerpt from the article below. You can read the entire article at Bust.com.
When asked how she remains present while managing her multiple roles as a writer, advocate, and actor, she clarifies that she is just as deliberate and purposeful as the powerful women she portrays. From playing Afeni Shakur in the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, to Okoye, her warrior character in Black Panther, Gurira’s personas represent a lineage of sovereign women who take ownership of their lives because of their “love of their people” and themselves.
“I try to live a purposeful life pursuing what I feel is my calling,” she says. And that calling includes creating roles as a writer that “give other black women a chance to shine. All my plays have African female protagonists and lead characters because I’m American born and Zimbabwe raised,” she continues. “I’m a product of both places and have lived my life attempting to connect them and bridge the gap.” Read more at Bust.com
Danai Gurira and the cast and production team of the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther were present at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference on September 22, 2017. She took part in the Imagining a Bigger World – Marvel’s Black Panther, Cultural Heritage and STEM panel along with other panelists and celebs, including Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. I haven’t found any videos yet, but if you know of any please send them in!
The main cast of The Walking Dead is featured on the cover of the September 29th issue of Entertainment Weekly! The photos were shared today, including previews of 3 different covers! The 3rd cover, which features Carol, Daryl, Rick and Michonne, will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores beginning Sept. 26. Or you can order all three covers (or any of them individually) online here. You can read more in this cover reveal post by EW. And then as if that weren’t enough, there’s more pictures and a couple of behind the scenes videos below. This is amazing! 😀