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‘I make dreams come true’ – the star-maker who shot Letitia Wright, John Boyega and more to glory

As Wright pulls on the Black Panther catsuit, we meet Femi Oguns, whose acting school for black Brits – started two decades ago with a handful of flyers – is now Hollywood’s go-to talent hotspot A few days before she was cast as Shuri in Black Panther, Letitia Wright told Femi Oguns that she already knew she’d got the role. As a graduate of Oguns’ Identity School of Acting, Wright had been close to him and his family since she was a teenager and was staying overnight at his house in London at the time. “In the morning,” recalls Oguns, “she sat down and said, ‘Femi, I’m going to tell you something: I got the role.’ I said, ‘What, they told you?’ And she was like, ‘No. But I’ve got the role.’ Somehow she just knew. And I believed her.” Sure enough, two days later, Marvel called confirming that Wright had indeed landed the role that would change her life. This week, Wright steps even further into the spotlight – and the Black Panther catsuit, after the premature death of Chadwick Boseman – in the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Continue reading...

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