Divine Love Konadu-Sun has spoken out on how it felt playing the son of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who is also called T’Challa. Konadu-Sun also plays the son of Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, with the reveal being that T’Challa and Nakia had a child together but decided to keep their son away from the royal pressure of Wakanda, where T’Challa’s son would be deemed a prince. POCCulture.com got a chance to speak to the child actor, asking him how he felt when both joining and being in the massive MCU project.
Seeing Himself On The Big Screen
While talking to POC Culture, the eight-year-old actor Divine Love Konadu-Sun said that it was “very exciting” and ”wonderful” seeing himself in the Black Panther sequel. Stating that his inspiration behind becoming an actor all started when viewing the first Black Panther film, which came out in 2018.
“It was a dream come true because I’ve been wanting to do it for so long, and also it was amazing because I finally got to see myself on the big screen, and I’ve wanted to do that since I saw Black Panther.”.Divine Love Konadu-Sun – POCCulture.com
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Finding Out He Got The Role
POC Culture writes that Konadu-Sun had to read multiple scripts before even being considered for an audition, which Konadu-Sun found challenging at times due to the character being different from his own personality. Nevertheless, as you may know, if you watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, he of course landed the part and was extremely excited when finding out from the team over at Marvel Studios.
“I hugged my parents and I was just dancing a whole bunch”Divine Love Konadu-Sun – POCCulture.com
Preparing For The Role
Konadu-Sun also spoke up on how what additional information he was provided to prepare for the role, telling POC Culture that Ryan Coogler described the character as “athletic”, Coogler is the director of both Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Konadu-Sun also mentioned to POC Culture that he had watched Chadwick Boseman’s first MCU movie as Black Panther, which was Captain America: Civil War.
Favorite Superhero & Set Memories
Divine Love Konadu-Sun also confessed to POC Culture that his favorite MCU superhero is that of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, in fact, Konadu-Sun confirmed that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is his favorite superhero in general. He also told POC Culture that he is a huge fan of superheroes and reading comic books, plus he got to keep a piece of his chair from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever set, the piece that has his name on it.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now streaming on Disney Plus.
Source: POC Culture.com